At a learning centre you will meet other students. You will be able to be of help to each other, study together or make up your own groups. The others may not take the same course as you do, but what you have in common is that you all live close to the learning centre.
At the learning centre you will receive help. Here you will find guidance, study rooms, computers with Internet connections. There are also various tools for communication with teachers and fellow-students who may be somewhere else in the country, video conference and copying facilities and a lot more. At a learning centre you may also access library service and possibilities for data searches in various databases. You can also book rooms for group work or for individual studies. At some courses the teacher will come to the learning centre on some occasions.
What learning centres look like may vary from place to place. Sometimes they may even have other names, for example competence centres, study centres or college/university units. Sometimes they are under municipal management, sometimes they are run by adult education associations or in cooperation with a college/university or a trade union federation.
No matter what kind of adult studies you pursue, a learning centre may be the resource you need to create new opportunities for yourself and your life.
Local learning environments
Flexible opportunities are the prerequisites for education to be available, irrespective of when, where and how you are going to study. The technical equipment may vary among learning centres, but according to the quality criteria, issued by Nitus (the national network for municipal learning centres) you will always get access to::
Learning centres can offer access to their premises practically around the clock for seven days a week. This is often solved by means of pass cards or similar.