LIA stands for Learning in Work and is the type of practice that students at Vocational College carry out in a workplace. Within the university of applied sciences, theory is interspersed with practice on most courses.

During the LIA periods, the student is trained at a workplace under the supervision of the employer. This is to further develop knowledge from school in a real environment.

Already during the education, the student gets work experience and training in the professional role. In addition, the student gets contacts in working life that may very well lead to a job immediately after graduation.

The LIA is part of the education curriculum and has set course goals that the student must achieve.

All education leading to a qualified university of applied sciences degree and comprising 400 YH points (equivalent to two years of full-time study) or more contain at least 25 percent LIA.