Stakeholder roles are based on legislation. The legislation is prepared by The Ministry of Education and Culture.
The Finnish National Agency for Education guides and co-ordinates the implementation of the scheme on national level (EDUFI, oph.fi/en). Its role is to guide, advise and co-ordinate development and implementation of vocational education and training on national level and cooperate with VET providers who implement VET in practice. EDUFI cooperate also with other key stakeholders, including from the world of work. These tasks cover all vocational education and training, including apprenticeship. The overall and common aim is the high quality of VET.
EDUFI prepares the national qualifications and preparatory education and training for VET. It also develops education and training through funding projects, increases the productivity of education and supports internationalisation.
Within the limits of their respective VET providers licences, legislation and other regulation, VET providers can decide independently on the allocation of education they offer, in which educational institutions and learning environments, and how education is organised.
The experts on apprenticeship training in EDUFI are working in the Learning and internationalisation, Vocational education and training unit.