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Qualification: DIPLOMA OF VOCATIONAL SECONDARY EDUCATION with professional qualification: Textile Manufacturing Specialist

DIPLOMA OF VOCATIONAL SECONDARY EDUCATION with professional qualification: Textile Manufacturing Specialist

Qualification Information

- Able to perform intellectual operations at the level of knowledge, understanding, use and simple analysis.
- Uses knowledge and theoretical understanding in wide-ranging complex activities.
- Able to obtain and evaluate information independently.
- Uses wide-ranging knowledge and skills for the solution of well-formulated, but unknown and unforeseeable problems.
- Has detailed, theoretical knowledge and understanding corresponding to the professional qualification.
- Has wide-ranging skills and proficiency essential for the profession corresponding to the professional qualification.
- Able to perform the work of executor independently, including the planning and supervision of the work to be performed.
- Knows and is able to apply appropriate technologies.
- Able to apply information acquisition and processing technologies in professional activity.
- Latvian language proficiency developed and foreign language(-s) proficiency improved.
- Knows and understands links between historical developments of their county, Latvia, Europe and world.
- Able to apply mathematical knowledge and skills in professional work.
- Able to apply knowledge about the facts and laws of natural sciences in professional activity.
- Able to evaluate the processes occurring in nature and society and comprehend them in their system and development.
- Understands the principle of coherence of ecological space and observes the environmental protection requirements in professional activity.
- Understands the basic principles of market economy.
- Able to find their place in the economic structures of society and able to operate therein.
- Understands the economic relationship between employer and employee and knows the relevant legislation.
- Has a conception of the political structure of the European Union, as well as of the principles of single economic area and the mobility of the labour force.
- Evaluates their abilities adequately.
- Plans activity in compliance with circumstances, possibilities and their abilities.
- Plans time in accordance with task.
- Able to make justified choice and make a decision independently in familiar and less familiar circumstances.
- Able to answer for the quantitative and qualitative result of their professional activities, assumes partial responsibility for the work performed by others.
- Is determined, systematic and rational when working.
- Is careful and accurate.
- Able to assume initiative.



Competences:

1. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of notion:
1.1. information searching and selection tools.
1.2. quality management principles.
2. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of understanding:
2.1. textile types and use;
2.2. textile manufacturing and production equipment (activities and opportunities, service procedures and possible defects);
2.3. resource planning;
2.4. types of waste, recycling and disposal;
2.5. company work organization;
2.6. textile defects and causes;
2.7. rationing of material consumption;
2.8. textile quality requirements;
2.9. chemicals and colouring used in textile finishing services;
2.10. environmentally friendly technologies and materials;
2.11. informative materials, databases.
3. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of use:
3.1. textile manufacturing and production processes, technological requirements;
3.2. textile manufacturing and production supplies, properties and defects;
3.3. fabric and knitting braid and technical placement schemes;
3.4. types and use of textile manufacturing and production tools for assistance;
3.5. types and purpose of additional materials in textile manufacturing and production;
3.6. types and requirements of textile labeling;
3.7. criteria and methods of textile quality tests;
3.8. physical mechanical indications, detection methods, indicator standards;
3.9. workplace ergonomics;
3.10. labour protection (the requirements of Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, labour safety products and use, first aid);
3.11. communication psychology;
3.12. principles of professional and general ethics;
3.13. information technologies;
3.14. official language;
3.15. one foreign language at the professional communication level;
3.16. professional terminology in the official language and one foreign language;
3.17. environmental protection;
3.18. legal labour relation standards.



Skills:

1. To recognize and use fabric and knitting braid, also placement technical schemes.
2. To use textile production and manufacturing technological maps according to a specific job task.
3. To control raw material compliance with the raw product preparation and product passport of textile production and manufacturing.
4. Set the equipment by using textile manufacturing and production equipment technical documentation.
5. To produce textiles by using your knowledge of textile manufacturing and production technological processes (brushing, fibre loosening and mixing, hanging, tape stretching and brushing, roving, yarn boiling and whitening, spinning, enlacing, spooling, twisting, texturing, warping, sizing, thread drawing, wrapping, weaving, knitting, non-woven cloth production, decoration, quality determination, labelling, packaging).
6. To evaluate the technical and technological compliance of textile production and manufacturing equipment with the job requirements.
7. To identify and prevent equipment technical non-compliance within professional competence.
8. To choose and use necessary additional materials and tools.
9. To use material quality control methods.
10. To recognize raw materials and identify their compliance with supporting documents.
11. To identify raw material compliance with quality requirements.
12. To organize the flow of incoming raw materials according to the work task.
13. To install the textile manufacturing and production equipment, to use the necessary instruments for assistance.
14. To use the chosen textile manufacturing and production technology and comply with its technological requirements.
15. To identify textile manufacturing and production process compliance with technological requirements.
16. To make decisions independently, find solutions to prevent technological process non-compliance within professional competences.
17. To document textile production and manufacturing process.
18. To analyze and make suggestions to increase effectivity of textile production and manufacturing process.
19. To organize further progress of wasted materials during the production process (selection, sorting, recycling, disposal).
20. To recognize a textile product and mark it accordingly.
21. To understand textile physical mechanical indicators (yarn fibre material structure, linear density and number, twist, twist direction, humidity, winding or packing density; cloth fibre material structure, surface density or 1 m2 weight, fabric or knit density, weave; yarn and cloth tensile strength, ability to prolong, flexibility) and their impact on characteristics of the product.  
22. To use appropriate measuring instruments and tools, summarize and analyze the collected data during the test.
23. To identify product defects and types.
24. To mark product defects accordingly.
25. To find solutions to prevent product defect causes.
26. To identify textile compliance with quality requirements.
27. To evaluate workplace compliance with the ongoing task and arrange it accordingly.
28. To comply with protection regulatory requirements during work duties.
29. To evaluate the compliance of instruments and tools  with the safety of the job.
30. To choose and use necessary personal and collective labour protection products according to specific work task.
31. To comply with environmental protection regulatory requirements, perform the work duties by using environmentally friendly technologies and materials.  
32. To work in a team, communicate and cooperate with the staff involved in the working process.
33. To plan your work, identify priorities of ongoing tasks and control the work of staff involved in the working process.
34. To plan and organize daily work.
35. To glean information and maintain an interest in innovations in the field of textile production and manufacturing.
36. To use information technology programs and develop your skills.
37. To make suggestions to improve the work process.
38. To comply with legal labour relation standards.
39. To comply with the principles of professional and general ethics.
40. To speak in the official language.
41. To speak in at least one foreign language at a professional communication level.
42. To use professional terminology in the official language and one foreign language.
43. To provide the first aid.
44. To work independently and take responsibility for the results of your work.



Knowledge:

1. To recognize and use fabric and knitting braid, also placement technical schemes.
2. To use textile production and manufacturing technological maps according to a specific job task.
3. To control raw material compliance with the raw product preparation and product passport of textile production and manufacturing.
4. Set the equipment by using textile manufacturing and production equipment technical documentation.
5. To produce textiles by using your knowledge of textile manufacturing and produ

Reference Data

EQF Level:
Thematic area:
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Location:
NQF Level: 
4
Awarding body: 

- Valmieras tehnikums

Awarding body contact info: 

VADU IELA 3, VALMIERA, LV-4201
Tālr.: 64232155
Fakss: 64232156
E-pasts: skola@valmierastehnikums.lv

Source of information: 
National occupation classification: 

ISCO-08

Relationship type: 

Textile manufacturing specialist (3119 22)

Access requirements: 

Certificate of general secondary education

Ways to acquire: 

Formal (through education programmes)