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Stadin AO, Helsinki Vocational College and Adult Institute offers 29 areas of study with 3 different Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications. The qualification levels are:

  • Initial Vocational Qualification
  • Further Vocational Qualification
  • Specialist Vocational Qualification

Studies in English

Stadin AO, Helsinki Vocational College and Adult Institute has currently one vocational qualification, which is taught in English:

Vocational Qualification in Tourism Industry
Competence area: Tourism services
Qualification title: Tourism Activities Organiser

Tourism Activities Organiser is customer service expert providing tourism services.
This qualification will provide you with well-developed tourism service and operational skills working in:

  • producing tourism activities and customer service
  • implementation of tourism services
  • designing, marketing and selling tourism activities.

What language skills do I need at Stadin AO?

The VET vocational qualifications are taught in Finnish with the exception of the Vocational Qualification in Tourism Industry, which is in English.

How to apply to Stadin AO?

Joint national application

You can apply to Stadin AO, Helsinki Vocational College and Adult Institute as a student in the national joint application system in February-March for education starting in August. In the joint application system, you can apply for all programmes with one application form. You can find the application form and browse the vocational study options at

Rolling admissions

Rolling admissions enable flexible start of studies at Stadin AO, Helsinki Vocational College and Adult Institute all year round. The qualifications you are looking for and the starting dates for your studies vary.

Rolling admissions are open to all applicants aiming to complete a vocational qualification or part of a qualification. If you have a previous vocational qualification or university degree, you can apply for a vocational qualification only via the the rolling admissions.


For general inquiries about applying, please contact:
Helsinki Vocational College and Adult Institute Admissions Office

Address: Hattulantie 2 00550 Helsinki
Telephone: 09 310 89318

5 campuses and 29 areas of study

Our campuses and 29 areas of study are:

Campus 1 provides VET qualifications in

  • Electrical Engineering and Automation Technology
  • Helsinki Skills Center qualifications for Immigrants
  • Safety and Security
  • Social and Health Care

Also located in Campus 1:

Campus 2 provides VET qualifications in

  • Hairdressing and Beauty Care
  • Logistics
  • Textiles and Fashion Industry
  • Vehicle technology, Transportation Services

Also located in Campus 2:

Campus 3 provides VET qualifications in

  • Food Production
  • Laboratory Technology
  • Media (audiovisual communication and visual expression, print)
  • Natural and Environmental Protection
  • Process Industry
  • Restaurant and Catering Services
  • Tourism Industry

Also located in Campus 3:

Campus 4 provides VET qualifications in

  • Beauty Therapy
  • Construction Work and Metalwork & Machinery
  • Dental Technology
  • Pharmacy Industry
  • Property Maintenance Service
  • Social and Health Care
  • Surface Treatment Technology

Campus 5 provides VET qualifications in

  • Building Maintenance Technology
  • Electrical Engineering and Automation Technology
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Information and Telecommunications Technology
  • Massage Therapy
  • Social and Health Care
  • Stage and Theatre Technology
  • Surveying
  • Technical Design
  • Upholstery and Interior Decoration
  • Wood Processing

Also located in Campus 5:

  • Additional training for preparatory training and VALMA-studies i.e. preparatory training for immigrants
  • Basic education for adults
  • Preparatory training for basic education