Accreditation of professional competences
Recognise your professional experience by obtaining a professional certificate.
To whom is it addressed?
People who do not have an official qualification but who have acquired professional knowledge through:
- Work experience: if they have learned the profession on the job, by volunteering or doing unpaid work and do not have an official qualification related to the work they do.
- Non-formal training: if they have taken training courses that have provided them with professional knowledge but no formal qualification.
What are the admission requirements?
Access to Basic Professional Training cycles will require the simultaneous fulfilment of the following conditions:
- To be fifteen years of age, or to be fifteen years of age during the current calendar year, and not to be over seventeen years of age at the time of access or during the current calendar year.
- To have completed the first cycle of Compulsory Secondary Education or, exceptionally, to have completed the second year of Compulsory Secondary Education.
What are the requirements to participate in a competence accreditation procedure?
- To have Spanish nationality, to have obtained the certificate of registration of Community citizenship or the European Union citizen's family card, or to hold a valid residence or residence and work permit in Spain, under the terms established in the Spanish regulations on foreigners and immigration.
Specific requirements for level 1 qualifications:
- Be 18 years of age at the time of enrolment.
- You must meet at least one of these two requirements: * 2 years of work experience (with a minimum of 1,200 hours worked), acquired in the last 15 years and related to the competences to be accredited. * 200 hours of non-formal training within the last 10 years related to the competences to be accredited.
Specific requirements for level 2 and level 3 qualifications:
- Be 20 years old at the time of enrolment.
- At least one of the following two requirements must be fulfilled: * 3 years of work experience (with a minimum of 2,000 hours worked), acquired within the last 15 years and related to the competences to be accredited. * 300 hours of non-formal training within the last 10 years related to the competences to be accredited.
What is the purpose of accrediting competences?
- It allows to obtain a professional accreditation, as long as all the units of competence are demonstrated.
- Not all professional qualifications have associated professional accreditation.
- In the training to obtain a professional accreditation, it exempts from the obligation to take the training modules associated to the units of competence demonstrated.
- It allows the validation of some professional modules when taking related vocational training cycles, provided that the person concerned fulfils the requirements.