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Site facilities operative

Vocational qualification in Cleaning and Property Services
Vocational upper secondary qualification
Do you like a job where you can move around? Do you want to see the results of your work? As a site facilities operative, you will be able to plan and carry out the cleaning of different customer sites from hotels to day-care centres.

Description of the training

In the site facilities operative studies, you will learn basic and maintenance cleaning, the use of various cleaning techniques and machines, and customer service skills.

Customer orientation, environmental awareness and a broad understanding of the factors influencing the lifespan of buildings are important in your work as a site facilities operative.

You will have the opportunity to study or complete practical training abroad. Omnia is also a good environment to plan business activities and increase entrepreneurial expertise. Promotion of sustainable development is part of the studies of vocational upper secondary qualification students. After completing the training, you can apply for further training at a university of applied sciences or a university.

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Details of the training

What kind of jobs will you graduate for?

As a site facilities operative, you can work, for example, in facilities services, maintenance cleaning and basic cleaning tasks. Possible workplaces include different types of cleaning companies. You can also start your own business. Your customer listings may include a variety of office facilities and residential, industrial, and commercial properties.

Duration of the training

The duration of studies is individual. The average duration of studies is between two and three years. The duration of studies is determined by the personal competence development plan (PCDP) and is influenced by, among other things, your previous studies, work experience and individual study needs.


The training consists of inspiring training days, learning tasks, group and project work, independent work, instruction in small groups and on-the-job learning. There are 3–5 training days per week.


Vocational qualifications in English are appropriate for those, who wish to study in English. The qualification has a language proficiency requirement.

Important information on application

Student admission

Admission is based on the information in the application, so please fill out your application carefully.

The applicant is expected to familiarise themselves with the important information on the continuous admission.

There is no entrance examination.

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Language requirements

The language requirement for English is B1.

The applicants will be invited to the language test (English) by e-mail. The language tests can be completed only at Omnia campuses in Espoo, Finland. Read more about the language requirements.

Guidance discussions for English qualifications

You will be invited to a personal guidance discussion if you have achieved the required language level for  English. Participating in the guidance discussions is compulsory. Applicants, who don’t participate in the guidance discussions will not be admitted to the qualification.

The guidance discussion will give you information regarding the qualification you have applied to. You will also receive personal guidance to help you find the most appropriate qualification for you.

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