As an adult education student you have greater freedom in deciding how you wish to structure your studies. You decide if you wish to study full-time or part-time, during the day or evening or take a distance-learning course. You can choose between theoretical courses and more practical, vocational training.
Municipal adult education is primarily designed to help you if you were unable to complete your secondary or upper secondary school education or need further qualifications for higher education.
You must be 20 years of age or older and registered in the population register for Stockholm. If you are rising 20 during the year, you may start your studies from the second half of the calender year. If you have an upper secondary school leaving certificate, you can study even under 20 years of age.
You can get more information, advice and guidance on which course would suit you at Komvuxcentrum Stockholm and what rules apply when you study at komvux in Stockholm. Komvuxcentrum Stockholm is at Hornsgatan 124 on Södermalm. Nearest subway station is Zinksensdamm. Map
Adult education foundation course
Corresponds to secondary school level and is tailored to adult needs. You have a right to study at foundation level if you lack the skills that are normally attained in secondary school.
Upper secondary adult education
Corresponds to upper secondary school courses and requires you to have knowledge corresponding to secondary school level or foundation level before you can apply to upper secondary courses. You can choose free-standing courses or a package course. There are no educational guarantees at upper secondary school level. Applicants with less schooling take priority over candidates with more schooling.
Lärvux (Education for adults with learning difficulties)
Lärvux is municipal adult education for individuals with learning difficulties, the majority of whom have learning disabilities. Lärvux is open to students aged 20 or older. Applications to Lärvux are made via your local municipality.
If you would like to do a real job with training, an apprenticeship could be for you. You will spend at least 70 percent of your training in a workplace with a mentor. The training lasts from one to four terms depending on the apprenticeship area and your background. Apprenticeship courses are designed to meet job market needs.
The aim is for all courses to lead to a job at the end of training. In the first instance, apprenticeships are aimed at adults like you who do not have upper secondary school qualifications. If you have completed upper secondary school but are unemployed or in a temporary job, you can also apply for an adult apprenticeship.
However, if you have post upper secondary school qualifications, you are not part of the target group adult apprenticeships are intended for. Read more at www.stockholm.se/larling.
Higher Vocational Education
Higher Vocational Education combines theory with practical training in a workplace. Courses are available in sectors where there is an explicit need for well-educated labour. The starting point for Higher Vocational Education courses is that they should be relevant to the job market and working life. Courses vary in length, but most are from one to three years.