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Compare the results of the national referencing process by choosing the national flag. Up to 5 examples of qualifications are provided for each NQF level. National systems may include many other qualifications at those levels.

  • Knowledge at the most advanced frontier of a field of work or study and at the interface between fields
  • The most advanced and specialised skills and techniques, including synthesis and evaluation, required to solve critical problems in research and/or innovation and to extend and redefine existing knowledge or professional practice
  • Demonstrate substantial authority, innovation, autonomy, scholarly and professional integrity and sustained commitment to the development of new ideas or processes at the forefront of work or study contexts including research
  • Highly specialised knowledge, some of which is at the forefront of knowledge in a field of work or study, as the basis for original thinking and/or research; critical awareness of knowledge issues in a field and at the interface between different fields
  • Specialised problem-solving skills required in research and/or innovation in order to develop new knowledge and procedures and to integrate knowledge from different fields
  • Manage and transform work or study contexts that are complex, unpredictable and require new strategic approaches; take responsibility for contributing to professional knowledge and practice and/or for reviewing the strategic performance of teams
  • Advanced knowledge of a field of work or study, involving a critical understanding of theories and principles
  • Advanced skills, demonstrating mastery and innovation, required to solve complex and unpredictable problems in a specialised field of work or study
  • Manage complex technical or professional activities or projects, taking responsibility for decision making in unpredictable work or study contexts; take responsibility for managing professional development of individuals and groups
  • Comprehensive, specialised, factual and theoretical knowledge within a field of work or study and an awareness of the boundaries of that knowledge
  • A comprehensive range of cognitive and practical skills required to develop creative solutions to abstract problems
  • Exercise management and supervision in contexts of work or study activities where there is unpredictable change review and develop performance of self and others
  • Factual and theoretical knowledge in broad contexts within a field of work or study
  • A range of cognitive and practical skills required to generate solutions to specific problems in a field of work or study
  • Exercise self-management within the guidelines of work or study contexts that are usually predictable, but are subject to change; supervise the routine work of others, taking some responsibility for the evaluation and improvement of work or study activities
  • Knowledge of facts, principles, processes and general concepts, in a field of work or study
  • A range of cognitive and practical skills required to accomplish tasks and solve problems by selecting and applying basic methods, tools, materials and information
  • Take responsibility for completion of tasks in work or study; adapt own behaviour to circumstances in solving problems
  • Basic factual knowledge of a field of work or study
  • Basic cognitive and practical skills required to use relevant information in order to carry out tasks and to solve routine problems using simple rules and tools
  • Work or study under supervision with some autonomy
  • Basic general knowledge
  • Basic skills required to carry out simple tasks
  • Work or study under direct supervision in a structured context
Germany
Country
France
Federal Government/Länder Coordination Point

The DQR has been developed and implemented under the aegis of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs, with the involvement of other stakeholders. The development of the DQR has at all times been a widely supported initiative in which the social partners and business organisations in particular have played a fundamental role, notably in the German Qualifications Framework Working Group [Arbeitskreis DQR]. The competent authorities in each case are responsible in principle for the allocation of qualifications to the DQR. In the field of formal learning these are the regulatory bodies. These allocations must, however, be notified to the National Coordination Point (NCP), which monitors the process and considers the overall architecture of the DQR: the Federal Government/Länder Coordination Point for the German Qualifications Framework [Bund-Länder-Koordinierungsstelle DQR]. In order to assign newly developed qualifications always according to the same criteria and procedures, a DQR manual was developed. The manual will be developed and maintained by the NCP. The manual is published annually in an updated version on the basis of the BL-KS DQR in consultation with the AK DQR identified change requirements. The NCP consists of six members and has the following structure:

Chair:

  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research
  • Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs

Members:

  • Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research
  • Conference of Ministers of Economics of the Länder
  • Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology

The AK DQR is involved as an advisory body and retains its previous composition. It consists of members from general education, higher education, vocational education and training, social partners and other experts from science and practice.

NQF/NQS NCP: Federal Government/Länder Coordination Point
Information
Commission Nationale de la Certification Professionnelle

Set up under the French social modernization law n°2002-73 dated 17 January 2002, the national committee for professional certification is placed under the authority of the French minister in charge of vocational training. The committee is made up of 43 members: representatives of ministers, representatives of the regions, social partners, representatives of the consular chambers, and qualified persons. Its mission is to:

  • List the offer of vocational certifications (national register of vocational certifications),
  • Inform people and companies about the certifications listed in the national register and the certifications recognized in the member states of the European Union,
  • Check the coherence, complementarity and renewal of diplomas and qualification documents, together with their adaptation to evolution in qualifications and work organization,
  • Issue a public notice prior to setting up and creating professional certifications entitled to be listed in the national register,
  • Make public evaluations of the certificates covering professional qualifications,
  • Issue recommendations for the attention of the institutions awarding diplomas, qualification documents for professional purposes or professional qualification certificates,
  • Point out any full or partial correspondences between certifications listed in the national register, or between the latter and other certifications, mainly European certifications,
  • Draw up a new nomenclature covering levels of certification in relation to jobs held.

Under the authority of its chairman, the CNCP relies on the work carried out by a specialized committee, a permanent secretariat and a network of regional correspondents.
It contributes to work at an international level on transparency of qualifications.

NQF/NQS NCP:Commission Nationale de la Certification Professionnelle
Referencing Report
German NQF level 8

Be in possession of competences for the obtaining of research findings in a scientific subject or for the development of innovative solutions and procedures within a field of occupational activity. The structure of requirements is characterised by novel and unclear problem situations.
Professional competence

• Knowledge:
Be in possession of comprehensive, specialised, systematic state-of-the art knowledge in a research discipline and contribute towards the expansion of knowledge within the specialist discipline (corresponding to level 3 –    Doctorate level – of the Qualifications   Framework  for German Higher Education Qualifications)
or
be in possession of comprehensive occupational knowledge in a strategically and innovation oriented field of occupational activity. 

Be in possession of appropriate knowledge at the interfaces to adjoining areas.
• Skills:
Be in possession of comprehensively developed skills relating to the identification and solution of novel problems set in the areas of research, development or innovation within a specialised scientific subject (corresponding to level 3 – Doctorate level  – of the Qualifications Framework for German Higher Education Qualifications)
or 
in a field of occupational activity. 
Also design, implement, manage, reflect on and evaluate innovative processes including in cross-activity areas. 
Evaluate new ideas and procedures.

Personal competence

• Social competence:
Lead groups or organisations from a position of responsibility in complex or interdisciplinary tasks whilst activating the areas of potential within such groups or organisations. Promote the professional development of others in a targeted and sustained manner. Lead cross-specialist debates and introduce innovative contributions to specialist professional discussions including in international contexts.
• Autonomy:
Define objectives for new complex applications or research oriented tasks reflecting on possible societal, economic and cultural implications, select appropriate means and develop new ideas and processes.

  • Doctor of Engineering Sciences (Dr.-Ing.)
    Doctoral graduates in engineering can independently identify scientific questions and issues, analyse complex situations and processes, identify problems and draw objectives from them, demonstrate, evaluate and implement solutions, and advance scientific progress for the benefit of humanity on a global scale and with due regard to economic framework conditions. They are able to maintain contacts with the international scientific community, lead interdisciplinary and international teams, plan and manage resources and attract, plan and process projects, as well as to plan project costs. They are in possession of competences allowing them to obtain research results in a scientific subject.
EQF Level 8
certification de niveau 1 par formation continue - doctorates

Personnel holding jobs normally requiring a level of training above that of a master’s degree. As well as confirmed knowledge of the fundamental scientific principles for a vocational activity, a level I qualification requires mastery of design or research processes.

German NQF level 7

Be in possession of competences for the processing of new and complex professional tasks and problems set and be in possession of competences for autonomous management of processes within a scientific subject or within a strategically oriented field of occupational activity. The structure of requirements is characterised by frequent and unpredictable changes.
Professional competence

• Knowledge:
Be in possession of comprehensive, detailed, specialist and state-of-the art knowledge in a scientific subject (corresponding to level 2 – Master level – of the Qualifications Framework  for German Higher Education  Qualifications)
or 
be in possession of comprehensive occupational knowledge in a strategically oriented field of occupational activity. 

Be in possession of extended knowledge in adjoining areas.
• Skills:
Be in possession of specialised technical or design concept skills relating to the solution of strategic problems in a scientific subject (corresponding to level 2 – Master level – of the Qualifications Framework for German Higher Education Qualifications)
or
in a field of occupational activity. 
Consider alternatives even in circumstances where information is incomplete. 
Develop and use new ideas or procedures and assess such ideas and procedures according consideration to various evaluation criteria.

Personal competence

• Social competence:
Assume responsibility for leading groups or organisations within the scope of complex tasks set and present the results of the work of such groups or organisations. Promote the technical development of others in a targeted manner. Lead divisionally specific and cross-divisional debates.
• Autonomy:
Define objectives for new applications or research oriented tasks reflecting on possible societal, economic and cultural implications, deploy appropriate means and tap autonomously into own knowledge for the purpose.

  • Master of Science M.Sc., Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen, [Master of Science M.Sc., Industrial Engineering] Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus (Brandenburg Technical University – BTU)
    Graduates impart consolidated or broadened scientific knowledge, methodological competence and competences related to the fields of business administration and management extended to engineering fundamentals. Master’s study courses provide a subject and scientific specialisation which can be differentiated by the profile types “more practice-oriented” and “more research-oriented“. The Master’s study course leads to a professional and academic qualification.
  • Advanced vocational qualification (IT further education and training system, Vocational Training Act [Berufsbildungsgesetz]): Certified Strategic IT Professional
    Strategic Professionals are able to develop ideas and corporate strategies for the IT product development. The acquired competences include strategically product development, business policy and corporate strategy. Graduates have specialist methodological competences such as knowledge of the relevant business processes, business skills and knowledge of modern management concepts, and also specialist knowledge of accounting law for instance. These skills are expanded to include topics such as Business Process (Re)Engineering, Organisational Forms, Balanced Scorecard, Financing and Financial Management, all relevant legal issues, intellectual property rights, norms and standards, etc. The qualification of the strategic IT Professional represents the third phase of the IT further training system according to the IT continuing training ordinance. The prerequisite for this course of further education is the qualification as an Operative Professional followed by at least two years of relevant professional practice or a successfully completed study of information and telecommunications technology. Duration of training: The duration is not determined, thus it can vary. It is about 14 month in the form of self-study. Preparatory courses in half-time last for instance 1 1/2 years.
EQF Level 7
certification de niveau 1 - master ( masters)

Personnel holding jobs normally requiring a level of training above that of a master’s degree. As well as confirmed knowledge of the fundamental scientific principles for a vocational activity, a level I qualification requires mastery of design or research processes.

  • Master in Management Sciences in the field of Corporate
    Management and Skills Development specialising in Management Professions Job standards ; competencies : Entrepreneurship and SME Management Course: in the context of salaried work, these professionals are versatile administrators who take on supervisory functions within SMEs/SMIs in the following areas of activity: management of agencies, sites, subsidiaries, profit centres, human resources management, commercial development of the company, strategic decision-making, in an environment which is likely to be international. They use three further processes: 1) canvassing new sources of growth; 2) putting the company in contact with other external players in the field of development support (institutional players and private structures); 3) encouraging and sustaining a process of innovation and development in the company. In the context of creating or taking over a company, these professionals develop a business plan and use all the legal, financial and managerial tools inherent in this project. They are major players in developing and managing major projects, integrating the strategic and cultural dimensions of the company or group, as applicable. This leads them to carry out a detailed analysis of the company’s financial health and to prepare investment plans and budgets. They report on objectives and their achievement to the decision-making authorities (board of directors, etc.). They carry out sales and marketing activities and organise the company’s system for monitoring competitive or technological developments. They manage a team. They are also required to interface with other departments in the company. They develop the business plan and manage the project to create or take over a company. Team Management and Skills Development Course These professionals either provide all the functions linked to human resources management in the company, the department or the section to which they are attached directly themselves, or have other people do this under their control. In this framework, they set up and manage the implementation of a coherent human resources policy which is appropriate to the corporate strategy. They apply labour legislation in an international context, and make sure others apply it They establish the various elements of global remuneration They lead a diagnostic process in both organisational and human terms They lead or take part in change by proposing appropriate actions They build up forward management policy for employment and skills by optimising the recruitment process and developing a training and mobility policy for the staff They lead and manage a team They use internal communication and integrate human resources into a quality process Research Course: how are candidates prepared to do research? With a view to a research process, professionals manage projects and carry out studies in the area of administration and management sciences. They gather together the existing documentation and carry out observations in the field. They collect and analyse the available information relating to an issue. They report on their work through various means of dissemination and communication (publication of reports and specialist articles, writing papers, taking part in scientific debates, involvement in the research community). Professionals can also take part in training activities.
German NQF level 6

Be in possession of competences for the planning, the processing and the evaluating of comprehensive technical tasks and problems set and be in possession of competences for autonomous management of processes within subareas of a scientific subject or within a field of occupational activity. The structure of requirements is characterised by complexity and frequent changes.
Professional competence

• Knowledge:
Be in possession of broad and integrated knowledge including knowledge of basic scientific principles and the practical application of a scientific subject 
as well as a critical understanding of the most important theories and methods (corresponding to level 1 – Bachelor  level – of the Qualifications Framework for German Higher Education Qualifications)
or
be in possession of broad and integrated occupational knowledge including current technical developments. 

Be in possession of knowledge for the further development of a scientific subject 
or
of a field of occupational activity.

Be in possession of relevant knowledge at interfaces to other areas.
• Skills:
Be in possession of an extremely broad spectrum of methods for the processing of complex problems within a scientific subject (corresponding to level 1 – Bachelor level –  of   the Qualifications Framework for German Higher Education Qualifications), further fields of study
or
field of occupational activity. 
Draw up new solutions and evaluate such solutions including according consideration to various criteria even in circumstances where requirements are subject to frequent change.

Personal competence

• Social competence:
   Assume responsibility in working within expert teams
or 
   show responsibility in leading  groups or organisations. 
Instruct the technical development of others and act in an anticipatory manner in dealing with problems within the team.
Present experts with arguments for and solutions to complex professionally related problems and work in conjunction with such experts on further development.
• Autonomy:
Define, reflect on and assess objectives for learning and work processes and structure learning and work processes autonomously and sustainably.

  • Bachelor of Science, B.Sc. in Business Administration, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
    Graduates in Business Administration have aquired competences in fields such as banking, controlling, marketing, human resources, production, accounting and taxation and corporate governance. They have learned to take on tasks in international teams which are based on the division of labour, to work independently, to incorporate results of others and to communicate own results effectively. To a certain extent they are able to lead projects in different businesses. They have foreign language skills and are able to communicate results and problems in an international environment.
  • Advanced vocational qualification (Fachschule): State-Certified Technician in Mechanical Engineering
    Certified Technical Business Management Specialists [Technischer Fachwirt (Geprüfter)] are able to fulfil professional, organizational and management activities and to take on the function of an interface between business and technical areas of activity within the company. They developed the hereby necessary communicational competences. The graduates are able to implement independently comprehensive technical tasks and issues and to govern processes within subareas of a field of occupational activity. They fulfil tasks in middle to senior management in companies or handcraft. The certified Technical Business Management Specialist is an example of the second level of further vocational training. Duration of training: Preparatory courses for the further training examination last up to two and a half years part-time and betwwen 8 weeks and 14 month full-time.
  • Advanced vocational qualification (state-recognised advanced training certification): Certified Master Craftsman in Industry, specialising in Electrical Engineering

    Certified master craftsmen in industry specialising in electrical engineering have aquired functional, operational and vocational educational competences that enable them to take on specialist functions and management functions in companies in the electrical engineering sector, above all in planning and manufacturing. They are for example able to take on operational, organisational and management functions in different sized companies in different sectors and in various fields and areas of activity within a company. They are in possession of competences enabling them to implement comprehensive technical tasks and issues and for autonomous management of processes within their field of occupational activity. Master Craftsman in industry are able to design and maintain electric plants and components. Master craftsman is a regulated further vocational training qualification, primarily in commercial/technical professions. The main focus is the technical, organisational and personnel management of working groups or departments in industrial enterprises. The certified Master craftsman in Industry is an example of the second level of further vocational training. Duration of training: 1 year full-time, 2-4 years part-time, 2 1/2 depending on the prior knowledge for distance learning with supplemental seminars; the preparatory courses are not obligatory for getting the admission for the Master Craftsman' s certification

  • Advanced vocational qualification (IT further education and training system, Vocational Training Act [Berufsbildungsgesetz]): Certified Operative Professional - IT Developer

    Graduates are middle managers, who are able to take over responsibility for staff und budget. For the leading of projects or departments they have a large range of social competences in dealing with employees, colleagues and supervisors. They have the possession to think and act in an entrepreneurial manner. IT Systems Managers are experienced experts who lead projects, teams or functional areas and specialist departments. They have competences of self- and process management. As well as technical competence they have a high degree of leadership, team and communication ability. The acquired technical competences include the analysis, the assessment and the implementation of user requirements, the definition of the overall design, the selection of appropriate platforms including hard- and software, operating system, architecture, data base and communication and networks. They are in possession of the competences for planning and assessing comprehensive professional tasks and problems and they are able to autonomously control processes in his professional field of activity. The qualification of the Operative Professional represents the second phase of the IT further training system according to the IT continuing training ordinance. Duration of training: Training courses that prepare for the further training examination for the IT developer last about 1 1/2- 2 years half-time and in the form of e-learning.

EQF Level 6
certification de niveau 2 - licence (bachelor)

Personnel holding jobs normally requiring a level of training comparable to that of a bachelor’s or master’s degree. At this level, exercise of a salaried or independent vocational activity involves mastery of the fundamental scientific principles for the profession, generally leading to autonomy in exercising that activity.

  • Licence Professionnelle : Licence Professionnelle Vocational degree, Management of organisations
    Licence Professionnelle : Licence Professionnelle Vocational degree, Management of organisations, Cross-border logistics and management assistant option. Résumé du référentiel d'emploi ou éléments de compétence acquis: This professional conceives and organises the most rational strategies to ensure a product is routed from its place of production to that of distribution, while optimising the quality/service/cost ratio. They organise and supervise the processing of orders and manage physical and information flows. They are responsible for coordinating the different activities within the company. Ultimately, they will fulfil a management role. When not fulfilling a role specifically in a logistics division, they will work in the company’s production, purchasing/procurement, shipment and sales divisions.When this professional is responsible for logistics, they negotiate with carriers and also liaise with customs. They manage and establish supply programmes, and organise and supervise the processing of orders, ensuring that costs and leadtimes are observed. They determine storage requirements on the basis of production and commercial services. As an industrial buyer, they implement the purchase policy and manage the flows upstream of production. They identify and negotiate the optimal services and supplies. They conclude contracts and draw up purchase agreements, subsequently monitoring the performance of these agreements. They seek out and appraise suppliers and sub-contractors. They then draw up the supplier specifications sheet. As a scheduling manager, they are responsible for purchasing and procurement. They are involved in establishing long- and medium-term production programmes (production planning). They contribute to optimising the resources to be implemented, the organisation of work and the manufacturing time. They are also involved in managing the flow of materials. Secteurs d'activité ou types d'emplois accessibles par le détenteur de ce diplôme, ce titre ou ce certificat. This professional works in all sectors of industry or services: commerce, hotel trade, hospitals, plastics, food processing, metallurgy etc. This professional can apply for the following positions: Logistics manager; Industrial buyer
German NQF level 5

Be in possession of competences for the autonomous planning and processing of comprehensive technical tasks assigned within a complex and specialised field of study or field of occupational activity subject to change.
Professional competence

• Knowledge:
Be in possession of integrated professional knowledge within a field of study or integrated occupational knowledge within a field of activity. This also includes deeper, theoretical professional knowledge. Be familiar with the scope and limitations of the field of study or field of occupational activity.
• Skills:
Be in possession of an extremely broad spectrum of specialised, cognitive and practical skills. Plan work processes across work areas and evaluate such processes according comprehensive consideration to alternative courses of action and reciprocal effects with neighbouring areas. Provide comprehensive transfers of methods and solutions.

Personal competence

• Social competence:
Plan and structure work processes in a cooperative manner, including within heterogeneous groups, instruct others and provide well-founded learning guidance. Present complex facts and circumstances extending across professional areas in a targeted manner to the appropriate recipients of such information. Act in an anticipatory manner in considering the interests and requirements of recipients.
• Autonomy:
Reflect on and assess own learning objectives and learning objectives set externally, undertake self-directed pursuit of and assume responsibility for such objectives, draw consequences for work processes within the team.

  • Advanced vocational qualification (IT further education and training system; certification according to therelevant standards of E- and ISO): Certified Information Technology Specialist - Software Developer
    Graduates are able to proof and extend system designs, to prepare their technical realization, to establish electrical interfaces, to implement and test components, to prepare their integration and to hand over the final system and to bring it into use. Successful completion of the certification process proves the acquisition of competences enabling to plan and implement independently" comprehensive technical tasks assigned within a complex and specialised field of study or dynamic field of occupational activity. The Information Technology Specialist qualification builds on an initial vocational education and training and represents the first level of the IT continuing education and training system under the IT Further Training Ordinance [IT-Fortbildungsverordnung]. The further training is provided in the form of self-study and finishes with a certification. Upon successful completion of the certification process graduates obtain a DIN EN ISO/IEC 17024 certificate. Duration of training: The duration is not determined, thus it can vary. According to experience it lasts six month.
  • Advanced vocational qualification (state-recognised advanced training certification): Certified Motor Vehicle Service Technician
    Graduates/holders of this qualification acquire, in addition to a high level of technical competence in the fields electrics/electronics, pneumatics and hydraulics, developed competences in the fields of service communication and service quality. As technical specialists in companies in the automobile sector, motor vehicle service technicians independently perform complex maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and fitting and refitting tasks. They are continuously confronted with new repair information and methods and corresponding alternatives, which requires a high degree of learning competence. As the link between journeymen and master craftsmen, motor vehicle service technicians are technical problem solvers. They are qualified to communicate with customers and colleagues in vehicle workshops. Their special knowledge and learned skills are in demand in the workshop and in customer service. They are in possession of competences ""to plan and implement independently comprehensive technical tasks assigned within a complex and specialised field of learning or dynamic field of occupational activity. The certified service technician builds on the journeyman’s examination certificate [Gesellenabschluss] and is an example of the first level of further vocational training. Duration of training: Preparation courses for the further training examination full-time 2-6 month, part-time 6-12 month.
EQF Level 5
certifications de niveau 3

Personnel holding jobs normally requiring a level of training equivalent to that of a diploma from a University Institute of Technology (DUT) or a technology certificate (BTS) or a certificate corresponding to the end of the first higher education cycle. A level III qualification corresponds to higher levels of knowledge and abilities, but without involving mastery of the fundamental scientific principles for the fields concerned. The knowledge and abilities required enable the person condition to assume, autonomously or independently, responsibilities concerning design and/or supervision and/or management

  • Accommodation Manager (brevet de technicien supérieur)
    Holders of the Common European System of Reference BTS Accommodation Manager manage an establishment's accommodation services in a efficient and effective manner by observing the rules, policies and procedures in place at that establishment. They determine the guidelines of the commercial policy, take part in the organisation of promotional activities and help to set up a quality system. They coordinate billing management operations, ensures the quality of the services provided, support the front desk in promoting the establishment's image and ensure that customer records are monitored in order to develop customer loyalty. These managers are responsible for managing the welcoming of customers from initial contact to departure and ensure that steps are taken, both personally and by other sections within the establishment, to meet customers expectations. For all activities, they organise resources so as to be able to cope with unforeseen problems in liaison with other sections. Common job titles: Accommodation Manager, Officer. This job can be performed in various places: hotels of all sizes, reception centres (elderly, disabled, young people, etc.), cruise ships, outdoor centres, etc.
  • TP : Titre professionnel Bilingual English-French import-export assistant, trilingual English-German-French option. Nouvel intitulé : Assistant(e) import-export
    The bilingual import-export assistant organises and manages all the international administrative and logistic operations, from orders to delivery and payment. He (she) provides the interface with the internal services of the company and the exterior partners, and coordinates their actions. He (she) actively participates in leading the international sales network.The bilingual import-export assistant is operationally fluent in English, and has a good ability to understand various accents and to adapt to extremely different contacts in the function. The bilingual import-export assistant is autonomous in his (her) work. His (her) knowledge of company policy, the market, commercial practices and import-export logistics enables him (her) to make decisions for all common operations and to coordinate all the commercial operation players.The bilingual import-export assistant often manages an administrative team. However, he (she) reports to a hierarchy and strictly observes company policy and internal procedures, of which he (she) guarantees observance. As he (she) is the company contact with partners and customers, he (she) must transmit the image in this role and is often involved in communications targeted at developing customers and ensuring their loyalty.The job is office-based but with frequent movements inside the company. However, the bilingual import-export assistant may be required to participate in shows or commercial operations and to travel abroad occasionally. The telephone, office systems and information and communication technologies are necessary tools and are in continuous use in performing the function. Working hours are generally regular, but constraints related to distance sometimes impose working different hours, or a special organisation.This certificate is granted by the Ministry in charge of EmploymentThe bilingual import-export assistant works within tight time limits, he (she) must be capable of handling several files simultaneously and manage priorities, controlling his (her) level of stress. According to the arrangement of the company and its export zone, knowledge of another language may be an asset for work. In particular, along the France-German border, trilingualism (French-English-German) may be necessary due to the economic importance and cultural influence of Germany in this zone. The trilingual import-export assistant is operationally fluent in German as well as English. monitoring a payment process in compliance with the terms of the import-export purchase or sales contract in French.Handling simple import-export commercial administration disputes, in French and in English. Performing manual filing of import-export commercial administration documents. Adapting or producing model documents and procedures to rationalise the administrative follow-up of import-export operations, in French and in English. Producing day-to-day professional written documents, in French and in English, to coordinate and correctly carry out import-export operations. Coordinating import-export operations by telephone, in French and in English. Updating the support database for import-export administrative operations.
  • Hotel personal assistant (école professionnelle de tourisme et d'hôtellerie)

    Supplément descriptif du certificat Le Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP), Intitulé: Hotel personal assistant, List of activities covered by the diploma, title or certificate: They supervise, coordinate and monitor all staff and the various accommodation-related services (floors, reception, lobby, cleaning, etc.), They determine and supervise kitchen production, they organise and plan the work of kitchen and floor staff, They organise and develop accommodation activity under the supervision of the general management. They draw up the budget forecast, determine and implement the establishment's commercial policy. Attested skills or abilities: ACCOMMODATION:

German NQF level 4

Be in possession of competences for the autonomous planning and processing of technical tasks assigned within a comprehensive field of study or field of occupational activity subject to change.
Professional competence

• Knowledge:
Be in possession of deeper general knowledge or theoretical professional knowledge within a field of study or field of occupational activity.
• Skills:
Be in possession of a broad spectrum of cognitive and practical skills which facilitate autonomous preparation of tasks and problem solving and the evaluation of work results and processes according consideration to alternative courses of action and reciprocal effects with neighbouring areas. Provide transfers of methods and solutions.

Personal competence

• Social competence:
Help shape the work within a group and the learning or working environment of such a group and offer ongoing support. Justify processes and results. Provide comprehensive communication on facts and circumstances.
• Autonomy:
Set own learning and work objectives, reflect on and assess such objectives and take responsibility for them.

  • Vocational qualification certificate (state-recognized training occupation): Electronics Engineer for Automation Technology
    Graduates are able to install highly complex computer-controlled industrial plants. They can assemble an automatically working system from single components. They are able to program, test, put into operation and maintain plants. They developed competences to plan and implement independently tasks assigned within a comprehensive, dynamic field of learning or field of occupational activity. Vocational education and training in the dual system, which leads to this qualification, is carried out in two places of learning, in companies (three quarters) and at the Berufsschule [part-time vocational school] (one quarter). The aim is to impart vocational competence in a structured training course. Successful completion allows immediate professional practice as a qualified specialist/skilled worker. Duration of training: 3,5 years.
  • State-certified assistant in energy systems technology and marketing, specialising in solar technology
    Graduates/holders of this qualification developed competences in the field of the development, the implementation, the monitoring and maintenance of renwable energy installations. They are able to market products, which serve to develop electricity from renewable resources and to advice clients on renewable forms of energy and possibilities for energy saving. State-certified assistants for energy system technology and marketing are involved in development and research and in the preparation of production in the field of renewable enery technology. Graduates are in possession of competences to plan and implement independently technical tasks assigned within the field of energy sytems technology and marketing with a specalisation in solar technology. They are qualified at The Höhere Berufsfachschule [upper full-time vocational school], acquire professional and inter-occupational competences and develop their personality. Duration: Two school years, or three to four years where the course of education leads to the higher education entrance qualification for the Fachhochschule (university of applied sciences) or the general higher education entrance qualification.
  • Vocational qualification certificate (state-recognized training occupation; Leaving certificate from full-time vocational school): Systems electronics technician

    Graduates/holders of this qualification are in possession of competences for the development of electric and electronic components, devices and systems. They are able to produce samples and single items and to plan and monitor the serial production. They are able to maintain electric plants and systems and advice clients. Graduates are in the possession of competences to plan and implement independently technical tasks assigned within the field of systems electronics. The three-year Berufsfachschule [full-time vocational school], which leads to this qualification, provides full-time school-based vocational education and training in courses which correspond to training occupations under the Vocational Training Act [Berufsbildungsgesetz] or the Handicrafts Code [Handwerksordnung] and also allow the necessary professional experience to be gained. Duration of training: 3 years.

EQF Level 4
certifications de niveau 4

Personnel holding jobs at a supervisory highly skilled worker level and able to provide proof of a level of training equivalent to that of the vocational certificate (BP), technical certificate (BT), vocational baccalaureate or technological baccalaureate. A level IV qualification involves a higher level of theoretical knowledge than the previous level. This activity concerns mainly technical work that can be executed autonomously and/or involve supervisory and coordination responsibilities

  • Gouvernante: Receptionist housekeeper
    The Besançon Hotel School offers includes the dual qualification: housekeeper/receptionist. Housekeepers: run and control a team of chambermaids and/or valets manage stocks of products and materials check rooms, public places prepare for and welcome customers on arrival Receptionists: welcome customers sell the establishment's services manage customer stays Housekeepers must be able to: - ensure that equipment works correctly understand the composition of products fully understand aspects of linen put in place control procedures manage team work, check tasks allocated to staff and order them to repeat that task interpret customer needs and follow instructions according to customer needs speak English Receptionists must: understand perfectly the functions and services offered by the establishment have an excellent telephone manner take reservations promote the establishment's services have a good command of English record the services used by customers manage billing and payment collection Secteurs d'activité ou types d'emplois accessibles par le détenteur de ce diplôme, ce titre ou ce certificat hotels, luxury tourist hotels airline hospital clinic bank retirement home individuals receptionist, head of reception, housekeeping assistant, floor housekeeper, general housekeeper, cashier, concierge, night auditor, personal assistant, concierge, hostess, welcome hostess Codes des fiches ROME les plus proches : G1703 : Réception en hôtellerie G1503 : Management du personnel d'étage
  • TP :titre professionnel Hotel Housekeeper
    Hotel housekeepers supervise, coordinate and monitor the work of staff responsible for cleaning and maintaining premises (rooms and communal areas) and equipment provided to customers in hotels and non-hotel accommodation. They manage stocks of consumables used for these purposes and furthermore ensure that specific room service tasks are performed in response to customer requests.The work that they coordinate and supervise is performed by staff within their establishment or, where appropriate, by external service providers based on specifications. They work alone or in a team depending on the size of the establishment. They receive written or verbal information and instructions from their line managers relating mainly to hygiene, safety and work organisation. Since housekeepers are in frequent contact with customers, they must always ensure that they speak and dress appropriately. Overseas customers should be addressed using a good level of standard, professional English.Working hours are often mainly scheduled for the early part of the day and entail staff rotation, where required at weekends and on public holidays. Employment contracts may be seasonal.1. ORGANISING THE WORK OF ROOM SERVICE STAFF IN A HOTEL OR NON-HOTEL ACCOMMODATION AND MONITORING THE QUALITY OF WORKEffective daily monitoring of rooms, communal areas and public spaces in accordance with the applicable standards and norms.Planning and monitoring the work of a room service team based on operations within the establishment. Keeping management updated on stocks of linen, products and supplies and replenishing these when necessary.2. COORDINATING ROOM SERVICE STAFF AND MEETING CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS USING APPROPRIATE COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH WHERE REQUIREDMotivating a room service team based on the establishment’s quantitative and qualitative goals.Providing room service staff with on-the-job training in professional practices based on measures taken by the establishment.Providing a quality service in accordance with safety regulations and customers’ specific requirements.Managing relations in-house and outside the establishment using various media.These duties are performed in the traditional hotel sector in 2 to 4-star establishments and in small or large holiday apartments. They may also be performed in residential homeswhich do not cater for tourists (hospitals, clinics, retirement homes etc).Deputy housekeeper.Assistant housekeeper.Housekeeper.Floor housekeeper.General housekeeper.Codes des fiches ROME les plus proches : G1503 : Management du personnel d'étage
German NQF level 3

Be in possession of competences for the autonomous fulfilment of technical requirements within a field of study or field of occupational activity which remains clear whilst being openly structured in some areas.
Professional competence

• Knowledge:
Be in possession of extended general knowledge or extended professional knowledge within a field of study or field of occupational activity.
• Skills:
Be in possession of a spectrum of cognitive and practical skills for the planning and processing of technical tasks within a field of study or field of occupational activity. Evaluate results in accordance with criteria which are largely prestipulated, provide simple transfers of methods and results.

Personal competence

• Social competence:
Work within a group and occasionally offer support. Help shape the learning or working environment, present processes and results to the appropriate recipients of such information.
• Autonomy:
Learn or work autonomously and responsibly including within contexts which are less familiar. Appraise own actions and the actions of others. Request learning guidance and select various learning aids.

  • Vocational school in business and administration
    Graduates/holders of this qualification acquire competences in the field of macro- and microeconomic acting, basics in accounting systems, business practice and information- and communication practice. The Berufsfachschule [full-time vocational school] combines general ("inter-occupational") competences with occupation specific competences relevant to the ("of the") respective discipline ("occupational field") and leads to the Mittlerer Schulabschluss. Graduates are in possession of ("developed") competences for the autonomous fulfilment ("to fulfil") technical requirements independently within a partially open structured field of study ("learning") or field of occupational activity. In the Berufsfachschule [full-time vocational school] basic vocational training ("competences") in business and administration and the entitlements conferred by the Mittlerer Schulabschluss [deutsche Konnotation verstehe ich nicht: Die Berechtigung - zum Erwerb? - des Mittleren Schulabschlusses?] are acquired. Duration: annual or multi-annual
  • Vocational qualification certificate (state-recognized training occupation): Industrial Electrician
    Graduates are able to assemble and connect electronic equipment. They can measure and analyse electric systems and assess its safety. They can maintain plants and equipment. They are able to manufacture electronic devices and systems by configuring cables and connecting components. Graduates developed competences to fulfil professional requirements independently within a partially open structured field of learning or field of occupational activity. Vocational education and training in the dual system, which leads to this qualification, is carried out in two places of learning, in companies and at the Berufsschule [part-time vocational school]. The aim is to impart vocational competence in a structured training course. Successful completion allows immediate professional practice as a qualified specialist/skilled worker. Duration of training: 2 years.
EQF Level 3
certifications de niveau 5

Personnel holding jobs normally requiring a level of training equivalent to that of the vocational studies certificate (BEP) or the certificate of vocational ability (CAP), and by assimilation, the level one certificate of vocational training for adults (CFPA). This level corresponds to full qualification for carrying out a specific activity with the ability to use the corresponding instruments and techniques. This activity mainly concerns execution work, which can be autonomous within the limits of the techniques involved.

  • Food services agent
    Food services agents perform various simple tasks in standard category food services, notably to help to prepare dishes in the kitchens and serve customers: preparation of cold dishes, simple cooking of products, distribution of dishes to the different counters of a self service restaurant, collecting payment for meals, (for more detail) washing up. They usually organise their work in a team and apply the instructions of the manager and the technical procedure sheets, observing the rules of hygiene and food safety. The work is done standing up, with a lot of movement and some light handling work. They work during the day and in the evenings, continuously or with breaks, and in some cases they work on Sundays and public holidays. During the day they may be subject to sustained periods of activity (peak periods of activity). Certified skills and description of the certification components: 1. Preparing plates of starters and desserts Preparing the foodstuffs for processing and plating up. Plating up and dressing starters and desserts. 2. Performing on-the-spot grilling and observing the reheating process for dishes cooked in advance (PCA); Performing the reheating process for dishes cooked in advance (PCA). Providing simplified cooking at the grill counter during service; 3. Welcoming customers, and supplying and distributing dishes for a self-service restaurant Setting places in a self-service dining room. Setting up distribution and providing service at the hot and cold counters. Registering (typing) the contents of meals ordered and taking payments. 4. Washing cooking utensils by hand and machine washing plates Clearing trays from a self-service dining room, while observing customer intimacy. Scouring and hand washing cooking utensils. Using a dishwasher. Secteurs d'activité ou types d'emplois accessibles par le détenteur de ce diplôme, ce titre ou ce certificat. The work is performed in commercial and social restaurants: cafeterias, company or school restaurants, themed restaurants, traditional light food services, brasseries, retirement homes, hotel residences, fast food restaurants or mobile restaurants (boats and trains). Preparation agent. Multi-skilled team member (fast food). Self service shelf filler. Self-service officer.
German NQF level 2

Be in possession of competences for the professional fulfilment of basic requirements within a clear and stably structured field of study or work. Fulfilment of tasks takes place largely under supervision.
Professional competence

• Knowledge:
Be in possession of basic general knowledge and basic professional knowledge with a field of study or 
Work.
• Skills:
Be in possession of basic cognitive and practical skills required to carry out tasks within a field of study or work, evaluate the results of such tasks in accordance with pre-stipulated criteria and establish correlations.

Personal competence

• Social competence:
Work within a group. Accept and express general feedback and criticism. Act and react in accordance with the given situation with regard to verbal and written communication.
• Autonomy:
Learn or work in a responsible manner and largely under supervision within familiar and stable contexts. Appraise own actions and the actions of others. Use pre-stipulated learning guides and request learning guidance.

  • Introductory qualification (chamber certificate): Electrics – cabling and routing of cables
    Graduates/holders of this qualification developed competences in the field of processing and connection of mechanical parts, the expansion of cable holding systems, the laying of cables, safety and health protections at work, technical communication and the planning of order processing. The graduates are able to perform tasks under supervision. In-company introductory training for young people has been developed by employers and serves as a stepping stone to vocational education and training for young people with difficulties finding placements. 70% of introductory training must take place in a company. The introductory training of Electrics contains parts of the first year of training relating to the training regulations for the electrical professions. Duration of training: 6-12 months.
  • Pre-vocational Training Year in Electrical Engineering
    Graduates/holders of this qualification are able to analyse electro-technic systems and to test the functionality and the operational performance of electronic modules, components and devices. They are able to use test and measurement methods, to plan and implement energy supply of plants and devices, and to produce electronic devices. They are able to plan and adjust control systems. The acquired competences are based on the professional vocational qualifications of the industrial and manual professions in the field of electrics/electronics, which are imparted in the first year of training. The pre-vocational training year at school fully maps the theoretical and practical content of the first year of training for electrical engineering professions. Graduates developed competences to fulfil basic requirements professionally within a clear and stable structured field of learning and work. Fulfilment of tasks takes place largely under supervision. Duration of training: 12 months.
  • Vocational preparation scheme with integrated secondary general school certificate (funded by the Federal Agency of Employment - Social Code third book; Certificate from the educational provider)

    Graduates are able to install, bring into operation and maintain control- and propulsion systems according to the specifications and follow safety, health and environmental measures. They are in possession of basic professional skills and knowledge (practical and theoretical) from parts of recognised vocational courses in the field of electronics/electro-technics. Graduates/holders of this qualification acquire a secondary general school certificate [Hauptschulabschluss] or an equivalent school-leaving certificate. The Graduates have professional basic skills within a field of action and they have resumed the secondary general school certificate or a comparable qualification. They developed competences to fulfil basic requirements within a clear and stable structured field of learning or work. Vocational preparation schemes of the Federal Employment Agency [Bundesagentur für Arbeit] , which leads to this qualification, are an instrument designed to enable young people and young adults to access training and the labour market. The aim of training preparing for the transition to a vocational education and training program is to improve the ability to act in vocational competences in particular by imparting training or workplace-related competences. Duration of training: No prescribed minimum or maximum duration, 12 months to also obtain the secondary general school certificate

EQF Level 2

no EQF level

German NQF level 1

Be in possession of competences for the fulfilment of simple requirements within a clear and stably structured field of study or work. Fulfilment of tasks takes place under supervision.
Professional competence

• Knowledge:
Be in possession of elementary general knowledge. Have an initial insight into a field of study or work.
• Skills:
Be in possession of cognitive and practical skills required to carry out simple tasks in accordance with pre-stipulated rules and to evaluate the results of such tasks. Establish elementary correlations.

Personal competence

• Social competence:
Learn or work together with others, obtain and exchange information verbally and in writing.
• Autonomy:
Learn or work under supervision. Appraise own actions and the actions of others and accept learning guidance.

  • Pre-vocational basic qualification (school-leaving certificate/possible certification of qualification modules): Metals technology and motor vehicle technology
    Graduates/holders of this qualification know basic manufacturing methods and manufacture simple work pieces according to drawings. They are able to choose the appropriate tools and devices and to maintain them carefully. They know basic activities to maintain motor vehicles and they are able to perform simple checks. They are able to form synthetic material metal-cutting or non-cutting. Graduates have parts of basic professional knowledge and parts of basic qualifications in the context of sequences of action typical for the occupational field of metals technology and motor vehicle technology. They have extended their general education and acquired the Ausbildungsreife [apprenticeship entry maturity], and developed competences for the fulfilment of basic requirements within a clear and stable structured field of learning or work. Fulfilment of tasks takes place under supervision. In the pre-vocational training year at vocational schools, which leads to this qualification, participants are prepared for entering vocational training or employment. It contains parts of the basic vocational training in metals technology and motor vehicle technology and an expansion of general education. Duration of training: 6-12 months.
  • Pre-Vocational basic qualification (funded by the Federal Agency of Employment - Social Code third book; Certificate from the educational provider) in the field of electronic/electro-technic
    Graduates/holders of this qualification are able to install, bring into operation and maintain control- and propulsion systems according to the specifications; in doing so they consider safety, health and environmental measures. They developed basic professional skills and knowledge (practical and theoretical) from parts of recognised vocational courses in the field of electronics/electro-technics. Graduates have competences to fulfil basic requirements within a clear and stable structured field of learning or working. Fulfilment of tasks takes place under supervision. Vocational preparation schemes offered by training providers (funded by the Federal Employment Agency [Bundesagentur für Arbeit]), which leads to this qualification, are an instrument designed to enable young people and young adults to access training and the labour market. The aim of training preparing for the transition to vocational education and training is to improve the ability to act in a vocational competences in particular by imparting training- or workplace-related competences. Duration of training: at least 4 months, usually 4-10 months.
EQF Level 1

no EQF level