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Curriculum finland

  1. 1. Vocational Qualification in Business and Administration The Finnish Association of People with Physical Disabilities Järvenpää Training Center Invalidiliiton Järvenpään koulutuskeskus 1
  2. 2. 22.11.2012 Requirements for Vocational Qualifications • the regulation for the requirements for vocational qualifications in business and adminstration was issued in 2009 by the Finnish National Board of Education  ”national core curriculum” • in curriculum-based education and training the education provider must draw up and approve a curriculum in compliance with the terms stipulated in the qualification requirements Eija Lempinen Invalidiliiton Järvenpään koulutuskeskus 2
  3. 3. 22.11.2012 ”National Core Curriculum in Business and Administration” Three different study programmes: 1. Specialisation in Customer Services and Sales 2. Specialisation in Accounting and Office Services 3. Specialisation in Information and Library Services ( not available in our school) The Objectives: • a wide range of professional skills • key competences for lifelong learning: 1. Learning and problem solving 2. Interaction and cooperation 3. Vocational ethics 4. Health, safety and ability to function 5. Initiative and entrepreneurship 6. Sustainable development 7. Aesthetics 8. Communication and media skills 9. Mathematics and natural sciences 10.Technology and information technology 11.Active citizenship and different cultures • eligibility for further studies Eija Lempinen Invalidiliiton Järvenpään koulutuskeskus 3
  4. 4. 22.11.2012 The structure of the vocational qualification in busines and adminstration: • Core subject modules • • mathematics, mother tongue, second national language, foreign languages, physical and health education, arts and culture, social studies, physics and chemistry  compulsory modules 16 crs optional modules 4 crs • Vocational modules • • • 20 crs 90 crs compulsory module : Customer Service 20 crs study programme modules: 10 - 20 crs / module locally offered modules: 5 -10 crs • Free-choice modules 10 crs Eija Lempinen Invalidiliiton Järvenpään koulutuskeskus 4
  5. 5. 22.11.2012 Our Curriculum • Two study programmes: 1. Specialisation in Customer Services and Sales 2. Specialisation in Accounting and Office Services • two paths: a) accounting services b) office services • Offered modules: • • • • • • • • • • • • Customer service 20 crs  compulsory module for all Services and sales in retail trade 20 crs Visual display merchandising 10 crs Accounting and finance services 20 crs  compulsory module for study prog 2. Bookkeeping 20 crs Office administration 20 crs Planning and implementation of marketing communication activities 10 crs Profitability planning 10 crs Closing entries and corporate taxation 10 crs Use of office software 10 crs Entrepreneurship 10 crs  ”compulsory” module for all in our curriculum Sustainable development in business practices 10 crs (locally offered module) Eija Lempinen Invalidiliiton Järvenpään koulutuskeskus 5
  6. 6. 22.11.2012 Our Curriculum • Special features: • recognition and validation of student´s prior learning • extended ”on-the-job-learning” –periods 40 crs or more according to student´s individual education plan (IEP) • individual learning paths • diversified methods for assesment of learning and competence:  same principles for special needs students  possibility to adjust the education and training if a student does not reach the satisfactory 1 level objectives (levels 1 – 3)  if the skills requirements or objectives have been adjusted an entry must be made in the certificate Eija Lempinen Invalidiliiton Järvenpään koulutuskeskus 6
  7. 7. 22.11.2012 Vocational Qualification in Business and Administration: Certificates • Qualification certificate includes: 1. Vocational upper secondary certificate: • • • • name of qualification / study programme modules completed name and scope of the Final Project scope of on-the-job-learning 2. Skills demonstration certificate: • skills demonstration completed by module • short desciption of skills demonstration (what/where/scope) Eija Lempinen Invalidiliiton Järvenpään koulutuskeskus 7
  8. 8. Thank you! eija.lempinen@ijkk.fi Invalidiliiton Järvenpään koulutuskeskus 8

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