Courses and registration

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The Finnish Adult Education Centre is full of interesting courses with something exciting to learn for everyone. You’ll also meet like-minded people in our courses. We regularly hear stories from customers about the acquaintances and friendships they have made here which have lasted for years. Our courses are both a hobby and a way of life for some of our customers. Whether you are coming to the Centre for the first time or have been with us for years, you are most welcome to join us.

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Register for courses using the service, by phone at +358 9 310 88610, or at the centre’s service desks. The service desks are at Opistotalo, the Finnish Adult Education Centre main building on Helsinginkatu; Cultural Centre Malmitalo; Maunula House and Cultural Centre Stoa.  

Course seats are for individual use. You can register one other person than yourself by phone or at the service stations, provided you have their full contact information and social security number. Registering students must have a home address and a bank account in Finland to pay for the course.    

Your registration is binding. Please read the Centre’s terms and conditions before registering with the Ilmonet service. 

Sign up for the waiting list if the course has already filled up. We will notify students on the waiting list when seats become available for the course. The course information will indicate if you cannot register online.    

Persons aged under 18 cannot register themselves using the service. Guardians can register minors as family members at the Centre’s service station and register them for the course. A minor’s guardian is responsible for the fees for their family member.  

Registering as a user of the service requires that you authenticate with your online bank. If you don’t have online banking credentials, you can register at a service desk.

Catch a last-minute course

You can easily find all the courses at the Helsinki adult education centre with available seats on Ilmonet.

Search for courses starting soon by navigating to the Search page on Ilmonet and clicking on “last-minute” in the top navigation menu. 

Instruction is mainly in Finnish at the Finnish Adult Education Centre and in Swedish at our sister school, Swedish Adult Education Centre Arbis. Many courses may have an auxiliary language, as our instructors are happy to use their language skills. You’ll be fine in many courses, such as physical education, even if your Finnish or Swedish language skills are not strong. Our affordable courses are taught by professional, expert instructors who are interested in your learning and enthusiasm about joining the Finnish Adult Education Centre.

Interesting, educational and truly engaging courses for working people to o balance your daily routines, develop your skills and increase your knowledge. 

You can choose from more than 5,400 inspiring courses each year and attend 300 lectures or events. Course registration is usually in August or November–December when the courses are published. Follow our news feed and social media channels to be the first to know. Our courses are popular, so be quick if you have your eye on a particular course. If you didn’t get a seat in a course, join the waiting list or check out the last-minute registrations on Ilmonet

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