The Alliance of Haaga-Helia, HAMK, Laurea, Metropolia and XAMK offers free coder training.

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Could you be the star programmer of tomorrow?

Programming could be compared to composing. Some are naturals at it, others learn it through studying. Either way, there is a lot of coding involved. AMKoodari is a training programme for everyone who would like to study a new profession, update their existing skill sets, change careers or otherwise learn new skills through their innate creativity.

Who is it for?

AMKoodari is a great starting point for those who dream of becoming professional programmers, but the courses can also be taken by people looking to supplement their existing coding skills or change careers. It can also be used as employee training by companies. You can study full-time or on the side while you work. The training is geared towards people of all levels other than current university degree programme students.

Read more about the training

Read more about the training

The universities of applied sciences providing the training are responsible partners with plenty of experience in working together with companies and organisations. The universities are located in the capital region, Uusimaa, Häme, Southern Pirkanmaa, South-Eastern Finland and Southern Savonia. The courses are primarily online, meaning you can study them regardless of time and location, both in Finland and from abroad. 

We are happy to discuss about tailored courses with companies. 

Feel free to contact us! 

Project Manager, Veikko Koivumaa
veikko.koivumaa [at] metropolia.fi
tel. +358 40 176 9519

What is it?

The course selection of the five top universities of applied sciences has something for everyone – no prior experience necessary!

Learn more about the programming courses 

Learn more about the programming courses

You can pick and choose the modules that interest you from our versatile selection. With our free training programme, you can take university-level courses that are sure to be useful now as well as in the future.

AMKoodari students may take virtual courses or attend contact teaching in Finnish and in English. Currently there are seven modules available:

Could I be a programmer?
It’s easy to find out: choose a course that suits your needs and interests, and you’ll be able to try out programming right away. Programming may initially seem like studying difficult programming languages, but once you get going, you’ll realise it’s simply a matter of solving logic problems. Once you’ve gotten familiar with the basics and one or more programming languages, you may go on to pick courses aiming towards professional programming. There is a massive shortage of programmers, and you can find open job positions within all industries.

Could I be a game designer?
Finland is one of the leading countries in the games industry. Games are not just for entertainment; they are also utilised in many other fields, such as education. In addition to game design and programming, a game designer’s competencies include knowledge of game engines and other tools. Our game design courses offer challenges to hobbyists as well as those planning to pursue a career in game design. How about having a go at creating your first game? 

Modern web and mobile development
There are plenty of jobs for developers of secure and high-quality web and mobile solutions. In the field of web and mobile development, technologies such as HTML5, CSS and JavaScript form a reliable foundation on which to continue building your programming expertise. There are many options for specialisations and further studies in web and mobile development, from different content management systems to entire testing and development environments. 

Intelligent IoT systems
Would you like to learn to design solutions for collecting, processing and wirelessly transferring data into the cloud? This module explores the Internet of Things (IoT). You will learn about sensor technologies that are used to measure things such as temperature, light, humidity, barometric pressure and location. If you like working with different gadgets, playing with them and installing them in various locations, this is the module for you! 

Become an online expert
Online is an ideal channel for customer/member interaction in companies (of varying sizes), organizations and clubs. Even limited skills can bring you onboard in building services and solutions for your customers and members. However, carefully crafted professional online (sites and stores) channels require somewhat deeper understanding of how to set up services online and coding. This theme introduces courses that will give you in-depth understanding and skills in the functionalities of websites and online stores.

Successful business is built on data analysis and artificial intelligence
Companies collect massive amounts of data on their customers, products and the world around them, but they often don’t know how to optimally utilise that data in their business practices. This module deals with data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, databases and cloud platforms as well as how to integrate them into a company’s daily operations. Digitalisation and advancements in information technology ensure a consistent demand for new employees in this field.

Cloud technologies – build your business in a cloud
Modern, competitive business strategies are largely based on digitalisation and the utilisation of cloud technology. Almost all companies have moved or are moving their servers, applications and databases into a cloud. This module teaches you how to make that transition and reap the best financial benefits from it.

Why?

The world is rapidly becoming digitalised, and global challenges need to be answered with new innovations. There is a major shortage of people with coding skills. In order to ensure its growth and well-being, Finland needs competence individuals who want to learn new things and be a part of building a future.

Read more about employment opportunities

Read more about employment opportunities

The employment rates for coders are excellent. There are jobs available in every field. In addition to IT and game companies, coders can work in, for example, advertising, media, finances, insurance and public administration. Application developers, application designers and web professionals are in particularly high demand.

The universities of applied sciences providing the training are responsible partners with plenty of experience in working together with companies and organisations. The universities are located in the capital region, Uusimaa, Häme, Southern Pirkanmaa, South-Eastern Finland and Southern Savonia. The courses are primarily online, meaning you can study them regardless of time and location, both in Finland and from abroad. 

We are happy to discuss about tailored courses with companies. 

Feel free to contact us! 

Project Manager, Veikko Koivumaa
veikko.koivumaa [at] metropolia.fi
tel. +358 40 176 9519

You can pick and choose the modules that interest you from our versatile selection. With our free training programme, you can take university-level courses that are sure to be useful now as well as in the future.

AMKoodari students may take virtual courses or attend contact teaching in Finnish and in English. Currently there are seven modules available:

Could I be a programmer?
It’s easy to find out: choose a course that suits your needs and interests, and you’ll be able to try out programming right away. Programming may initially seem like studying difficult programming languages, but once you get going, you’ll realise it’s simply a matter of solving logic problems. Once you’ve gotten familiar with the basics and one or more programming languages, you may go on to pick courses aiming towards professional programming. There is a massive shortage of programmers, and you can find open job positions within all industries.

Could I be a game designer?
Finland is one of the leading countries in the games industry. Games are not just for entertainment; they are also utilised in many other fields, such as education. In addition to game design and programming, a game designer’s competencies include knowledge of game engines and other tools. Our game design courses offer challenges to hobbyists as well as those planning to pursue a career in game design. How about having a go at creating your first game? 

Modern web and mobile development
There are plenty of jobs for developers of secure and high-quality web and mobile solutions. In the field of web and mobile development, technologies such as html5, CSS and Javascript form a reliable foundation on which to continue building your programming expertise. There are many options for specialisations and further studies in web and mobile development, from different content management systems to entire testing and development environments. 

Intelligent IoT systems
Would you like to learn to design solutions for collecting, processing and wirelessly transferring data into the cloud? This module explores the Internet of Things (IoT). You will learn about sensor technologies that are used to measure things such as temperature, light, humidity, barometric pressure and location. If you like working with different gadgets, playing with them and installing them in various locations, this is the module for you! 

Become an online expert
Online is an ideal channel for customer/member interaction in companies (of varying sizes), organizations and clubs. Even limited skills can bring you onboard in building services and solutions for your customers and members. However, carefully crafted professional online (sites and stores) channels require somewhat deeper understanding of how to set up services online and coding. This theme introduces courses that will give you in-depth understanding and skills in the functionalities of websites and online stores.

Successful business is built on data analysis and artificial intelligence
Companies collect massive amounts of data on their customers, products and the world around them, but they often don’t know how to optimally utilise that data in their business practices. This module deals with data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, databases and cloud platforms as well as how to integrate them into a company’s daily operations. Digitalisation and advancements in information technology ensure a consistent demand for new employees in this field.

Cloud technologies – build your business in a cloud
Modern, competitive business strategies are largely based on digitalisation and the utilisation of cloud technology. Almost all companies have moved or are moving their servers, applications and databases into a cloud. This module teaches you how to make that transition and reap the best financial benefits from it.

The employment rates for coders are excellent. There are jobs available in every field. In addition to IT and game companies, coders can work in, for example, advertising, media, finances, insurance and public administration. Application developers, application designers and web professionals are in particularly high demand.

Benefits for the company

  • Training tailored for your company’s needs
  • Efficient, and free training
  • Versatile selection§
  • High-quality courses
  • Virtual and/or contact teaching
  • Most virtual courses can be started at any time
  • Courses available in both Finnish and English

Benefits for the student

  • The ability to learn or update your programming skills according to your own interests
  • No prior experience needed
  • A fantastic opportunity to get familiar with the programming field
  • Completed courses can be credited in further studies
  • Free training
  • Certificates for completed courses
  • Programmers are also in high demand internationally

The training is financed by:
Ministry of Education and Culture