Type of qualification
This qualification is a dual vocational education and training (2-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. 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 fulfilment of professional requirements within an area of learning or field of occupational activity which remains clear whilst being openly structured in some areas.
Description of the qualification (learning outcomes)
Alter, modernise and repair items of clothing and domestic textiles,
Accept alteration orders and advise customers regarding alteration possibilities and costs,
Plan stages of work for altering items of clothing and domestic textiles,
Check incoming goods and plan material requirements,
Handle equipment, machines and facilities,
Prepare large and small items and auxiliary materials for alteration work,
Complete sewing work both manually and using a sewing machine,
Document order and alteration data,
Accord due consideration to safety, health and safety at work, environmental protection and economic efficiency,
Carry out quality assurance measures