The Finnish National Agency for Education produces a large number of publications to support provision and development of education and training. In addition, the agency is in charge of publishing learning materials for subjects or fields that are small in volume. The Finnish National Agency for Education also publishes a number of brochures and leaflets for international use.

A more extensive collection of publications is available in Finnish and Swedish.

Core Curricula and Qualification Requirements

You can find information on national core curricula and qualification requirements on our website in the section dedicated specifically to the subject:

The renewed national core curricula for early childhood and care, pre-primary, basic and general upper secondary education have been published in English. You can purchase printed copies of the publications on our online bookstore and digital copies from

Name Year
A Good School Library2006
Accreditation Model for Study Programmes in Hotel and Restaurant Services2006
Changing school management2012
Competence framework for VET professions2009
Competence Map for Workplace Instructors2014
Competence-based Qualification Guide2013
Competence-based Qualifications 1st January 20062006
Competence-based Qualifications 1st January 20072007
Competence-based Qualifications 1st January 20082008
Competences and skills needs in services for the elderly2015
Constructive Interaction 2018
Cooperation between schools and businesses including marketing and sponsorship2004
Curricula for Sign Language as a Mother Tongue Written language as a Second Language for the Deaf2006
Education, training and demand for labour in Finland by 20202009
Education, training and demand for labour in Finland by 20252012
E-learning Nordic 2006 - Impact of ICT on education2006
Facts Express 1C/2017: New perspectives on everyday schoolwork2017
Facts Express 1C/2018: Physical activity during the school day and learning. Summary of the status review2018
Facts Express 2B/2017: Students heading abroad are flexible and understand different perpectives2017
Facts Express 2C/2018: Young people's world is changing – what is the response of youth work?2018
Facts Express 3C/2018: Tutor teacher activities in basic education in Finland2018
Facts Express 4C/2017: Statistics about international activities of schools in school year 2016–20172017
Facts Express 6B/2018: What brought students to Finland, how do they find studying here?2018
Facts Express 8B/2018: Statistics on international mobility periods of higher education students in Finland 20172018
Facts Express 9B/2018: Statistics on foreign degree students in Finnish higher education institutions in 2017 2018
Faktaa - Facts and figures 1B/2018: Quality and competitiveness. International activities of vocational education and training staff and the effects of these activities on their vocational institution2018
Finecvet as a pioneer 2012
Finland's hard-working and confident experts abroad!2017
Finnish teachers and principals in figures2018
Futures Education2007
Guide for the Implementation of Vocational Teachers' Work Placement Periods2014
Guide on Implementing Workplace Instructor Training2014
Higher Education Cooperation with Russia 2017
Higher Education in the People's Republic of China2007
Immigrant education in liberal adult education institutions 20102012
Increasing the quality and effectiveness of the management of internationalisation. The present state of the internationalisation processes of vocational education in Finland.2009
Inspiring and Strengthening the Competence-based Approach in all VET in Finland2015
International comparisons of some features of Finnish education and training 20102011
International comparisons of some features of Finnish education and training 20112012
International Competencies Provided by Forestry Education in Finland2011
International survey on educational leadership2012
Key Figures on Apprenticeship Training in Finland2016
Key figures on early childhood and basic education in Finland2018
Key Figures on Early Childhood and Basic Education in Finland2015
Key figures on general upper secondary education in Finland2018
Learning in, about and for development partnerships2015
National evaluation data based on vocational skills demonstrations2006
National Report on Finnish Piloting of The Learning Objects2004
Performance indicator for initial vocational education and training in Finland 20112011
Physical activity and learning2012
Prevention of and intervention in sexual harassments at schools and educational institutions – Summary2018
Quality Management Recommendation for Vocational Education and Training2008
Report on competences and skills needs in the games industry2016
Report on the referencing of the Finnish National Qualifications Framework2018
Schools reaching out to a global world2011
Strategy for Education and Training for Sustainable Development2006
Strength from International Cooperation2014
Summary of four national assessments of mathematics learning in the 9th grade of basic education, 1998–2004 2004
The Competent Teacher 2010−20202010
The implications of using skills tests as basis for a national evaluation system in Finland2006
The school of opportunities2011
Thematic approaches to equality and equity in basic education2008
Training for Workplace instructors, 3 credits2013
WBL-TOI Manual2010