Vocational qualifications

Oulu Vocational College offers vocational qualifications in the following fields. All the qualifications are taught in Finnish, except Vocational Qualification in Business Management, which is also taught in English.


  • Audiovisual Communication
  • Crafts and Design

Natural Resources and the Environment

  • Bioenergy
  • Horticulture
  • Agriculture
  • Equine Studies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Business
  • Information Technology

Social Sciences, Business and Administration

Social Services, Health and Sports

  • Hairdressing
  • Beauty Care
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Social and Health Care

Technology, Communication and Transport Sector

  • Vehicle Technology
  • Food Production
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Metalwork and Machinery
  • Laboratory Technology
  • Logistics Surface
  • Treatment Technology
  • Wood Processing
  • Construction
  • Electrical Engineering and Automation Technology
  • Safety and Security
  • Textiles and Clothing
  • Building
  • Maintenance Technology
  • Upholstery
  • Publishing and Printing
  • Telecommunications Technology
  • Mining

Tourism, Catering and Domestic Services

  • Catering
  • Hotel and Restaurant Services
  • Tourism Industry

Natural Sciences

  • Information and Communications Technology

The National Qualification Requirements

Information about the The National Qualification Requirements for Vocational Education and Training can be found from the website.

The Finnish National Board of Education


OSAO is one of the biggest vocational colleges in Finland and we have eight different units.