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Advanced Practical Training

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SA00BC20
Credits: 18 cr
Responsible Teacher: Niemistö, Riku
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2023-2024

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3001SA2021-3A, SA2021-3B, SA2021-4A, SA2021-4B2024-02-01 – 2024-12-31Heli Huhta, Susanna WeberFinnish2024-02-16 – 2024-08-31

Learning Outcomes

Advanced practical training contains the perspectives of sectors of the organisation operations: management, legislation, quality management and organisation development and also the perspective of the path student has chosen.

The student
- takes part in planning, relization, evaluation and development of the wholeness of the activities of a client group from employees perspective and organizes actions both indipendently and with a team
- applies theoretical knowledge when planning, realizing and evaluating the actions for a client or a client group
- develops his group manageent skills and guiding skills of a client or client group and evaluates with the client or client group the meaning of the cooperation for wellbeing
- gets familiar with pedagogic leadership taking into account the different phases of the course of one’s life from the perspective of the path student has chosen
- gets familiar with the ERP of the practice organosation,, its basic task, legislation, management of actions and development and quality management.
- concerns himself with welfare entrepreneurship and understands the possibilities of entrepreneurship and project work to produce welfare services from the perspective of the path student has chosen

Student's Workload

Total work-load 486h, includes the time on placement 410h and individual studying including the assignment.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

-Basic and professional studies, advanced studies, previous practical trainings.


Practical training done on placement. Assignment related to practise.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Material announced by the teacher.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Placement and invidual studying.

Assessment Criteria

The student formulates his own learning goals from the basis of general goals.
The learning assignments have been performed acceptably.
The student evaluates his own learning realistically and is able to accept feedback.
The goals of the practical training period have been gained mainly.
The student is motivated to work in the social services.
The student understands the meaning of professional ethics in his work.
Is able to perform his assignments in co-operation with his supervisor and is able to explain his operations.
Independent approach in working and methodicalness increase during the practical training period.
The student recognizes his own strengths and development areas.
The student has readiness to work as a member of a group.
Interaction between different parties is natural and functional.
The student gets acquainted with the operational principles of the work community and operates according to them.
The student asks for advice and chases up things spontaneously.
The student uses the things he has earlier learned functionally and is able to explain his operations with the help of theory.

Taking responsibility in own studying, self-direction, motivation and initiative are lacking.
The student’s operation in the practice place is against the ethical principles of the social services branch.
Lacking co-operative skills.
The student is not explaining his own actions.
Fundamental deficiencies in the basic information.
Co-operation with the different parties is insignificant, attitude towards clients uninterested.
Disengagement of the work community, acting against the operational principles of the work place.
Excessive amount of absences, does not hang onto working hours.
Learning assignments have not been done.

Assessment Methods

Passed/failed. The evaluation is done by the supervisor at the practise-place, teacher and the student.