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Skills analy­sis

Spe­cif­ic doc­u­ments are nec­es­sary for the recog­ni­tion of for­eign pro­fes­sion­al qual­i­fi­ca­tions. If these are miss­ing or in­com­plete, then a skills analy­sis can be use­ful.

Here you can find answers to the questions:

  • What is a Skills analysis?
  • When is a skills analysis possible and useful?
  • What does the skills analysis process involve?

 

What is a skills analysis?

The skills analysis is a procedure for determining vocational skills. It can be used in the procedure for the Recognition of foreign Professional qualifications. This applies to all dual Training occupations, Master craftsperson occupations and advanced training occupations. The skills analysis is a possible procedure under section 14 of the federal government’s Professional Qualifications Assessment Act and under the relevant federal state legislation.

 

When is a skills analysis possible and useful?

Those applying for recognition must provide evidence of their professional qualification. Specific documents,such as the degree certificate or Employment references, are necessary.. If these documents are missing or incomplete, a skills analysis may be taken in certain circumstances. This is useful, for example, if the applicants had to leave their documents behind or lost the documents when fleeing their country. The Competent authority decides whether a skills analysis is possible. If this is the case, the competent authority advises the applicants on all issues relating to the procedure.

With the help of the skills analysis applicants are able to provide practical evidence of their vocational skills. A skills analysis is therefore practical evidence of the qualification and is not an examination. This evidence can be provided, for example, in the following way:

  • Professional discussion
  • Work sample
  • Trial work in a company

 

What does the skills analysis process involve?

The competent authority engages experts for respective occupation. These experts conduct a skills analysis and assess the vocational skills of the applicants. The skills analysis is conducted in German. Language resources such as dictionaries or interpreters can be used. Having participated successfully in a skills analysis, the competent authority certifies full or partial recognition.

NetQA contact partners

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Daniela Wiemers
0228/107 - 1244
wiemers@bibb.de

Dinara Tursarinow
0228/107 - 1863
tursarinow@bibb.de

Costs and financial support

There are costs involved in a Skills analysis. These include, for example, materials, room, workshops as well as the costs for the experts tasked with conducting the skills analysis. The following financial support options are available to applicants:

  • Job Centres
  • Charities
  • Skills analyses special fund (Sonderfonds Qualifikationsanalysen)

 

Counselling and support

Do you work in a Competent authority or counselling centre and have questions about the skills analysis? If so, please contact the Netzwerk Qualifikationsanalyse (NetQA) – Skills Analysis Network The project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) offers support and training for the skills analysis. Staff from competent authorities are able to share their experiences in a nationwide network. The pool of expertise and knowledge offers work materials for the implementation of a skills analysis.

Tutorial-Video

The tutorial video explains what counsellors need to know about the skills analysis process and where they can receive support. The prototyping transfer project referred to in the video is the predecessor of the Skills Analysis Network project.

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The tutorial video explains what counsellors need to know about the skills analysis process and where they can receive support. The prototyping transfer project referred to in the video is the predecessor of the Skills Analysis Network project.