Oulu Vocational College / Education / For Immigrants

Preparatory Vocational Training for Immigrants

Vocational Qualifications

At the moment we offer one vocational qualification in English: Business and Administration. You can find more information on our website.

The other vocational qualifications are in Finnish only. You are welcome to apply for a studying place if you can speak Finnish well enough to be able to follow lessons in Finnish. You can find more information on the application procedure on www.opintopolku.fi.

Preparatory Education for Vocational Training "Valma"

Valma-education is the preparatory education for vocational training. It prepares students for vocational education.

The main aim of Valma is to find the right vocational field for each student and to provide and prepare them with skills needed to start their studies at a vocational college.

Every student gets an own individual study plan. The education includes career guidance, special needs support, study guidance, familiarisation with work life by visiting workplaces and carrying out on-the-job-learning (in workplaces)

It also includes familiarisation with vocational studies (different fields) at vocational colleges.

Students can also study mathematics, health education, languages (Finnish as a second language, English, Swedish)

The education lasts for one academic year (30-60 Competence points). The education is provided five days a week, 6 - 8 hours a day on average.

Please find more information on Valma and the application procedure here.

We organise language tests for non-native Finnish speakers during the application period. Applicant's Finnish language has to be at level A.2.2.

More information

Niina Miettinen, tel. +358 40 141 5317
, niina.miettinen@osao.fi

Tiina Karvonen, tel. +358 59 462 4710,

Modified: 12.11.2018