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Qualification: State-certified social care assistant

State-certified social care assistant

Qualification Information

Type of qualification

This qualification is a vocational education and training at a vocational school governed by federal state law. Attendance at full-time vocational school for a period of two years imparts the necessary qualifications for the exercising of a state recognised training occupation under federal state law. This is a full-time school-based training course with a minimum duration of two years. Teaching encompasses a cross-occupational, an occupationally related and possibly also a practical area of learning. Courses are aligned towards occupational work processes and company business processes. A practical placement is integrated into training. Successful completion of training confers the right directly to exercise the occupation in question as a qualified skilled worker in a training occupation governed by federal state law.

Those completing the qualification acquire the necessary employability skills for the exercising of a qualified occupational activity. These bring together professional competence, autonomy and social competence to form overall occupational competence. Methodological competence, communicative competence and learning competence are also intrinsic components of employability skills. 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)

Apply basic socio-pedagogical, social care, housekeeping and organisational management skills
Assist with the development, education, supervision, care and support of people with and without disabilities on the basis of
observations and documentation
Work in close conjunction with the relevant professionals to support the care process
Apply basic subject and methodological knowledge in the fields of art, design, creativity sport and play
Actively shape relations with clients and institutions
Apply communication skills in a way that is adequate to the situation when dealing with clients and their family members
Comply with occupationally-specific statutory provisions, general conditions, work processes and work organisation
Apply basic knowledge of environmental and health education and targeted support measures in this field
Comply with the basic principles and rules of health, safety and hygiene at work
Work in a highly cooperative and communicative manner within a team
Work autonomously to formulate, realise, reflect upon and take responsibility for objectives and sub-tasks whilst cooperating
closely with the relevant professionals
Accord due consideration to correct conduct in the case of accidents, initiate first-aid measures
Accord due consideration to environmental protection regulations, avoid damage to the environment, make efficient use of
energy at work

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Awarding body: 

Public or state recognised vocational school

Access requirements: 

In accordance with the provisions in place in the respective federal state:

at least a lower secondary school leaving certificate or an educational qualification recognised as being equivalent pursuant to the regulations of the respective federal state or

intermediate secondary school leaving certificate or an educational qualification recognised as equivalent or entitlement to attend upper secondary school in accordance with the regulations of the respective federal state.

Ways to acquire: 

State final examination:

  1. Following completion of training within the scope of the curriculum stipulated at a full-time vocational school or
  2. Following admission as a non-pupil by the education authority of the federal state.