Tertiary vocational education
RKK Fagskolen is recognized by NOKUT (Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education) as providing tertiary-level vocational education in:
- Cancer and Palliative Care
- Mental Health Work
- Care of the Elderly
- Advice and Guidance
- Scaffolding Work
Courses at RKK Fagskole lead to skilled technician qualifications and are suitable for middle management levels. In some areas the institution meets the requirements for master certificate courses. RKK collaborates with Studiesenteret.no to provide netbased courses.
In 2008 RKK extended this collaboration to offer five course programmes at tertiary vocational level and two craft certificate courses. It is an important point that these courses are ICT-supported, enabling students to complete most of their studying from home, with weekly tuition from their ”own” course advisor over the Internet. In parallel there are also plenary sessions, lectures for students and study groups. A blended learning model is usually applied but in some cases courses run independently and are purely netbased.
RKK has independent accreditation from NOKUT, but also works with others for course distribution and delivery as necessary.
For a full overview of our current courses and enrollment, please visit our .online course catalogue
The admissions criteria for courses at RKK Fagskolen are completion of upper secondary education with specialist studies in health and social work subjects, assistant occupational therapist training or corresponding qualifications. ”Corresponding qualifications” means that part of the education can be relevant for applicants with in-service training from a public authority department such as Employment Services (Aetat), Social Security and the Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV), and different types of professional education.
There is an additional requirement of minimum 1 year’s relevant occupational experience following completion of secondary education. Part-time positions are converted to 100% employment. In special cases, admission may be based on an assessment of real competence.