Type of qualification
This qualification is a dual vocational education and training (3-year and 3½-year training course). The vocational education and training system is highly significant in Germany. Central importance in this regard is attached to training within the dual system, which facilitates access to many areas of occupational activity for which in other countries training at an institute of higher education is required. The system is described as “dual” because training is conducted at two independent training venues, the company and the vocational school. Training combines the acquisition of theoretical knowledge and practically related competences with company practice. Successful completion of training confers the right directly to exercise the occupation in question as a qualified skilled worker in a state recognised training occupation. It also leads to the subsequent opportunity to access a wide range of upgrading training.
Those completing training hold the professional skills, knowledge and competences (employability skills) necessary for the exercising of a qualified occupational activity. They are in possession of competences for the autonomous planning and processing of professional tasks assigned within a comprehensive area of learning or field of occupational activity which is subject to change.
Description of the qualification (learning outcomes)
"Manufacture and maintain aircraft structures and components,
Build and maintain components made of metallic, synthetic and composite materials,
Assemble and dismantle mechanical and electrical devices, sub-assemblies and systems,
Handle aircraft system components,
Carry out measuring and adjusting work ,
Implement quality assurance measures,
Use German and English language technical and aviation-specific documents ,
Work autonomously and as part of a team, cooperate with other specialist trades, accord due consideration to intercultural, physical and human factors,
Pursuant to Part 66 of the relevant European regulations, successful completion of the vocational education and training is evidence of the necessary basic knowledge to make application to the German Federal Aviation Office for a CTA A Licence."