Rehabilitative Instruction and Guidance

The objectives of rehabilitative instruction and guidance are based on each student’s individual needs and capabilities. The scope of the education is 60 competence points.

Each student’s local community, family and other interest groups in his/her domicile will be utilised as the student’s resource potential. Different types of work activities are also arranged by students’ municipalities of residence.

Training preparing students for upper secondary VET (VALMA)

60 competence points

The purpose of the training is to support the knowledge and skills required for completing upper secondary vocational qualifications. Objectives include helping students to develop their life skills and to pursue functional independence.

Study modules include native language and communications, foreign languages, mathematics, basic functional capabilities and labour-market studies.

The content of the training scheme may be targeted at a certain field of education (groups specialising in office services and information technology, for example), or it may involve teaching that prepares students for upper secondary vocational education and training.

Training preparing students for work and independent living (TELMA)

60 competence points

This training is intended for students who are capable of studying parts of study modules in accordance with their own potential. The objectives specified for upper secondary vocational qualifications are, however, too demanding for students engaged in TELMA.

The aim of the training is to enable students to function as independently as possible in working life and to assume responsibility for looking after themselves. Another intention is to ensure that students can seek non-contractual employment or become employed at a sheltered workshop, for instance. In addition to vocational subjects, the training includes studies in interaction and life skills, as well as in social capabilities.

Students may specialise in woodwork, textiles work or food management, for instance, or they may choose courses from the following fields of education: catering, property maintenance, cleaning, metalwork, office and courier work, and warehouse work.

The training may also take the form of multiform studies, in which case students complete study modules at the training centre and employment periods in their home municipalities. The training may take the form of further vocational studies or it may be completed in preparation for vocational education and training or employment.