Type of qualification
This qualification is a nationwide standardised advanced vocational training. Vocational education and training in Germany has a multi-level system of advanced vocational training qualifications which are regulated in a nationally standardised manner. Within the scope of regulated advanced training, three advanced training levels are differentiated with regard to competence requirements and the associated differing areas of possible company deployment. They usually require completion of a vocational qualification (in a recognised training occupation and/or recognised advance vocational training) or evidence of a comparable qualification. This then serves as the basis of the qualifications. Those completing the qualifications are equipped for the autonomous and responsible assumption of demanding tasks.
This type of qualification includes the specialist profiles regulated by the Ordinance on Vocational Education and Training in the Information and Telecommunications Technology sector (IT Advanced Training Ordinance). Continuing training leading to the qualification of IT specialist forms the first level of the IT continuing training system pursuant to the IT Advanced Training Ordinance.
IT specialists are in possession of competences for the autonomous planning and processing of comprehensive professional tasks in the complex, specialised and changing occupational field of activity of information and telecommunications technology. They are able to develop concepts and autonomous solutions in a specialised area, structure work processes within a team and assume the necessary economic responsibility for this purpose.