- Elementary education and at least five years of working experience in the field of working with people or at least one year of working experience in the field of providing care for the elderly, disabled persons and similar person with special needs (including non-formal experience) and
- minimum age 23 years and
- verified social care training programme in the field of care providing (Rules on norms and standards of social services, Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No 52/95, as amended).
During the counselling process, the candidate prepares a portfolio. The relevant committee assesses the portfolio and recognises the catalogue content in part or full. If the committee is unable to recognise all catalogue content, it assigns tasks to the candidate for verification.
Direct verification takes place at a place of assessment in the form of practical work and an oral presentation. The place of assessment (simulated user living environment) must meet the relevant material conditions.
The candidate demonstrates the attainment of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the catalogue of standards of vocational knowledge and skills.
Providers of procedures for identifying and validating national vocational qualifications are entered in a register of providers maintained in the relevant collection of the National Reference Point for Occupational Qualifications. Providers include: vocational schools, companies, inter-company training centres, adult education centres and chambers of commerce.