Name of qualification Kovač/kovačica Add to comparison [1]
Translated title (no legal status) Blacksmith
Type of qualification Nacionalna poklicna kvalifikacija, SOK raven 4
Category of qualification Poklicna kvalifikacija
Admission requirements
  • At least elementary education,
  • at least one year's manufacturing experience in the metal forging field.
ISCED field Field
Tehnika, proizvodne tehnologije in gradbeništvo
ISCED subfield subfield metalurgija, strojništvo in kovinarstvo
Qualification level

SQF 4
EQF 4

Learning outcomes

Candidates will be able to:

  • receive instructions from a superior and organise their own work accordingly,
  • prepare furnaces, machines, devices and tools for the forging process in accordance with technical instructions,
  • manage the metal forging process in accordance with standards and regulations, technological instructions and quality assurance standards for the work performed,
  • oversee the status and correct functioning of equipment for metal forging and ensure the optimal use of energy products and material,
  • carry out preventive maintenance of forging equipment and tools,
  • communicate with superiors, technologists, quality control personnel and other co-workers,
  • take into account and ensure occupational safety and health and protect the environment in accordance with internal rules and statutory regulations.

Accessors

Verification and assessment are carried out by committees for the verification and validation of national vocational qualifications, appointed by the National Examination Centre (NEC). Committee members must be licensed by the National Examination Centre.

Assessment and completion

VALIDATION

During the guidance process the candidate prepares a portfolio, which is assessed by a committee. If the portfolio submitted by the candidate contains authentic, valid and adequate proof of the knowledge skills and competences defined in the occupational standard, the committee can:

  • validate the contents of the occupational standard in full,
  • validate the contents of the occupational standard in part and define the knowledge, skills and competences to be verified,
  • refuse to validate any of the contents of the occupational standard because the candidate has not provided proof of any of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the occupational standard, in which case it will verify the occupational standard in full.

VERIFICATION METHODS

Practical verification with an oral presentation.

Condition for obtaining certificate

Candidates demonstrate attainment of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the catalogue of standards of vocational knowledge and skills.

Awarding body

Providers of procedures for identifying and validating NVQs are entered in a register of providers maintained in the collection of the national information centre for vocational qualifications. These are: vocational schools, businesses, B2B training centres, adult education centres and chambers of commerce.