Socialni oskrbovalec / socialna oskrbovalka na domu - Nacionalna poklicna kvalifikacija

Certification authority: 
Certified organizations for the implementation of the National vocational qualification (NPK)
EQF Level of the qualification: 
SI Slovenia
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Core competences 
The candidate:.
Plans, prepares, carries out and controls his/her own work upon coordination with the coordinator.
Deals successfully with co-workers, users and professional services.
Makes rational use of energy, material, means and time.
Protects own health, the health of others and the environment.
Develops entrepreneurial characteristics, skills and behaviour.
Uses modern information and communication technologies.
Provides personal care for the user.
Promotes the establishing and maintenance of the user’s social network.
Takes action in unexpected situations and offers appropriate help.
Offers help in the household.
Promotes a healthy lifestyle.
Provides care in accordance with the valid standards and with the principles of social care.
How can the certification be obtained? 
Validation of prior learning
Description of the procedure for the validation of prior learning 

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.

Catalog of professional knowledge and skills:

Documents needed 

Admission requirements

  • Elementary education and at least five years of working experience in the field of working with people or at least one year of working experience in the field of providing care for the elderly, disabled persons and similar person with special needs (including non-formal experience) and
  • minimum age 23 years and
  • verified social care training programme in the field of care providing (Rules on norms and standards of social services, Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No 52/95, as amended).

- application form,
- CV,
- a certificate of completed education,
- evidence of years of work experience (references to the care of the hospital, doctor, acquaintances, caregivers, relatives ...)
- birth certificate, marriage certificate,
- a certificate of training for a verified social security training program.

Contact point 

The list of all  providers of national vocational qualifications for the social care providers:


Hours: 100 hours - 40 hours of theoretical work and 55 hours of practical education and 5 hours of independent work in creating a personal folder
- Review of personal collection folder and direct check = 200,00 EUR - or review of personal collection folder with NPK approval = EUR 156.00 - or costs in case of a legitimate absence of a candidate = 148.00 EUR
Is it possible to obtain a partial validation?: 
No ❌