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European Qualifications Framework Series
Type of qualification This qualification is a vocational training preparation scheme which is located in the transitional area between general schooling and vocational education and training. Training provision is aimed at fostering individual improvement in capability for entering training and at aiding career choice decisions on the part of young people. It does not lead to a vocational qualification. It facilitates the acquisition of a school leaving qualification via a second chance route. The prevocational training year is a training course at vocational schools which is normally offered on a full-time basis and which prepares young people for the requirements of vocational training. When aligned to level 2 of the DQR, the prevocational training year is categorised as general education. It is partially based on the first year of training in a training occupation in terms of theory and practice. It includes parts of basic vocational training within a single occupational field and also facilitates the acquisition of a school leaving qualification via a second chance route. Duration of training: 12 months Vocational preparation schemes are a training instrument to facilitate access to the training and labour market for young people and young adults. Their purpose is to provide preparation for commencement of vocational education and training or to ease occupational integration. They also facilitate the acquisition of a school leaving qualification via a second chance route.Vocational preparation schemes are f ...
Awarding bodyChamber, private training provider
Type of qualification This qualification is a basic vocational training scheme at a vocational school. The aim of attendance at full-time vocational school for a period of one year is the acquisition of specialism-related basic vocational training. Such a year opens up vocationally related and general basic knowledge and skills to foster employability skills and supports young people in the development of their own learning techniques and learning strategies in order to facilitate access for them to the training and labour market and prepare them in this regard. Competences acquired are aligned towards the occupational skills imparted in the first year of training in recognised training occupations and may be credited towards training. Attendance at full-time vocational school for a period of one year for the purpose of acquiring basic vocational training fully maps the first year of training in terms of theory and practice. On the theoretical side, curricula are identical with the skeleton curricula for dual vocational education and training. In occupational practice, the contents of the general training plan are represented in the form of learning fields. Teaching in occupational practice takes place in fully equipped apprentice workshops, and some elements may also be organised within the form of a guided practical placement. Those completing the qualification acquire basic vocational skills within a field of activity and acquire a lower secondary school leaving certificate via the second chance route. They ...
Awarding bodyPublic or state recognised vocational school