Type of qualification
This qualification is a dual vocational education and training (2-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. 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 fulfilment of professional requirements within an area of learning or field of occupational activity which remains clear whilst being openly structured in some areas.
Description of the qualification (learning outcomes)
Join shoe uppers and semi-finished leather parts,
Cut leather, work materials and auxiliary materials to size, prepare leather, work materials and auxiliary materials ,
Create joins by sewing, welding or adhesive procedures,
Make and fit decorative and functional accessories,
Set up and operate machines and plants,
Select, sort and use leather and other work materials, auxiliary materials and accessories in accordance with areas of deployment and cost effectiveness,
Plan work steps and processes,
Assess quality and initiate quality assurance measures,
Accord due consideration to the basic principles of health and safety at work, health and environmental protection and customer orientation