The appendix to a vocational qualification certificate gives information about the content of studies and the vocational skills that they provide.

Europass Certificate Supplement

The Europass Certificate Supplement gives basic information on the content of your studies and the vocational competence you have obtained. This helps employers e.g. abroad to assess your qualifications.


The document also contains information about the level of the qualification and the way in which it was completed, the vocational skills and competence obtained and access to further studies provided by the qualification.

The Europass Certificate Supplement is available to holders of vocational qualification certificates.

How to Obtain a Europass Certificate Supplement?

You can get your Europass Certificate Supplement (ECS) from the education institute in which you have completed your vocational qualification. The education institute is obliged to issue this certificate to you upon request.

You can also print your Europass Certificate Supplement (ECS) from the Finnish National Board of Education website. The Europass Certificate Supplements to Finnish upper secondary vocational qualifications, further qualifications and specialist qualifications are available in Finnish, Swedish and English.

Printing of Your Own ECS

For finding the right Europass Certificate Supplement (ECS), please read the following instructions: you will find your ECS either from the Finnish National Board of Education website or from the Europass database, depending on the time of your graduation.

Vocational Upper Secondary Education

If you are a student in a vocational upper secondary education institute, and you have graduated in 2011 or later (in compliance with the new national core curricula), you will find your ECS from the Finnish National Board of Education website (in Finnish/Swedish only).

You may also contact the Finnish Europass Centre for help.

Further and Specialist Vocational Education

If you need an ECS for your further or specialist vocational education certificate, you will find them from the websites listed below.

Please note: if you know the name of the qualification, you can easily look for the right Europass Certificate Supplement with the Ctrl + f -function.

Older Vocational Qualifications

For vocational qualifications in accordance with the qualification requirements that came into effect 1999 – 2001, you will find the European Certificate Supplement from the old Europass database:

There is no Europass Certificate Supplement for vocational qualifications older than this. Where needed you can apply for an advisory statement for international use from the Finnish National Board of Education. More information on the statements:

Description of the Vocational Education System

The purpose of the description of the education system is to help the reader understand the Finnish vocational education. You can print out the description and attach it with your ECS: (document)