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The number of participants at AcadeMedia’s Higher Vocational Education schools increase with 25 percent to more than 10,000 participants

AcadeMedia’s Higher Vocational Education had a record-breaking start with more than 10,200 participants, an increase of 25 percent compared to the last fiscal year. Swedish Education Group AB, acquired in December 2020, contributed with 19 percentage points of the total growth.

- We are proud to be able to contribute to an education form of great importance to Sweden and the Swedish business community. The fact that we now offer more than 10,000 participants the opportunity for a new future through our higher vocational training and the chance to employment will also make Swedish companies more competitive, says Christer Hammar, head of AcadeMedia's Adult Education Segment.

The growth in AcadeMedia’s Higher Vocational Education (HVE) is mainly attributable to an increased number of awarded training programmes, combined with more students applying to start HVE programmes this autumn and more students completing their education. The latter is an effect of our systematic quality work and good cooperation with the business community and industry organisations.  

Facts: AcadeMedia Adult Education Segment and AcadeMedia’s Higher Vocational Education business

  • AcadeMedia's Adult Education Segment is Sweden's largest provider of adult education with a presence in about 150 locations in the country. The segment works in three main customer groups: Municipal Higher Education (58 percent of net sales), Higher Vocational Education (26 percent), and Labour Market Services (13 percent). During the financial year 2020/21, net sales for the segment amounted to SEK 1,850 million.
  • The business run HVE programmes within most of the education areas of the Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education’s (MYH) with focus on Finance, administration and sales, Computing/IT, Health and healthcare, and Technology and manufacturing.
  • AcadeMedia's HVE schools are characterised by a strong focus on quality with clear governing documents and ongoing quality follow-ups. Guidelines for processes and routines to promote continuous development is an important success factor in the systematic quality work. In recent years, the processes around the pedagogical work have developed, which has resulted in more students completing their educations.

Facts: The Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education’s (MYH)

  • The Higher Vocational Education (HVE) programmes are supervised by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education (MYH). MYH analyse the labour market, decide which programmes qualify to be offered as HVE, and allocate government grants to the education providers.
  • Ordinary application process for licenses to start programmes takes approximately one year. Applications are submitted during the summer, after which MYH announce award decisions at the beginning of the calendar year and the programmes can then start the following autumn.

For more information, please contact:

Christer Hammar, Head of the business segment Adult Education
Telephone: +46 70 377 45 00
E-mail: christer.hammar@academedia.se

Hanna Clausén, IR
Telephone: +46 8 794 42 62
E-mail: hanna.clausen@academedia.se

About AcadeMedia

AcadeMedia creates opportunities for people to develop. The 18,100 employees at our 680 preschools, compulsory schools, upper secondary schools and adult education centres share a common focus on quality and development. Our 188,000 children and students are provided with a high-quality education, giving them the best conditions to attain both learning objectives and their full potential as individuals. AcadeMedia is Northern Europe ́s largest education company, with locations/facilities/presence in Sweden, Norway and Germany. Our size gives us the capacity to be a robust, long term partner to the communities we serve. More information about AcadeMedia is available on www.academedia.se.