Level 3

This page describes the learning outcomes that are expected of a learner who successfully completes a qualification at level 3. You will also find a link to courses leading to level 3 and examples of qualifications at this level.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

  • Must have knowledge of basic methodology and norms within an occupational area or field of study.

  • Must have understanding of own possibilities for influence on the labour market and in society.

Skills

  • Must be able to perform practical work assignments within an occupational area or field of study.

  • Must be able to solve professional problems.

  • Must be able to search for and assess information relevant to a practical work assignment within an occupational area or field of study.

  • Must be able to use professional terminology in communications with colleagues, fellow students and users.

Competence

  • Must be able to take responsibility for defined work processes.

  • Must be able to enter into interdisciplinary cooperation within the practice of an occupation or field of study. 

  • Must be able to participate actively in learning situations within an occupation or field of study.


European level

This level corresponds to level 3 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).


Courses leading to Level 3

On the website UddannelsesGuiden (the Education Guide) – ug.dk – you can find information about the individual education programmes


Examples of qualifications at level 3

Social and health care worker, step 1 of the social and health care training programme

Certificate/degree

The certificate documents that a person has obtained a qualification as a social and health care worker. The social and health care worker can independently care for and nurse the elderly, the sick or the disabled in their homes or at care homes and undertake health promoting and preventive work.

Employment and further education

The certificate leads to employment in domiciliary care, at care homes and day and activity centres. The certificate provides admission to step 2 of the social and health care training programme, the social and health care assistant programme, which is placed at level 4.

How is the certificate obtained?

The certificate is obtained by completing step 1 of the social and health care training programme. This is a dual VET-programme with a minimum of three school-based periods and 2 internships. The social and health care worker programme concludes with an oral examination on the basis of a project. There is, in addition, an examination in one basic subject and one area subject. Area subjects and basic subjects that have not been selected as examination subjects finish with a general proficiency mark.

Admission: Everyone who has fulfilled compulsory education in accordance with the Act on the Folkeskole (primary and lower secondary school) has access to vocational education and training. The pupil’s personal education plan is drawn up on the basis of an assessment of prior learning.

Who can award the certificate?

The institution where the pupil has taken the study programme issues the certificate in accordance with the guidelines drawn up by the trade committee for the assistant social educator programme and the social and health care training programme.

The Blue Certificate (commercial fisherman)

Certificate/degree

The certificate documents that a person has obtained a qualification as a commercial fisherman. A commercial fisherman can handle practical tasks at sea that require swift, independent action, as well as business-related tasks as a responsible member of a team.

 

Employment and further education

One can be employed as a fisherman on all fishing vessels as a commercial fisherman with the Blue Certificate. It is also possible to become captain on fishing vessels of up to p meters. The certificate also provides access to further training as a skipper/bargeman at level 4.

How is the certificate obtained?

The certificate is obtained upon successfully completing the commercial fisherman programme. The programme takes 2 years and consists of 6 months’ practical experience, 22 weeks of theory at a fisheries school followed by another year of practical experience.

Admission: Admission to the programme is conditional on fulfilment of compulsory education in accordance with the Act on the Folkeskole (primary and lower secondary school) (9 years of schooling),a minimum age of 16, a trainee contract with the Danish Fishermen’s Association and a successfully completed safety course, health examination and sight and hearing tests for seafarers.

Who can award the certificate?

The certificate is issued by the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education.

General adult education, level D

Certificate/degree

The certificate documents that a person has obtained a qualification in a general subject at level D. The purpose of single subject courses is to strengthen adults’ possibilities for taking further education and promoting their interest in educating themselves. General adult education is offered as teaching in single subjects which concludes with tests and an examination in accordance with the national standard..

Employment and further education

Certificates for single subject courses at level D can give admission to study programmes where the admission requirement is level D or 10th grade of the Folkeskole (primary and lower secondary school).

How is the certificate obtained?

The certificate can be obtained by completing a subject in the general adult education programme. The certificate can also be obtained through an assessment of prior learning.

Admission: On the basis of the applicant’s qualifications, the educational institution decides whether the person in question can be admitted to subjects in general adult education and at which level.

Who can award the certificate?

The certificate is issued by the educational institution that offers the programme.

Adult Vocational Training Certificate at level 3 (TUR): Conflict management for passenger chauffeurs (43149)

Certificate/degree

The certificate documents that a person in a job as a passenger chauffeur can avert threatening situations of conflict and violence in a professional, safe and secure manner, can distinguish between effective and ineffective communication, and can, by his or her personal manner and behaviour help to avert, de-escalate and prevent undesirable conflicts in relation to passengers and colleagues.

Employment and further education

The certificate allows the participant to undertake job functions in enterprises/organisations that employ skilled and/or unskilled workers within the area aimed at by the adult vocational training programme and which is described in the programme’s objectives. Persons with this qualification certificate have the possibility in a number of areas of having the certificate recognised in the course of admission to a vocational education and training programme (merit).

How is the certificate obtained?

The certificate is typically awarded following participation in an adult vocational training programme. The certificate is awarded following an assessment of whether the participant has achieved the objectives of the adult vocational training programme. In the case of programmes that conclude with an examination, the certificate can also be awarded to persons who have not taken part in the teaching but have taken the examination. Finally, the certificate can be awarded on the basis of an assessment of prior learning (individual competence assessment in adult vocational training).

Who can award the certificate?

The certificate is awarded by public and private educational institutions approved by the Ministry of Children and Education to offer the adult vocational training programme.

 

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last modified Jul 03, 2019