Polagalec/polagalka talnih oblog

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 
Receive and review the technical documentation and plan its work in accordance with it.
Ensures the quality and thus the financial performance of its work and products, while respecting the principles of rational use of energy, time and materials.
Work in such a way that he does not endanger himself or others in his work environment and does not pollute the environment.
Take into account business ethics when communicating with the various stakeholders he encounters in his work.
Is able to read plans and technical drawings for his field of work.
Uses entrepreneurial skills.
Prepares the floor and lays all types of floor coverings.
Sanding, varnishing, polishing and staining of wooden floors.
Maintains and restores floors.
Stores various floor coverings and other materials.
How can the certification be obtained? 
Individual application
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:

  • Prepares the ground
  • Lays all types of floor coverings
  • Sanding, varnishing, polishing and staining wooden floors
  • Maintains parquet
  • Renews parquet
  • Stores various floor coverings and other materials

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

  • Completed secondary vocational education in the Masonry program or passed the master's exam in masonry or completed at least secondary vocational education with passed the professional part of the final exam (product with defense) for the title of vocational education Mason / bricklayer and
  • three years of work experience, evidenced by evidence of work performed in the field of masonry, and
  • evidence of performed and documented at least three interventions in accordance with the professional standard, which is part of this catalog, on buildings of architectural heritage, certified by the restorer who has passed the professional exam for the protection of cultural heritage.
Contact point 

The link to providers of training


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