National Core Curricula for Immigrant Education

National core curriculum for instruction preparing immigrants for basic education 2009

Instruction preparing for basic education is intended for those pupils of immigrant backgrounds whose Finnish or Swedish language skills and/or other abilities are not sufficient to study in a pre-primary or basic education group.

The objective is to support the pupils’ balanced development and integration into Finnish society and to give them the necessary skills to enable them to attend basic education. The education takes into consideration the fact that pupils are different in terms of age, learning capabilities and background.

National Core Curriculum for Instruction Preparing Immigrants for Basic Education 2009 (pdf)

National core curriculum for integration training for adult migrants 2012

According to the Integration Act, integration training for adult migrants must be provided in compliance with this National Core Curriculum adopted by the Finnish National Board of Education. The Board recommends that each training provider draw up its own curriculum on the basis of this National
Core Curriculum.

When drawing up its curriculum for integration training for adult migrants, the training provider must give due consideration to the integration programme in place within its operating area and to any feedback received from previous integration training programmes. The curriculum should include those items that specifically promote integration in the location concerned.

National core curriculum for integration training for adult migrants 2012 (pdf)

New implementation models for the integration training for immigrants

The National Board of Education and Ministry of Employment and the Economy have specified possible new implementation models for the integration training of adult immigrants. These training models concern the integration training provided to adult immigrants both as labour market training and self-motivated education, in accordance with the National core curriculum for integration training for adult migrants (National Board of Education 1/011/2012).

New implementation models for the integration training for immigrants (pdf)

National core curriculum for literacy training for adult migrants 2012

Where a training provider offers literacy training for adult migrants, the training must be provided in compliance with this National Core Curriculum for Literacy Training for Adult Migrants drawn up by the Finnish National Board of Education. The Board recommends that each training provider draw up its own curriculum on the basis of this National Core Curriculum. The curriculum is to be approved by the body determined in the standing order or equivalent regulations of each educational institution or other education and training provider.

National core curriculum for literacy training for adult migrants 2012 (pdf)