Free in-company Norwegian language training for skilled workers

Free in-company Norwegian language training for skilled workers

In a rapidly evolving job market, upskilling is not just a trend but a necessity. Alfaskolen, a leading provider of Norwegian language courses, is thrilled to announce its participation in the KompetansePluss Arbeid initiative for 2024. This government-funded program is designed to enhance the basic skills of adults in the workforce, particularly those with low formal education. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the various facets of the 2024 edition and how Alfaskolen can make this initiative beneficial for both employers and employees.

What is KompetansePluss Arbeid?

KompetansePluss Arbeid is initiated by the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills (HK-dir) aimed at improving the basic skills of employees in reading, writing, arithmetic, and digital competence. The program is particularly targeted at adults with low formal education and offers a variety of modules to choose from. Small to medium-sized companies are prioritized by HK-dir. Alfaskolen specializes in providing high-quality, tailored Norwegian language courses as part of this initiative.

Benefits for Employers

  • All-Around Skill Boost: Our 2024 courses are designed to cover all the bases, ensuring your employees gain a well-rounded skill set that’s directly applicable to their roles.
  • Flexible and Inclusive: The program aims to cover all regions and a broad range of industries, making it a versatile choice for diverse businesses.
  • Budget-Friendly Upskilling: Thanks to government funding, you can elevate your team’s skills at no cost!
  • Customized Training: Alfaskolen offers tailored courses based on the specific needs of your organization, ensuring maximum impact.
  • Employee Retention: Investing in your team’s skills not only makes them more efficient but also boosts job satisfaction. And we all know that happy employees are less likely to leave, reducing turnover and recruitment costs.

Benefits for Employees

  • Customized Learning: The KPA is all about making sure the courses you take are directly relevant to your job. That means you’ll learn skills you can actually use at work, right away.
  • Personalized Training Plans: Before you even start, we’ll assess what you really need to focus on. This ensures that the training is tailored just for you, making your learning experience even more effective.
  • Career Boost: Completing this program doesn’t just make you better at your current job; it opens up new career paths and could even fast-track you to promotions.
  • Build Confidence and Well-Being: This isn’t just about work; it’s about you. The skills you’ll gain will boost your confidence and contribute to your overall well-being.
  • Achieve Work-Life Harmony: As you become more skilled and efficient at work, you’ll find it easier to balance your professional and personal life. Not to mention, use your new Norwegian skills with your Norwegian friends and colleagues, waiter, dentist, doctor and so on!

Want to know more about the benefits of formal Norwegian language training? Read about Norskprøven here!

Alfaskolen’s Free Norwegian Training

Alfaskolen has a rich history of providing specialized Norwegian language training tailored to meet the unique needs of expats and immigrant workers. As a part of the KompetansePluss Arbeid-program, we offer free Norwegian courses that go beyond basic language skills, focusing on workplace communication and cultural nuances. Our courses are designed to help non-native speakers integrate more effectively into the Norwegian work environment, thereby enhancing both individual performance and overall team collaboration. This specialized approach aligns seamlessly with the program’s aim to uplift the adult workforce through language training.

Whether you or your employees are beginners or advanced users of the Norwegian language, Alfaskolen can provide the right material and teacher to elevate your comprehension and communication!

Customized for your business and industry

The KompetansePluss Arbeid-program offers a variety of modules, each focusing on a specific skill. Here are some examples:

  • Reading/Writing: up to 150 hours
  • Arithmetic: up to 80 hours
  • Digital Skills: up to 50 hours
  • Oral Skills: up to 50 hours
  • Norwegian or Sami: up to 150 hours

Together with Alfaskolen, companies can combine these modules to address the needs of the employees and company. Alfaskolen already offers a number of specialized courses focused on grammar, conversation or exam preparation.

Financial Aspects

The funding is based on a rate of NOK 1,500 per hour, covering all costs related to the training, such as preparation, teaching, and evaluation. This makes it a cost-effective solution for companies looking to invest in employee development. Training should be held during working hours, to ensure that all participants will able to join the course.

How to Partner with Alfaskolen

To get started, employers can reach out to Alfaskolen for a consultation. We’ll tailor a program that meets your specific needs, ensuring that you make the most out of the KompetansePluss Arbeid 2024 initiative.

The application to HK-dir will be submitted by Alfaskolen, as the provider, and the company, as the receiver. Send an email to info@alfaskolen.no or fill out the form below to hear from Alfaskolen’s consultants.


Alfaskolen’s alignment with the KompetansePluss Arbeid 2024 initiative offers a comprehensive solution for employers looking to upskill their workforce and for employees aiming to secure their career paths. With government funding, a focus on essential skills, and Alfaskolen’s expertise in Norwegian language training, this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss!


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