The Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC) is responsible for the evaluation of learning outcomes in vocational education and training (VET). The aim of the learning outcomes evaluations is to provide information on how successfully students achieve the learning objectives and vocational skills requirements defined in the qualification requirements. In addition, the aim of evaluation is to promote learning, develop education, and ensure the quality of VET.
Qualification-specific learning outcomes evaluations focus at vocational skills and are based on vocational skills demonstrations and supplementary evaluation material, such as students’ self-evaluations, self-evaluations of VET providers and workplaces, and evaluations of the quality of the demonstrations. Evaluation data concerning common units and the key skills for lifelong learning is also produced.
Between 2007 and 2018, a total of 28 vocational upper secondary qualifications have been subject to evaluation. Between 2016 and 2019, the learning outcomes evaluation system has been developed as a response to the new legislation on VET and changes in the operating environment. In future, further vocational qualifications and specialist vocational qualifications will also be evaluated in addition to vocational upper secondary qualifications. The new evaluation system is piloted during 2019.
2007–2010 (results published in one report)
Hotel and restaurant services
Metalwork and machinery
Social and health care