Vocational qualifications and training
Sedu provides vocational education and training in 23 vocational upper secondary qualifications in several locations around the region. Each broad qualification has different competence areas. Qualifications follow national qualification requirements prepared by Finnish National Agency for Education in cooperation with working life.
The language of instruction at Sedu is Finnish with one exception. In the field of social and health care the Practical Nurse –programme is also available in English.
In addition, Sedu organises education and training for further vocational qualifications and specialist vocational qualifications.
There is also a wide selection of short term trainings and tailor-made in-house trainings for companies and their personnel. Vocational education and training is designed for both young people and adults with or without previous vocational qualifications.
Tailor-made services in education for international customers is presented under Global Education section.
For further information about Vocational Education and Training in Finland, please check the website of the Finnish National Board of Education.
The Finnish vocational education and training (VET) reform updated the entire education in January 2018. VET has to respond more swiftly to the changes in work life and operating environment and to adapt to individual competence needs. Please, read more about the Finnish VET reform here.
Vocational upper secondary qualifications at Sedu
Agriculture and Forestry
Agriculture (Maatalousalan perustutkinto)
• Rural Entrepreneur
• Animal Attendant
Forestry (Metsäalan perustutkinto)
• Forest Machine Operator
• Forest Worker/Forest Services Provider
• Hairdressing (Hius- ja kauneudenhoitoalan perustutkinto)
Business and entrepreneurship
• Business, merkonomi (Liiketoiminnan perustutkinto)
Cleaning and Property Services
Cleaning and Property Services (Puhtaus- ja kiinteistöpalvelualan perustutkinto)
Electricity and Automation
Electrical and Automation Engineering (Sähkö- ja automaatiotekniikan perustutkinto)
• Automation Assembler
Fashion, Interior Decoration and Textiles
Textiles and Fashion (Tekstiili- ja muotialan perustutkinto)
Industrial Arts (Taideteollisuusalan perustutkinto)
• Interior Decorator
Food and tourism
Tourism Industry (Matkailualan perustutkinto)
• Tourism Activities Organiser
Restaurant and Catering Services (Ravintola- ja catering-alan perustutkinto)
Food Production (Elintarvikealan perustutkinto)
• Meat Products Processor
Logistics (Logistiikan perustutkinto)
• Articulated Vehicle Driver
Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology
Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology (Kone- ja tuotantotekniikan perustutkinto)
• Maintenance Fitter
Media, ICT and Communication
Media and Visual Expression (Media-alan ja kuvallisen ilmaisun perustutkinto)
Information and telecommunication tehcnology (Tieto- ja tietoliikennetekniikan perustutkinto)
Information and communication tehnology (Tieto- ja viestintätekniikan perustutkinto)
• Electronics Assembler
• ICT Technician
Safety and Security
Safety and Security (Turvallisuusalan perustutkinto)
• Security Officer
Vehicle Technology (Autoalan perustutkinto)
• Vehicle Body Repairer
• Vehicle Mechanic
Welfare and health
Social and Health Care (Sosiaali- ja terveysalan perustutkinto)
• Practical Nurse This programme also offed in English
• First Level Emergency Care (trail training programme)
Wood and Construction
Surface treatment technology (Pintakäsittelyalan perustutkinto)
• Painter, floor layer
Wood Industry (Puuteollisuuden perustutkinto)
Construction (Rakennusalan perustutkinto)
• Earthmover Operator
Building Maintenance Tehcnology (Talotekniikan perustutkinto)
VALMA Preparatory Instruction and Guidance Programme for VET
VALMA Programme is aimed at young people who
- have completed compulsory basic education or
- have quit their vocational studies or
- have no study place or
- are in danger of dropping out of the educational system or
- have immigrant backgrounds
VALMA is a 1-year-program (30-60 competence points) and forms a bridge to vocational education and training. VALMA gives the possibility for the student to learn about different study options and make plans for future, strengthen their learning skills and improve their grades and skills in Finnish.
The next VALMA programme at Sedu will start in Seinäjoki, Lapua and Ähtäri Campus in autumn term 2018. The programme will also start either in Kauhajoki or Kurikka Campus. Flexible admissions are also possible troughout the year.
Integration trainings for immigrants
Sedu provides integration trainings for adult immigrants to give them better possibilities of becoming a part of the Finnish society. Integration training offers an important pathway to vocational education and training and the labour market. Immigrants can apply to integration trainings through local TE services