Special-needs adult education (Särvux)

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Special-needs adult education is for those who have a developmental impairment/intellectual disability or a non-congenital brain injury and who lack education from special-needs compulsory or upper-secondary school or compulsory or upper-secondary school. As of 1 July of the year that you turn 20, you can begin studying at Särvux.

If you are new to Sweden

There are many educational programmes for adults to choose from, both programmes that lead to a profession and programmes that prepare for further studies at a vocational college or university. In order to find out what level your earlier education is at, the study and career advisers in your municipality or at your school can help assess your knowledge and experience.

At schools and in the municipality, there is access to study and career advisers who can provide more information both about educational programmes and the Swedish labour market.

Special-needs adult education (Särvux)

At Särvux, you can take courses in various subjects and validate knowledge you already have. You receive an individual study plan that includes your goal with the educational programme and what courses are included.

At special-needs adult education, you can

  • study at a basic or upper-secondary level
  • choose between different courses
  • study Swedish for immigrants in parallel
  • attend a vocationally oriented educational programme
  • earn a diploma that is equivalent to special-needs upper-secondary school
  • have previous knowledge validated.

Who can study at Särvux?

Special-needs adult education is for those who have a developmental impairment/intellectual disability or a non-congenital brain injury and who lack education from special-needs compulsory or upper-secondary school or compulsory or upper-secondary school. Särvux is also for adults who want to supplement an earlier education, change professions or learn Swedish.

As of 1 July of the year that you turn 20, you can begin studying at Särvux. To be able to study at Särvux, you must also be resident in Sweden, lack the knowledge that the education provides and have conditions to be able to complete the education. Sometimes, one can also begin even if one is younger than 20.

How the educational programme is structured

There may be a possibility to study full time or part time. There is also a possibility to take certain courses, or parts of courses, at a workplace.

Studies at different levels may be combined. For example, you can combine education in Swedish for immigrants (SFI) with other studies in Särvux.

Contact a study and career adviser at the adult education programme you want to attend or in your home municipality for more information on what courses are offered at Särvux in your municipality.

Assessment and learning

During the programme, you will continuously receive information on what you have learned in relation to the teaching objectives.

It is important that you obtain an understanding of your own learning and need for development.

Grades

Students who are done with courses receive grades. The grading scale is A-E, where A is the highest grade and E is the lowest grade.

Would you like to know more?

Contact your municipality. You can find the contact information on your municipality’s website.

Senast uppdaterad 24 september 2021