This is an archived release.
Decreased participation in short courses
In 2011, the number of participants in short courses at folk high schools was 17 700; a decrease of 1 200 participants, or 6 per cent, from 2010. Women are in the majority within most subjects, and the short courses are most popular within the age group 50 years and above.
Norwegian folk high schools offer a wide variety of short courses. The minimum duration of the short courses is 12 hours, and normally at least 4 hours a day. The courses attract both Norwegian and international participants. In 2011, about 1 000 participants on short courses had a citizenship other than Norwegian. Most foreign participants were from Denmark, Russia, Sweden and Germany.
The most popular subjects in 2011 were aesthetic subjects and handicraft, which had more than 6 600 participants. Social sciences, humanities, philosophy and ethics and health, social and sports subjects also had more than 2 500 participants each. Transport and communication had the least participants, with only 13.
Women are in the majority within most subjects in short courses at folk high schools. In 2011, 61 per cent of all participants were female. Natural resource management, ecology, environmental protection and outdoor recreation are the only subjects where men are in the majority.
Short courses are most popular within the age group 50 years and above. Most participants are in folk high schools in Nordland, which had around 4 000 participants. Akershus and Aust-Agder had the least participants.
- Table 1 Participants at folk high schools, short courses, by age and gender. 2001-2011. By county of residence 2011
- Table 2 Foreign participants at folk high scools, short courses, by citizenship and gender. 2011
- Table 3 Participants at folk high scools, short courses by gender, age and subject. 2011.
- Table 4 Participants at folk high schools, short courses,by subject and county of school. 2011
- Table 5 Number of fulltime equivalents, by gender 2002-2011 and county of school. 2011
- Table 6 Fulltime equivalents, by gender and subject.2011