Name of qualification Name of qualification: Socialni oskrbovalec/socialna oskrbovalka na domuAdd to comparison
Translated title (no legal status) Translated title: Home care provider
Type of qualification Type of qualification: National vocational qualification, SQF level 4
Category of qualification Category of qualification: Vocational Qualification
Admission requirements Entry conditions:
  • Education at least at level SOK 2 and at least 5 years of experience in the field of working with people or at least one year of experience in the field of home care for the elderly, disabled and other persons with special needs, which the candidate proves with authentic documents that show the time and content of work performed (for example: letters of reference, reports on work performed with the signature of the responsible person, contracts, proof of student work, statements, etc.) and
  • completed a verified training programme in social care in the field of home care (Rules on standards and norms of social care services, Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, no. 45/10, 28/11, 104/11, 111/13, 102/15, 76/17, 54/19, 81/19, 203/21, 54/22 and 159/22).
ISCED field Field:
Health and welfare
ISCED subfield subfield: care of the elderly and of disabled adults
Qualification level

SQF Level: SQF 4
EQF Level: EQF 4

Learning outcomes:

The candidate is able to:

  • to plan, prepare, implement and control one's own work in cooperation with a professional worker
  • communicate with users, colleagues and professional services
  • develop adaptability to the requirements of work at the user's home
  • carry out personal care of the user
  • promote the establishment and maintenance of the user's social network
  • to act in unexpected situations
  • provide help in the household
  • promote a healthy lifestyle
  • implement home care in accordance with applicable standards and according to the principles of home care
  • encourage the user to maintain independence and self-care
  • to use energy, material, resources and time rationally and to use modern information and communication technology
  • to protect one's own health, health at work with the user and the environment


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. Licences may be found here.

Assesment and completion:


During the guidance process the candidate prepares a portfolio,  which is assessed by a committee. If the portfolio submitted by the candidate contains  authentic, valid and adequate proof of the knowledge,  skills and competences defined in the occupational standard, the committee may:

validate the contents of the occupational standard in full,  
validate the contents of the occupational standard in part and define the  knowledge, skills and competence to be verified,  
refuse to validate any of the contents of the occupational standard because  the candidate has not provided proof of any of the knowledge, skills and competences  defined in the occupational standard, in which case it will verify  the occupational standard in full.  

  • Practical verification with and
  • oral examination.

Direct examination is carried out at the assessment site in the form of practical work and a oral defense. The evaluation site (simulated user's living environment) must meet the appropriate material conditions (point 9.1.). The direct practical examination of the candidate is followed by an oral examination.




Conditions for obtaining a public document:

Candidates demonstrate attainment of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the catalogue of standards of vocational knowledge and skills.


Awarding body:

Providers of procedures for identifying and validating NVQs are entered in a register of providers maintained in the collection of the national information centre for vocational qualifications. These are: vocational schools, businesses, B2B training centres, adult education centres and chambers of commerce.


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