Qualification programs


OEP offers Finnish competency-based qualification programs that recognize and develop a wide range of talent. Our  qualifications focus strongly on work-based learning and applying knowledge and professional skills in practice. Competence is assessed according to the standards developed by the Finnish National Agency for Education.

The qualification programs are recognized at the European qualification framework levels 4 and 5 in the EU and most OECD countries.

All programs include 21st century skills. Soft skills, such as problem solving, team working, communication skills, digital literacy as well as entrepreneurial thinking equip the learners with the competence they need for both work and future studies.

Why Finnish qualification programs?

  • Best completion rate in OECD
  • Competency-based qualifications with prior learning recognized
  • Designed for both individual’s and organization’s needs
  • Flexibility through modular curricula
  • Life-long learning skills enhance career and employability

Customized programs

The qualifications follow the Finnish curriculum, but allow for localization as well as tailoring content to a specific sector.

Flexible implementation

The Further and Specialist Qualification (equivalent to Diploma and Higher Diploma) programs are typically completed through part-time study during 10–12 months. The programs are taught in a blended learning format combining workshops, online and work-based learning.

100+ qualification available globally

OEP offers altogether more than 100 qualification programs.

OEP's top qualification programs

Specialist Qualification in Management

Core management and leadership skills for personal and company level success.

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Further Qualification in First-Level Management

Best practices and tools for supervising and team leading. Networking with other professionals and learning with the top trainers.

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Further Qualification for Entrepreneurs

Skills and tools for setting up a company and running it successfully. Separate tracks for new entrepreneurs and more experienced entrepreneurs.

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