Finland’s education system inspires us, and we know that it also inspires people from near and far. This is why we have shared and continue to share our extensive expertise on the Finnish school concept.
From delivering compact training programmes, to co-creating Finnish International schools, we lead in developing inspirational and thriving learning communities across the globe.
Full-scale ECF School
If it’s a full-scale Finnish school you’re looking for, we can set up an ECF School in your region that uses the Finnish curriculum framework, fused with local guidelines and regulations. We offer schools across the whole spectrum from KG to TVET. We plan the school in close cooperation with you and carry the responsibility of making it a functional unit. We also take care of the school’s operations. Our services include reforming your teacher training, compiling the school’s curriculum, and providing vocational and professional qualifications, in collaboration with your local experts. Teaching at the school is carried out by both Finnish teachers and local teachers trained by us.
Case: Qatar–Finland International School in Doha
Q.F.I. School 2017–2018
- Grades 0–8
- Students 750
- Staff 86 (100+ with outsourced staff)
- People: Students from 60+ different nationalities, staff from 19 different nationalities, 50% of staff Finnish
- Localised Finnish curriculum
Your School with the ECF Approach
We talk about school as a service when you want to use the Finnish education concept to complement an existing educational path in your school. Or, you may want to implement your local curriculum through the use of Finnish teaching and learning practices. Either way, we will support you in continuously developing your school and monitoring its quality, all the while training you to become experts in Finnish pedagogy.
Teacher education and training
Because a school run by local resources is the strongest and most sustainable in the long run, we train international educators to become experts in Finnish pedagogy.
We organise further training, professional qualifications, and degree programmes for groups in collaboration with our owner organisations (University of Jyväskylä, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Jyväskylä Educational Consortium Gradia).
For groups of educators seeking a compact and interactive training package, we have developed a portfolio of FINNspire Days which offer a gateway to Finland’s education concept. Use our FINNspire Programme Builder to create your bespoke learning experience.
Vocational and professional qualifications
We understand that to succeed in changing markets, you need to have a skilled workforce, no matter the field. This is why we offer flexible and work-based learning opportunities for young learners and adults. The qualifications are accredited by the Finnish National Agency for Education, delivered through the authorised provider Jyväskylä Educational Consortium Gradia, and recognised at the European Qualification Framework levels 4 and 5 in the EU and most OECD countries.
Certificate for Teaching through English in Higher Education TEHE
TEHE is a statement of individual achievement in demonstrating pedagogical competences to teach through English in higher education. Drawing on over 25 years’ experience in Finland and other European countries, this certificate is now available for academics worldwide. The 3-stage test process provides an assessment of competences as well as support for academics in further developing their professional understanding of teaching through English.
What is it like to partner with us?
We are professionals of service design. Our experience of 30 countries and more than 200 projects has also made us project management professionals. We understand our partners and tailor our services through co-creation. This means finding the most efficient ways to collaborate and exploring the most creative solutions to your needs.