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)
Operate plants for production and processing systems according to work plans,
Assist in the maintenance and servicing of production systems,
Manufacture and process chemical and related products,
Determine substance parameters and properties,
Use computers to record data and for documentation purposes,
Act within the framework of "responsible care" by according due consideration to regulations concerning health and environment protection, health and safety at work, plant safety and quality assurance during the course of their work,
Ensure environmentally compatible disposal and recycling of waste,
Work in a team