The extent of the upper secondary vocational qualification is 180 competence points. The degree will take about three years, but the length of the study is flexible if needed. For example, you do not have to study the skills you already have. Studying is personal and takes into account the individual needs of each student.

The objectives of vocational studies are:
• professional competence in accordance with individual goals
• employment in the profession, if necessary supported
• support for upbringing, self-management and independence
• one of the following certificates:
1) Diploma (endorsement and proof certificate)
2) A diploma with the most customary professional qualifications, competence objectives and basic qualifications
3) A certificate of completion of the qualifications and of the skills demonstration
4) A certificate of the student's competence (if the student has not completed the qualification requirements / competence objectives of the degree)

Studying is practical and takes place in professional-type environments. Practicality means that there is more learning-by-doing rather than teaching in classroom. Learning is done in genuine work environments.

The assignments and exercises are based on the curriculum and the student's personal goals. The degree can also be built by combining different fields of study. Teaching emphasizes the basic tasks of the profession. During the studies, the student is trained to work as a member of the work community.

The studies consist of vocational units (135 students), common units (35 students) and free-choice modules (10 students).

Training includes studying at workplaces in one's own profession. On-the-job learning is at least 30 competence points. The expertise will be assessed in the context of practical work.