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Have you found your own course yet?
There are still places available in Helsinki Metropolitan Area adult education centres, and there is plenty of choice. Courses are organised both as contact teaching and online.
In Helsinki, you can enjoy blins and familiarise yourself with different wine countries and the Ethiopian cuisine. You can cook Halloween treats with your kids, have a pancake party or take a fun image processing course. In Espoo, you can take a culinary journey all over Europe and Asia, not forgetting the Christmas delicacies. There is also room on handicraft courses. Would you like to make and enamel your own jewellery or make paper?

In Vantaa, you can calm down and meditate or personalise your furniture. The stand-up course takes you deeper into the world of comedy. Yoga and dance will give you energy for the dark autumn. There are also many inspiring courses on offer at Helsingfors Arbis. From archipelago navigation to contemporary dance and from the basics of the Ukrainian language to live streaming. On the e-textile course, you can sew small reflective items to make you visible in the dark.

There are many options available in the autumn language courses. Intensive Spanish for beginners is suitable for those who like fast-paced learning. On the short courses, you can refine your conversation skills and writing or revise your grammar. If you are planning to travel, you can learn useful phrases and vocabulary in different languages.

The online courses cover, among other things, Chinese characters, the basics of genealogy and the history of theatre and art. Familiarise yourself with smart devices and social media from home on an online course.

Join us in learning new things and enjoying recreational activities. Enrolment is open throughout the semester at all adult education centres.

Published October 15, 2021

The autumn break is spent in different ways at adult education centres
The autumn break on 18–24 October affects the teaching of adult education centres in various ways.

The adult education centres in Espoo and the Finnish Adult Education Centre in Helsinki take an autumn break, and no teaching is held. Helsingfors Arbis (the Swedish Adult Education Centre) takes an autumn break on 20–21 October. In Vantaa, some of the courses meet as usual, while others take a week off.

You can find course-specific information on Ilmonet under each course.

Published October 14, 2021

Additional places available on autumn courses
The restrictions on the number of participants in the courses of Helsinki Metropolitan Area adult education centres will be lifted at the beginning of October and, at the same time, the restrictions on recreational activities will also be removed.


As the restrictions are lifted, more people will be able to participate in the teaching of adult education centres. The change will apply to several thousand courses.

The restrictions on the number of participants in adult education centre events, concerts and lectures will also be removed. The recommendation on wearing face masks in adult education centre premises remains valid.

Additional places have also been made available on some courses that have already started in September but still accept enrolments. Additional places can now also be offered to those queuing for a course place.

Many courses have vacancies and enrolment is open throughout the semester in all adult education centres.

Join us in learning new things and enjoying recreational activities!

Published October 4, 2021

Enjoy the autumn at Espoo Adult Education Centre!
Our doors are open again and returning to contact teaching has started well. We will continue to offer many online courses in addition to contact teaching so you can study wherever it is most suitable to you.

We offer a wide selection of courses and there are new courses continuously starting. You can find your choice of courses at Ilmonet.fi

In the fortnightly Espoo Adult Education newsletter, you will find a selection of our courses. You may subscribe to the newsletter by allowing the marketing messages at Ilmonet.fi.

Espoo Arbis also offers many new courses, which are available at Ilmonet.fi.

You are warmly welcome to join us!

Published September 29, 2021

Find a Hobby or Start Studying at Espoo Adult Education Centre
There are now more than 2000 courses available to choose from, including exercise and well-being, languages and culture, IT, arts and natural and social sciences.

You can also complete studies at the Open University or University of the 3 rd Age.

You may search for your choice of courses at Ilmonet.fi. Registration is open throughout the year. There are courses available for all ages. (Read more about our selection of courses in our newsletter).

There are also interesting courses available at Esbo Arbis – you will find them also at Ilmonet.fi.

Join us (at Espoo Adult Education Centre) and boost your energy this autumn!

Published September 22, 2021

Enrolments at Helsinki begins 16.8
Enrolment for courses at Helsingin työväenopisto and Helsingfors arbis begins on 16 to 18 August. Enrolment continues the whole autumn term.
16.8, Monday 10:00
Art
Media and Information Technology
Physical Education, Health and Well-Being

17.8, Tuesday 10:00
Handcraft
Home and Gardening
Domestic Science
Literature, Drama and Native Language
Music
People, Society & Culture
Nature, Environment, Technology and Transport
Open University

18.8, Wednesday 10:00
Languages, S2
Published August 13, 2021

Enrolments begins at Vantaa and Helsinki

Enrolment for Vantaan aikuisopisto’s courses begins on 9 to 11 August and in Helsinki one week later 16 to 18 August.

Enrolment in Espoo has begun and continues all autumn. The exact enrolment date and time is mentioned on each course.

New courses are published all through the spring so do come and check the selection regularly. You can easily find the additions to the selection by clicking What’s New on Search page.
In the autumn – if the pandemic situation allows – most courses will return to class rooms. Social distancing is still taken into account, and the maximum number of students on new courses is smaller than normally.
Published August 5, 2021

Autumn term courses in Vantaa are published
Even though summer is only beginning, you can start planning autumn too. The course catalogue is history in Vantaa.
All autumn term courses in Vantaa are now published on Ilmonet.

However, we do not publish a traditional course catalogue in August anymore. You can find all our courses here.

Order a monthly newsletter
We share information about our courses on social media and in our monthly newsletter. Sign in and check your marketing permission – if you allow Vantaan Aikuisopisto to send you messages, you will receive a monthly newsletter, that will keep you up-to-date on all the news from the Institute.

The latest newsletter (in Finnish) you can read here: Kesäkuun uutiset

Enrolment begins in August
Enrolment for Vantaan aikuisopisto’s courses begins on 9 to 11 August at 13.00. The exact date is mentioned on each course.

In the autumn – if the pandemic situation allows – most courses will return to class rooms. Social distancing is still taken into account, and the maximum number of students on new courses is smaller than normally.
Published June 4, 2021