Labour market training, arbetsmarknadsutbildning, makes you more attractive on the relevant labour market. The training is often tailor made together with a specific employer and often leads directly to a job.
Find a labour market training course
There are labour market training courses that lead to a wide range of professions. Here you can read about the labour market training courses currently available and also see what study visits you can sign up for.
Find a study visit
On a study visit, you can find out if a certain training course and profession would be right for you. Register by emailing the contact person for the training course(s) you are interested in. The course provider will then contact you to confirm whether the visit can take place.
A labour market training course is a short, vocational course for professions where there is currently a lack of skilled workers. All labour market training courses and the professions they lead on to are suitable for both women and men. Taking a course does not guarantee that you will get a job, but it will increase your chances considerably. The courses normally last anywhere from a few weeks up to around six months and in some cases they can even be longer. They are full time.
There are several factors which determine whether or not you can take a labour market training course. We will consider your previous training/education and experience as well as your job prospects and what needs currently exist on the labour market. You will need to be registered as a job seeker with us. You will also need to meet one of the following criteria:
- You are 25 or older
- You are under 25 and have a disability which affects your capacity to work
- You are 18 or over and have circumstances which make it more difficult for you to enter the labour market
Using the above criteria, it is the Swedish Public Employment Service which assess your case and decides whether or not a labour market training course would be right for you. In addition to these criteria, there are also other eligibility considerations which can vary over time.
How it works
The training programmes are arranged by learning providers around the country, commissioned by us. You can use our digital service "Find Labour Market Training Courses" to search for different courses and our digital service "Find Study Visits" to find and sign up for study visits. You may well find a course that is right for you. However, it is always up to the Swedish Public Employment Service to decide whether or not you can take the course.
Benefit and conditions
When you receive this support, you are taking part in a programme. You can then apply for benefit from Försäkringskassan. Here, you will find out more about how to apply for the benefit and what rules apply when you take part in one of our programmes.
You can get pedagogical support, supplemented with aids, when you participate in some of our study programmes. Talk to us about what applies to you.
How to take the next step
Prepare yourself to explain why the support could increase your job opportunities.
We review your situation together. An employment officer assesses whether the support is a good way to increase your job opportunities.
What support we can offer you depends on what your situation looks like. Who is entitled to any kind of support is ultimately regulated by the government.