Candidates demonstrate 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 database of the National Reference Point for Occupational Qualifications. Providers include: vocational schools, companies, inter-company training centres, adult education centres, chambers of commerce, etc.
During the counselling process, the candidate prepares a portfolio. The relevant committee assesses the portfolio and validates catalogue content in part or full. If the committee is unable to validate all catalogue content, it assigns tasks to the candidate for verification.
Proficiency in interpreting from spoken Slovene to Slovene sign language and vice versa is verified through a practical test. The committee invites a representative of the user group (deaf and hearing-impaired people), i.e. a user of Slovene sign language, to the test of knowledge and skills.
- Secondary technical or general education,
- medical certificate confirming adequate state of health,
- the social, physical and mental characteristics of candidates are an integral part of professional competence and, as such, a requirement of this vocational qualification. They are defined by individual fields of work:
- INTERPRETING: tolerance, impartiality of translation,
- SOCIAL CARE: enjoyment of working with people, ability to empathise with others,
- WORKING WITH DEAF AND HEARING-IMPAIRED PEOPLE – USERS OF SLOVENE SIGN LANGUAGE: respect for human dignity, acceptance of difference,
- ASSURING THE QUALITY OF WORK: emotional stability, stability of personality, ability to keep personal problems and work problems separate.