Yrkesintroduktion för teckenspråkiga

Vocational introduction for users of sign language is for sign language users who need support to get closer to the labour market. The aim is for you to be able to get a job, start a company or start education or training.

What it is

During the vocational introduction, you will complete practical exercises, skills training and activities at a workplace. This is mixed with theoretical training and jobseeking.

The theoretical part consists of lectures and guidance from one of our suppliers. Self-study, study visits, lectures and information meetings with external parties are also included.

We adapt the content to your individual needs and circumstances.

Who is it for

Vocational introduction for users of sign language is for those who are deaf or have a serious hearing impediment. You must understand Swedish sign language. You need an adapted programme to get a job, start a company or start studies.

How it works

  • We at Arbetsförmedlingen assess whether vocational introduction for users of sign language is right for you.
  • You can combine the vocational introduction with Swedish for immigrants (sfi) or sign language for immigrants (tfi).
  • Several suppliers around the country provide the vocational introduction for users of sign language and it is available in: Stockholm, Göteborg, Malmö and Örebro.
  • Some parts can be done remotely by agreement with Arbetsförmedlingen.
  • A large part of the introduction takes place at a workplace.
  • You take part for up to 84 weeks. This is based on full-time participation but we can also adapt this to individual needs.

Benefit and conditions

When you receive this support, you are taking part in a programme. You can then apply for benefit from Försäkringskassan. Here, you will find out more about how to apply for the benefit and what rules apply when you take part in one of our programmes.

When you take part in a programme

How to take the next step

Contact us

Prepare yourself to explain why the support could increase your job opportunities.


We review your situation together. An employment officer assesses whether the support is a good way to increase your job opportunities.


What support we can offer you depends on what your situation looks like. Who is entitled to any kind of support is ultimately regulated by the government.