Izvajalec/izvajalka keramičarskih del

Certification authority: 
Certified organizations for the implementation of the National vocational qualification (NPK)
EQF Level of the qualification: 
SI Slovenia
Evaluate the core competences
needed for this job
Core competences 
Receives work instructions from the superior on a daily basis and plans his work in stages in accordance with them.
Ensures the quality and thus also the financial performance of its work and products, while respecting the principles of rational use of energy, time and materials.
Works in a way that does not endanger himself or others in his work environment and does not pollute the environment.
Takes into account business ethics when communicating with the stakeholders he meets in his work.
Is able to read plans and technical drawings for ceramic works.
Prepares the base and materials for ceramic works, taking into account the manufacturer's instructions and norms, which determine the quantity and quality of the used material and the norms of working time.
Prepares fittings and finishing elements, lays tiles in accordance with the drawings, grouts and protects the cladding, taking into account the quality criteria applicable in the industry.
Performs simple rehabilitation works by prior agreement with the superior.
How can the certification be obtained? 
Validation of prior learning
Description of the procedure for the validation of prior learning 


In the counseling process, the candidate prepares a personal summary file, which is evaluated by the commission, and if the candidate has submitted credible, valid and relevant evidence of knowledge, skills and competencies from the professional standard, the commission may:

  • Recognizes the contents of the professional standard in full,
  • recognizes the contents of the professional standard in part and determines those knowledge, skills and competences that it will test,
  • does not recognize any content of the professional standard because the candidate does not demonstrate any knowledge, skills and competences from the professional standard, and will check the entire professional standard as appropriate.


In the practical work assignment, the candidate demonstrates mastery of the required professional competencies according to the requirements of the professional standard and technical documentation. In addition to the practical assignment, an oral defense of the assignment may also be given.

National vocational qualification

(NPK) is:

  • the procedure for obtaining a publicly valid document (certificate)
  • the process of obtaining a profession
  • the process of recognizing or confirming already acquired knowledge and skills.

The process of acquiring NPKs is generally divided into three sets:

  1. candidate application
  2. advising the candidate and preparing his collection folder (certificates, proofs, reference letters, articles, acknowledgments ...)
  3. verification and validation of NPK


The candidate applies for the procedure on the announced application deadline. Check the implementation queries on the website of the organizations that implement the NPK for a particular profession.


During the counselling process, the candidate prepares a portfolio. The relevant committee assesses the portfolio and recognises the catalogue content in part or full. If the committee is unable to recognise all catalogue content, it assigns tasks to the candidate for verification. 

Verification method

Direct verification takes place at a place of assessment in the form of practical work and an oral presentation. The place of assessment (simulated user living environment) must meet the relevant material conditions.

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.

Condition for obtaining certificate

The candidate demonstrates the attainment of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the catalogue of standards of vocational knowledge and skills.

Verification criteria

Criteria to be taken into consideration:

  • Prepare the base and materials
  • Prepares fittings and finishing elements and lays tiles
  • Grouts surfaces covered with ceramic tiles
  • Coating protection
  • Performs simple remediation works

Criteria for assessing the components of the work process:

Evaluation area:

Evaluation area

Evaluation components





Compliance of the working drawing with the technical documentation

Definition of working procedure, material, tools and protective equipment







Inspection and preparation of the substrate

Laying, grouting and cleaning

Quality control of own work

Arrangement of the workplace and working and protective equipment after the work is completed,

sorting of waste material







Working drawing

Calculation of material consumption






Product presentation (theoretical basis in the field of lining)

Defense of the work process and the working and protective means and measures used

Defense of documentation (theoretical basis in the field of laying floor coverings)



Catalog of professional knowledge and skills


Documents needed 

Admission requirements

  • Education at least at the level of SQF 1, which is evidenced by a certificate of completion of 7th or 8th grade of primary school, and
  • at least one year of work experience in the field of ceramic works
Contact point 

The link to providers of training


Price is determined on the basis of the Methodology of the Ministry. • Knowledge assesment: 200 € (VAT exempt) • Validation price (submitted documents in personal foder): 156 € (exempt from VAT).
Is it possible to obtain a partial validation?: 
No ❌