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Enrolment  continues  all autumn 
You can still find seats on many courses. Do keep in mind, that if your favourite course is full, you can enrol to queue for a seat. It is still possible to get in – the situation changes all the time.

On top of the Search page you can find a quick link 'Free spaces' for courses that still have seats available.  

If you would like to take part on a course asap click 'Last minute' to see what is available within the next two weeks - and find something interesting you weren't even looking for.   

If courses in a class room are not your cup of tea at the moment, we also have a lot of courses online. Choose 'online' from Type menu to find them.  

Safe studying 

We are doing our best at the Institutes to make class rooms as safe as possible. Groups are now smaller and the class rooms are cleaned to very high standards. But also you, as a student, have a role to play in keeping other students safe. All the Institutes have instructions on their web sites. Please read them carefully before you come to the course.  

Published September 4, 2020

Study and be safe
The coronavirus pandemic also affects our courses. Our doors will open, but we need to make several adjustments to our lessons, and we are also prepared to move lessons online in case there is an official request for it.
Our whole staff ensures that studying on our courses is as safe as possible. On our premises, you can either wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer, shared tools are sanitised frequently, and social distancing is taken into account both in the common areas and in classrooms.
We have increased the number of online courses significantly, so if face-to-face teaching is not your cup of tea this autumn, you can still take part on a course. Some of the lectures are streamed online. You can find online lectures and courses by choosing Type > Online courses or Online lecture on Search page.
It is extremely important that all students take the precautions seriously. You can significantly lower the risk of infection with good hand hygiene and by coughing and sneezing correctly. If you experience any corona symptoms, don’t attend the lessons or even come to the premises. Contact  the local health authorities by phone.
If you want more information about how the pandemic affects the institutes, contact the customer service of the institute in question or check their web pages.
Published August 7, 2020

The new Course Brochure for Autumn
Browse the brandnew course brochure! You can study languages, handcrafts, science and environment, music, take cooking courses, media and information technology or exercise for health and wellbeing.
Complete your professional skills, speed up for further studies or just come and have fun in a relaxed atmosphere.
You can pick up your copy at the nearest area centre, library or service locations.

All courses are available for your perusal at
Published September 3, 2020

Enrol on a course
You can enrol for courses in Helsingin työväenopisto, Helsingfors arbis and Vantaan Aikuisopisto starting from 10 to 12 August, depending on the subject. Enrolment for all courses in Espoon työväenopisto or Esbo Arbis continues, except for Finnish courses for which the enrolment begins from 10 to 12 August.
Helsingin työväenopisto

Enrolment begins depending on the subject from 10 to 12 August at 10.00 and continues all autumn.
  • You can also enrol by phone, 0931088610 or in our customer service offices at 10–16.
  • Customer service is open from Monday to Thursday at 10–16, telephone: 09 310 88610.
  • You can collect the printed study guide from our premises or from libraries.
Helsingfors arbis

Enrolment begins depending on the subject from 10 to 12 August and continues all autumn. You can also enrol by phone 09 310 494 or at our premises in Dagmarinkatu 3.

Vantaan Aikuisopisto

Enrolment begins depending on the subject from 10 to 12 August at 13.00 and continues all autumn.
  • You can also enrol by phone 0983924342
  • You can also come to Opistotalo or Myyrinki from 10 to 12 August at 13-15.
Collect the printed study guide from Opistotalo, Myyrinki, Vantaa-infos, libraries, or Suomalainen Kirjakauppa.

Espoon työväenopisto
  • Enrolment for courses in Espoo continues all autumn.  You can also enrol by calling our customer service, 020 692 444, from Monday to Thursday at 12–15.
  • Enrolment for Finnish courses (S2) begins on 10.–12.8. You can also enrol by phone, call 020 692 444.
Printed study guide is published in the beginning of September and you can collect if from our premises, libraries and service points. The online version is published on 26 August.

Esbo Arbis

Enrolment for courses in Espoo continues all autumn.  You can also enrol by calling 09 81657 890 From Monday to Thursday at 10–12 ja 13–15.

Welcome to courses!
Published July 31, 2020

How do we create a sustainable future together?
Espoo Adult Education Centre and Esbo Arbetarinstitut would like to enhance the knowledge for sustainable development in the project Ecosocial education as part of activities of adult education centres.

It is the aim of the project to create a common understanding for ecosocial education in the everyday life of adult education centres, how it is seen in the daily work as well as to enhance the knowledge of its personnel concerning sustainable development.

The topic is most current, as 62% of the Finns consider the climate change as a real and extremely serious threat, which needs to be prevented without delay and which needs to be tackled with every means (Finnish Energy 2018). Stopping of the climate change is also one of the Agenda 2030 objectives in the UN programme for sustainable development. Agenda 2030 includes 17 global objectives for sustainable development, which are to be reached latest by 2030. Espoo is one of the forerunners in the Agenda 2030 programme.

Knowledge of the ecosocial education enables the personnel a vast perspective of sustainable development. The personnel may better highlight sustainable development, observe it in their own work and course planning. Our work communities build a sustainable future together.

Published February 10, 2020