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Window craft - traditional craft techniques

Basic information
Name of programme (original language)
Fönsterhantverkare- traditionella hantverkstekniker
Cultural Heritage Area
Crafts and traditional knowledge
Safeguarding and preservation
Programme description

With us, you get the opportunity to sharpen your skills in traditional window crafts. We prepare you for an industry where sustainability is increasingly focused. Today, it is not only private individuals who demand traditional craft techniques, but also owners of apartment buildings and churches. The window renovation area spans a wide area of ​​renovation of both "newer" windows (for example from the 1960s) to windows belonging to older buildings. The demand on the market is great throughout Sweden and the queue time is long for those who work with window crafts.

Is the programme a joint degree programme?
Double degree
Joint delivery
Does the E&T programme lead to a formal qualification?
Name of the qualification (English)
Diploma within the framework for Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education
Name of the qualification (Original language)
Education category (HE/VET/HE-VET)
Vocational Education and Training (VET)
Education format
Programme Type
Initial E&T
VET qualification
Vocational school diploma
Academic degree
Other degree type

Diploma within the framework for Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education

One time event or regular basis
Programme takes place on a regular basis
The programme starts once a year.
Last time it the programme took place (start date)
Number of annual graduates of the programme
Statistics / Formal status
Core function
R&D and Education
Does the programme lead to a regulated profession?
Characterization of the E&T programme
Credit system
Credit system
Vocational school credits
Number of Credits
Student work load (hours)
Contact hours
Study format
Are there access requirements?
Access requirements Description

Basic eligibility (high school education or equivalent knowledge gained through other education or professional experience) as well as some craft experience gained through education or practical experience. We always make an individual assessment.

Teaching language
Programme learning outcomes

The programme focuses on traditional window craft techniques with the goal of supplying the labor market with competence as one maintain to renovate windows and doors in a resource-efficient and sustainable way. A window craftsman is knowledgeable in several craft areas, which is necessary to efficiently and at the same time gently maintain and improve windows and doors in buildings of different ages. You must also have a good ability to correctly assess the status of existing objects and combine them this with knowledge of the building in order to design measures that are relevant to solve the problems that exist.

The emphasis in the education is on the use of traditional crafts and materials since these are usually environmentally friendly, durable and easy to maintain, but we also go through them during the year and uses modern methods and materials to highlight what is on the market. It is important to be able to make the right choice from an aesthetic, sustainability and financial point of view. The education therefore consists of a combination of practical and theoretical courses but with clear focus on the practical parts. The teaching of the practical elements takes place largely via exercises in our workshops but also by carrying out project work on buildings in the immediate area. To get a connection to working life, an internship period (LIA) of one month is included time which can also provide good contacts for the future. The theoretical courses should provide a good basis for to be able to make good material choices, good balancing of measures and carry out their work safely way. This package includes Materials Science, Building Physics, Architecture and Building History as well as Working environment. Since many of the window craftsmen active today run their own businesses, it is included a course in Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship to give students an insight into the regulatory framework which governs business and the conditions within the industry.

Proportion of VET (practice) element (in % of workload)
Is there a mandatory (external) practical training?
Mandatory practical training description

The programme mainly consists of practical elements.

Mode of delivery of education / training
Required qualification of teachers/trainers in the core subjects

The teachers have extensive professional experience in the field.

Quality assurance obligations of the programme/institution
Description of quality assurance obligations of the programme / institution

We continuously evaluate the education through questionnaires to the students. The Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education perform quality reviews. 

Tuition cost

None for citizens of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Åland

Are grants available?