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Passion for profession

Vocational education and training is popular among young people in Finland. Over 50% of young people applying to secondary level studies choose VET. At present there are about 150 VET providers in Finland.

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The vocational upper secondary qualification provides skills necessary for practicing a vocational occupation and eligibility for studies at polytechnic and university levels. The completion of a vocational upper secondary qualification usually takes three years for young people and less for adults with work experience.

The qualification requires 180 ECVET points including 135 ECVET points of vocational units, 35 ECVET points of supplement vocational skills and 10 ECVET points of free-choice units. mega_tietoasedusta.png

The on-the-job learning periods are included in every qualification and they are supervised and assessed at the workplaces. Different models of studying parts of the vocational qualification in working life, in co-operatives, in youth workshops or in student companies are issues that we are constantly developing further.

The students can also choose to study for a dual certificate by combining general upper secondary studies leading to the Matriculation Examination into their personal study plan.

  

Vocational qualifications in Sedu

The qualification requirement system of vocational education and training consists of the national qualification requirement, each education provider's locally approved curricula and the students' personal study plans. Read more about the vocational qualifications from the webpage of the Finnish National Board of Education.

Locations of the study units and study programmes can be seen here.
 

Culture
Vocational Qualification in Crafts and Design, Artisan
Vocational Qualification in Visual Expression, Visual Artisan

Natural Resources and the Environment
Vocational Qualification in Agriculture
Vocational Qualification in Forestry

Natural Sciences
Vocational Qualification in Information and Communications Technology

Social Sciences, Business and Administration
Vocational Qualification in Business and Administration

Social Services, Health and Sport
Vocational Qualification in Hairdressing, Hairdresser
Vocational Qualification in Social and Health Care, Practical Nurse 

Technology, Communication and Transport
Vocational Qualification in Building Maintenance Technology
Vocational Qualification in Construction
Vocational Qualification in Electrical Engineering and Automation Technology
Vocational Qualification in Food Production
Vocational Qualification in Information and Telecommunications Technology
Vocational Qualification in Laboratory Technology, Laboratory Technologist
Vocational Qualification in Logistics
Vocational Qualification in Metalwork and Machinery
Vocational Qualification in Safety and Security
Vocational Qualification in Surface Treatment Technology
Vocational Qualification in Textiles and Clothing
Vocational Qualification in Upholstery and Interior Design
Vocational Qualification in Vehicle Technology
Vocational Qualification in Wood Processing

Tourism, Catering and Domestic Services
Vocational Qualification in Hotel, Restaurant and Catering Services
Vocational Qualification in Household and Cleaning Services
Vocational Qualification in the Tourism Industry