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)
Conduct measurements and series of tests including using data processing,
Prepare measurements and series of tests ,
Select appropriate measuring equipment and apparatus, configure such equipment and apparatus as required for specific tasks and assignments,
Combine or assemble measuring equipment and apparatus,
Operate measuring equipment and apparatus,
Conduct calculations of measurements and series of tests,
Evaluate and interpret data obtained from measurements and series of tests, in particular using electronic data processing systems and document results,
Handle materials and equipment professionally according due consideration to safety and environmental protection regulations,
Be in possession of a broad basic education and be able to present fundamental scientific correlations within fields of work