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)
Work together with scientists in the planning and execution of experiments according due consideration to the rules of health and safety at work, environmental protection, health protection and animal protection regulations ,
Apply quality management measures ,
Carry out investigations of animals, plants, micro-organisms and cell structures ,
Carry out demanding preparations ,
Work with scientists to develop models for the testing of active substances ,
Test specific active substances on organisms ,
Carry out biological and biochemical investigations at the molecular level and conduct genetic engineering experiments ,
Apply biotechnological techniques ,
Observe and log experimental processes ,
Use complex electronic measuring devices when carrying out experiments ,
Record and process experimental data using EDP systems ,
Evaluate, document and interpret experimental data, in particular using electronic data processing systems