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Wellamo Community College

Wellamo Community College was founded in January 2007 and is owned by the City of Lahti. In addition to Lahti the catchment area covers Asikkala, Hollola, Kärkölä, Myrskylä, Orimattila and Padasjoki.

The office is in Lahti, in Kirkkokatu 16, but there are classes in over 100 different locations about the area.
Based on the needs of the citizens of its catchment area Wellamo Community College provides liberal adult education, which offers an opportunity for self-development as well as a chance to pursue interest-oriented studies in a variety of subjects in the various phases of life. There are classes in art and craft subjects, languages, physical education, information technology, social subjects etc.

Wellamo Community College also organizes tests for National Certificates of Language Proficiency.

Registration instructions

Please read this before you register for a course!

All courses require registration. You have to register in advance for all courses on the Internet, by phone or on location at Lahden aikuiskoulutuskeskus (adult education centre), Kirkkokatu 16. Registration for courses starts in the middle of August and you can register for the spring semester courses in the beginning of January.

  • Please look up the course code and prepare to give us the following personal information: name, personal identification number, address, phone number, possible e-mail address, educational background (elementary level/secondary level/higher education) and profession (working/unemployed/student/pensioner/other). Please note a different billing address if the payer is not the person attending the course (in case of children, information about parent or carer is required).

    Please take note which courses you have registered for and when and where they take place because classes begin without further notice.

    If a course is full, you can sign up for a backup position. We will inform you personally if a place opens up for you. The backup positions are valid during the semester in question.

  • Wellamo-opisto courses mainly include a fee. As you register, you agree to pay the course fee. Billing may take place already before the beginning of the course or after the first classes. If you have any questions regarding your bill, please contact the office immediately after receiving the bill.

    Useful information
    If the minimum of 10 participants is not reached a week before course start, the course is cancelled and you will receive information about cancellation.

  • In Lahti unemployment has to be proven at the office before the course starts. Print out a certificate from the Labour office website (codes 02, 03 and 07 are accepted for the discount) and send it to Wellamo-opisto office by e-mail or show it at the office before the second class. In other municipalities send the certificate to the office or show it to the teacher during the first class.

  • Courses that are not cancelled in time will still be charged! Cancellations can be made to the office by phone, e-mail or at the address: www.opistopalvelut.fi/wellamo-opisto. You cannot cancel your registration by contacting the teacher.

    If you cancel your participation in a course later but before the second class, we will charge a fee of 10€. If you cancel after the second class, we will charge the whole course fee.

  • 1. By Internet

    at the address www.opistopalvelut.fi/wellamo-opisto


    2. By Telephone (03) 814 4799

    only on Tue 11 August 10.30 am – 6 pm, Wed 12 August and Thu 13 August 10 am – 5 pm. On 17 August and later to the office numbers 0440 187 459 or 0440 187 456 during office hours.

    3. Registration and instructions at Lahti-Piste

    on Shopping center Trio 2.floor starting from 11.8.