Certificate supplement (*)

Title of the qualification (FI)
Title of the qualification (SV)
Veneenrakentajan ammattitutkinto (FI)
Yrkesexamen f

Translated title of the qualification (EN)
Further Qualification for Boat-builders (EN)
This translation has no legal status.

Profile of skills and competences
   Composition of the qualification
The common module of the qualification is basic boat-building skills. One of the following competence areas must also be taken: glass-fibre reinforced plastic boats, wooden boats, metal boats 1 + 2. One of the following eight optional modules must also be taken: advanced composite structures; riggings, rigs and sails; lasts and moulds; wooden composite structures; repair and upkeep of wooden boats; repair and upkeep of glass-fibre reinforced plastic boats; repair and upkeep of metal boats; upholstery. In addition, it is also possible to take the entrepreneurship module.

Vocational skills and competences required for completion of the qualification
Those who have completed the qualification shall:
- be familiar with the most common processes and methods used in the reinforced plastics industry
- be familiar with the raw materials of the reinforced plastics industry and their properties
- be familiar with wood, its functional properties and chemical structure
- be able to select wood of the correct quality according to each application
- be able to select panel materials, processed products and semi-finished products and adhesives and gluing methods suitable for boat-building
- know how to use the tools and machinery employed in reinforced plastic work and woodworking correctly and safely
- be familiar with the most common metallic materials and their alloys
- be capable of carrying out routine metal working tasks
- be familiar with the most common boat types and models and their applications
- be able to read technical drawings and define and dimension the shapes of boat parts
- act in an economical, service-oriented and co-operative manner in their work and take occupational health and safety and other safety regulations into account
- command the skills and knowledge of their chosen modules

Range of occupations accessible to the holder of the certificate
Those who have completed the qualification may work in assignments related to the manufacturing, servicing and repair of boats in boat-building shops and repair shops.

(*) Explanatory note
This document is designed to provide additional information about the specified certificate and does not have any legal status in itself. The format of the description is based on the following texts: Council Resolution 93/C 49/01 of 3 December 1992 on the transparency of qualifications, Council Resolution 96/C 24/04 of 15 July 1996 on the transparency of vocational training certificates, and Recommendation 2001/613/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 July 2001 on mobility within the Community for students, persons undergoing training, volunteers, teachers and trainers.
More information on transparency is available by going to: www.cedefop.eu.int/transparency
© European Communities 2002

Official basis of the certificate
Name and status of the body awarding the certificate

The qualification certificate is awarded by the qualification committee appointed by the National Board of Education.
Name and status of the national/regional authority providing accreditation/recognition of the certificate
Ministry of Education
National Board of Education, a central administrative board operating under the auspices of the Ministry of Education
Level of the certificate (national or international)

EU classification level 3
Upper secondary level, ISCED 3
Grading scale/Pass requirements

Access to the next level of education/training

Confers eligibility to continue in non-university higher education, i.e. ammattikorkeakoulu/yrkeshögskola/polytechnic studies in a similar field.
International agreements
Legal basis

Vocational Adult Education Act (631/1998); Vocational Adult Education Decree (812/1998)

Officially recognised ways of obtaining the certificate
The qualification is obtained by demonstrating vocational skills in competence tests. National qualification requirements have been defined in core curricula drawn up by the National Board of Education. Education and training leading to the qualification is arranged when necessary. This involves drawing up an individual study plan which includes a learning plan and a competence test plan.

Entry requirements
Qualifications may be completed irrespective of how the vocational skills and competences have been obtained.

Additional information
The organisation and supervision of competence tests is the responsibility of Qualification Committees. The Qualification Committees represent employers, employees, teachers and, when necessary, entrepreneurs in the field.

National Reference Point (NRP)
National Board of Education
P.O. Box 380
FI-00531 Helsinki, Finland
More information (including a description of the national qualifications system) is available by going to: www.oph.fi/info/recognition