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Who can apply to Stadin AO?

Stadin AO, Helsinki Vocational College and Adult Institute offers vocational education and training for young and adults alike, who either:

  • have completed comprehensive school and/or general upper secondary education. 
  • are already working and wish to enhance their skills and get formal qualification
  • want apprenticeship training. It is possible to complete vocational, further and specialist qualifications in all vocational fields through a training that takes mainly place at workplace and is supplemented with theoretical studies. 
  • need more preparatory instruction and guidance for vocational education
  • have recently moved to Finland and wish to get more guidance on the next steps in your education and employment opportunities.

What language skills are required?

All studies are conducted in Finnish with the exception of the Vocational Qualification in Tourism Industry, which is conducted in English.

Participation in general vocational education and training in Stadin AO, Helsinki Vocational College and Adult Institute requires you to have basic Finnish language skills. You can demonstrate your language skills by taking a language proficiency examination or test. Read more about demonstrating language proficiency on the Finnish National Board of Education website.