|Orientation to Finnish Culture and Studying social services in Finland||2|
|Orientation to Social Services and Early Childhood Education system in Finland||5|
|English language, communication and basic academic writing||10|
|Finnish Basic Language and Culture, part 1||5|
|Finnish language and culture, part 2||5|
|ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year||37||0||5||32||0||5||32||0|
Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.
Pathway studies for Chinese social services students consist of the studies in language skills, social and healthcare and social services (37 ects) and are intended for persons seeking a place of study at the Polytechnic in Finland and to study a social services degree. The aim of the studies is to prepare Chinese students to study social services degree in Laurea University of Applied Sciences. The aim is to strengthen the knowledge of the students Finnish and English language skills and to introduce a multidisciplinary approach to social and healthcare and studing and living in Finland.
The training is focused on Finnish language (15 ects) studies (waystage level A2.1) and English language studies (15 ects, treshold level B2) and also includes professional theory studies (7 ects). Theoretical studies concists career planning, working life skills, studying skills, cultural competence, language skills, social service system and early childhood education basics. In addition, the training includes visits to social services and early childhood environments.