General Education Program – Personal Assistant

Goals of the course: To give participants the required knowledge to work as personal assistants with children, young people, adults and the elderly.


Swedish1 / Swedish as a foreign language with a focus on the language required in the sphere of care.

Social studies 1a1

Care 1

Diet and health 1

Learning on the job  – four weeks practical experience at the end of the course

Educational requirements: Swedish ground school or General Education Program (ground level)

Course start 2021: 17th August

Application period: The application period will open on March 15, 2021.

Quick Facts

Length: 1-2 years
Study Pace:

Part time (50%) or Full time (100%)

Language of Instruction: Swedish; participants can receive language support from teachers with Amharic as their mother tongue
Location: Campus Huddinge

Preparation for employment

Organizer: Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola

The requirement for entry to the program is completion of the Pre-Gymnasium Level Program (SeQf level 2) or equivalent education. Also, all students need to be at least 18 year old and officially registered in Sweden

Fees: Tuition at Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola is free for everyone who is a citizen of Sweden or another EU country or who have been granted permission to live in Sweden. Students must be registered as living in Sweden. 

Service Fees: Students are required to pay a service fee. The service fee for this program is SEK 1200 per semester