Swedish school for new arrivals

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Introductory programme

For students up to age 20

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The introductory programme is for those students who have not qualified for the national programmes in upper secondary school. Introduction to the Swedish language is one of these programmes, and the first step for newly arrived immigrant youth between the ages of 16 and 20. The purpose of the introductory programme is to open paths to further studies or jobs. The municipality where the student lives is responsible for offering introductory programmes. The instruction in an introductory programme must follow a plan, and every student must have an individual study plan based on their needs and interests.

Introduction to the Swedish language

For youths who have recently arrived in Sweden, an introduction to the Swedish language is offered. The introduction to the Swedish language is designed based on the student’s linguistic abilities. Besides Swedish, the instruction may contain other subjects and courses needed for the student to develop their abilities. The introduction to the Swedish language is individually designed, but several students with the same needs can take the programme together.

Preparatory instruction

Preparatory instruction is for students who wish to get into a national programme in upper secondary school or at komvux, but lack one or more of the passing marks required. The instruction primarily contains the elementary school subjects in which the student does not have passing marks, and which are needed to get into a national programme.

Programme-focused individual choice

Programme-focused individual choice is for a student who wishes to get into a vocational programme in upper secondary school or in komvux, but lacks one or more of the passing marks required. The instruction contains the elementary school subjects in which the student does not have passing marks, and which are needed to get into a vocational programme. The student must also study courses from a vocational programme and have workplace-based learning (APL in Swedish).

Introduction to a vocation

Introduction to a vocation is for students who wish to get vocational instruction but lack the passing marks required to get into a vocational programme in upper secondary school or in komvux. The goal is for the student to be able to get a job or to be qualified for a vocational programme. The instruction may, for example, contain elementary school subjects in which the student does not have passing marks, courses from vocational programmes, workplace-based learning (API) or internship, and any other work needed for development of the student’s abilities.

Individual alternatives

The purpose of individual alternatives is for the student to go on to the introduction to a vocation, other continued studies or to the job market. The instruction may, for example, contain elementary school subjects in which the student does not have passing marks, courses from national programmes and any other work the student needs for development of their abilities.

Would you like to know more?

Contact study and career guidance at your school for advice and more information on which introductory programmes may be suitable.