Guidance for career development
You can find information, guidance and support for your studies and work at a learning center in your area. Guidance personnel also offer interviews where you can make visible the competences you have developed and explore the opportunities available for studies, work and personal development. The guidance is free of charge. For making an appointment, contact a lifelong learning center in your area – see list below.
Curricula / Training courses
Studying is a life’s work – for everyone! Various opportunities for people who wish to improve their knowledge or skills and thereby increase their own value as an employee.
Study programs of fourteen lifelong learning centers include Icelandic language courses, diverse vocational courses, basic training courses and many more. For learning what courses are available now, contact a lifelong learning center in your area – see list below.
Validation of prior learning / Real Skills Assessment
Validation of prior learning is available at lifelong learning centers throughout the country. By participating in real skill assessment, your skills will be visible. It does not matter how the skills are acquired, paid work, social work or private life. The result of the real skill assessment can be used to shorten studies, apply for a job or develop further in work. Participation in real skills assessment is free of charge. For learning which validations of prior learning are available now, contact a lifelong learning center in your area – see list below.
The website Næstaskref.is is intended to facilitate access to information about studies and jobs from a neutral source, as well as making counseling in that field accessible online.
Life long learning centers
MSS – MIÐSTÖÐ SÍMENNTUNAR Á SUÐURNESJUM
SÍMENNTUNARMIÐSTÖÐIN Á VESTURLANDI
FARSKÓLINN – North West Iceland
SÍMEY – Akureyri
ÞEKKINGANET ÞINGEYINGA – North East Iceland