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Personal Services

 

This page contains information on the field of Personal Services, which include:

Qualifications in the field of Hair and Beauty Services

With qualifications in the field of Hair and Beauty services (basic vocational qualifications, vocational qualifications and special vocational qualifications) you will gain the competence needed in the field of Hair and Beauty Services. These services improve the customer’s well-being and create beauty, pleasure and aesthetic experiences.

Where to work and what to do? After completing the qualification, you can work in companies providing hair and beauty services. Entrepreneurship is usual in the field.

Requirements: To succeed in the field you need good interactive, co-operative and customer service skills as well as flexibility and organisational skills. Good physical capabilities, mental balance and ability to interact with various groups of people are expected in the field.

Admission: You can apply to basic vocational education either in the spring joint application or in the flexible admission throughout the year. You can apply to all vocational qualifications via the flexible admission.

 

Qualifications in the field of Sports Services

With qualifications in the field of Sports Services (basic vocational qualifications, vocational qualifications and special vocational qualifications) you will gain the competence needed in the field of Sports Services.

Where to work and what to do? Professionals with a qualification in the field of Sports Services are often employed by sport units of public organisations (cities and municipalities), sport companies and sport societies. Services are provided to prevent health and social hazards and to promote welfare and functionality of the common public.

Requirements: To succeed in the field, you will need good interactional, co-operative and customer service skills as well as flexibility and organisational skills. Work in the field is customer-oriented, varying and you can easily transfer from one position to another. The field also offers good higher education and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Admission: You can apply to basic vocational education either in the spring joint application or in the flexible admission throughout the year. You can apply to all vocational qualifications via the flexible admission.

Qualifications in the field of Tourism, Hospitality and Catering

With a qualification in the field of Tourism, Hospitality and Catering you will gain the competence needed for varying and versatile work opportunities in services positions in the field. As a professional in this field, you will produce services and products for your customers, often in the terms of the customer. With these services, you can affect the well-being, contempt and satisfaction of your customers.

Where to work and what to do? Work in the field is customer-oriented, varying and versatile. You can easily transfer from one position to another, and opportunities to progress towards managerial and/or international positions are common. Places of work in the field include tourism companies and centres, travel agencies, hotels and other accommodation providers, cruise ships, schools, care units, restaurants, cafés and catering companies.

Requirements: To succeed in the field, you will need good interactional, co-operative and customer service skills as well as flexibility and organisational skills. You are sales and service-oriented and you have a positive attitude. You also have no issues assuming responsibility of your customers and your work. The field is highly international, and therefore language and cultural competencies are sought after.

The field also often requires a sufficient physical condition, and the Finnish Food Act has set some standards on the condition and attire of the professionals in the field.

If you have certain food allergies or ethical convictions on the handling or consumption of certain food items, your selection of places of work either during studies or after graduation can be limited. More information on this can be inquired from vocational education institutes.

Admission: You can apply to basic vocational education either in the spring joint application or in the flexible admission throughout the year. You can apply to all vocational qualifications via the flexible admission.

Sanitation and Real Estate Maintenance Services

Having completed the basic vocational education in Sanitation and Real Estate Maintenance Services, you can meaningfully work in your customers’ spaces in tasks concerning household, real estate and sanitation services. You can also work in customer services situations in accordance to the service contract concluded with the customer.  You can aim towards personal assistance, real estate maintenance, institutional maintenance, technical real estate maintenance or business premises maintenance during your studies and after graduation.

With a special vocational qualification in the field of Sanitation and Real Estate Maintenance Services, you can design and manage the service production as well as maintain and develop customer service relationships in your area of responsibility. You possess the competencies needed to assure the quality of work and to develop and lead your area of work. You are also able to work in managerial positions in the field, anticipate staffing needs and changes and recruit new professionals. You have the skills to initiate and teach new employees and develop the competencies of the entire staff.

Where to work and what to do? Sub-sectors in the field are more tightly knit together than before. For example, a professional in Sanitation could also organize meetings as part of business premises maintenance. With a special vocational qualification in Sanitation and Real Estate Maintenance Services, you can work in a managerial position in real estate maintenance, household services or sanitation services. In addition, a professional with said qualification can work as an expert of their field and design and estimate personnel needs for premises.

Requirements: To succeed in the field you need to be customer-oriented and be competent in multiple areas with facilities for independent, continuous development.

Admission: You can apply to basic vocational education either in the spring joint application or in the flexible admission throughout the year. You can apply to all vocational qualifications via the flexible admission.

Qualifications in the field of Congregational and Funeral Services

This sub-field consists of a sole qualification on the upper secondary level: The basic vocational qualification in Congregational and Funeral Services.

Where to work and what to do? If you have completed the qualification in the field of Congregational Services you can work i.a. as a verger, a congregational janitor, a sacristan or a groundskeeper at a church and a graveyard. Places of work include churches, parish halls, chapels, crematoriums and graveyards. You could also provide maintenance, sanitational or funeral services for parishes as an entrepreneur.

If you have completed the qualification in the field of Funeral Services, you can work in customer service positions in funeral services or undertakers’ offices, manage the delivery and transport of the deceased, guide the customer with issues regarding the will and monetary status of the deceased or work with marketing and communications of the office. You will also be able to gain entrepreneurial competencies in the field.

Requirements in the field: Having selected the field of congregational services you have the competence and ability to set up the premises of a church or a parish hall to suit the needs of a service or other religious acts. You can also create the necessary conditions for spiritual acts, manage the cleanliness and safety of the premises and take the security needs of culturally and historically valuable artifacts into account, and guide customers and visitors accordingly. You know how to co-operate with other companies and offices in the field.

Having selected the field of funeral services you have customer service and sales competencies and you have the ability to manage the operations needed in the process of a funeral. In co-operation with parishes, you are able to perform funeral services for both religious and non-spiritual customers’ needs. You can also make sure of every part of the funeral process and its communication.

Admission: You can apply to the qualification via flexible admission throughout the year.