Vocational Qualification in Social and Health Care, Practical Nurse

Sosiaali- ja terveysala

Seinäjoki, Suupohjantie 45

01.03.2024 - 30.04.2024

Koko tutkinnon suorittaminen
180 osp



junior high school graduates / secondary school graduates / vocational school graduates

Finnish students who have good command of English language can apply for this programme.
Foreign students with good Finnish and English skills can apply for this programme.

Hakeutuminen ja opiskelijavalinta


The period for applying will be in the spring 2024.

Applicants will be invited to the aptitude test based on application.
The education provider decides who will be invited to the aptitude test.

Students who are native speakers of Finnish are tested for their knowledge of English.
Students who are not native speakers of Finnish are tested for their knowledge of both Finnish and English.


The Vocational Qualification in Social and Health Care is composed of vocational units (145 competence points) and common units (35 competence points)
Vocational Units:
- Promotion of growth and social inclusion (25 competence points)
- Promotion of wellbeing and functional capacity (30 competence points)
- Care and rehabilitation for elderly people (total 75 competence points)
- Optional unit (15 competence points)

Professional tasks
- working in home care in a manner that enhances the client's functional capacity and promotes the social inclusion of the elderly
- nursing and care based on client’s/patient’s needs
- drug care and the follow up the effects of drugs
- taking care of cleaning, food service, cosines and safety

Taught mainly in English. Some subjects are taught partly in Finnish.
Also on the job-learning periods assume the use of Finnish.

Student will have
- wide-ranging basic capabilities for the different tasks in their occupational field
- ability to wide and responsible nursing and care work in different environments of the client/patient
- ability to multi-professional co-operation

A personal study plan (PSP) is compiled for each student. The PSP is updated throughout the duration of the studies.


The SORA-decree (Directive 27/011/2015, Finnish National Agency for Education) is applied in selection. The directive takes into account suitability for the sector, especially from the viewpoint of characteristics relating to health and functional ability.

Here is a list of the health requirements, which can be an obstacle to accepting a student to the Vocational Qualification in Social and Health Care programme.
- psychological illnesses, which prevent the completion of practical tasks or participation in workplace learning, such as current untreated psychosis or major depression which reduces the ability to work.
- physical illnesses, such as musculoskeletal disorders or injuries and chronic skin disorders, which limit ability to work to the extent that they prevent activity in practical tasks or workplace learning.
- blood transmitted diseases can limit practical tasks or workplace learning placements.
- substance abuse or substance addiction.


All students are entitled to free lunches.
Students can inquire about housing: https://sevas.fi/en/front-page/
The students provide their working clothes, school books and other material needed.
During the education at least one of the on-the-job-learning periods will take place abroad for Finnish students.



Sedu Admission Office
email: hakijapalvelut(at)sedu.fi

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