Labour market training – LMT

Labour market training consists of short courses that can be used as, among other things, further training for skilled workers

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The purpose of LMT is to improve the participants’ skills; either as basic or further training.

LMT is aimed at unskilled and skilled workers who need training in order to maintain and/or further develop their vocational skills.

Most LMT courses have a participation fee. The exceptions are courses in the field of education, courses in the social and healthcare fields, and Individual Skills Assessments. There is also no participation fee for reading, writing, and mathematics courses if you take them in connection with another course.

The participation fee depends on your educational background. Participants with an education up to and including vocational education level pay the low participation fee, while participants with a higher education programme pay the full participation fee. Full participation fee means a payment that corresponds to the taximeter subsidies and the regular participation fee. The exact price can be found under the individual courses on

The courses may be full-time or part-time and may be during the day, in the evening, and on weekends. Distance learning is also possible in some cases.

The courses often combine workshop and theoretical instruction.

All of the LMT courses result in qualifications and are recognised by social partners and some also count as credits for vocational training.

You can get various government and industry-recognized certificates through LMT.

If your LMT certificate has been lost, the provider where you took your LMT course can help get a new one issued to you.

If you no longer remember where you took your course, you can contact your nearest LMT provider, who can then look it up for you and give you that information.

You can also see an overview of your LMT courses by logging-in to As a course participant, from the main page of you log in to My Overview with your MitID.

You can find information on about LMT courses that you have taken since 2004.

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If you are refused admission to an LMT course, you can file an appeal with the training institution within 4 weeks of receiving the decision. If you are still not satisfied, you can ask the training institution to forward your appeal to the Ministry of Children and Education, which will then make a final decision on the case.

Last updated: 20 February 2024