The validation is structured in two parts

Theoretical dialogue (Phase 1)
The dialogue takes between two and six hours. Here, the person to be validated will have a dialogue with a professional assessor. Existing competence, experience anjd concrete knowledge are mapped out with the support of assessment criteria. Thereafter, a professional assessor must assess whether the person who is validated, qualifies to proceed to the next step.

If not, recommendations for supplementation are given.

Practical assessment in the workplace (phase 2)
This part of the assessment is based on practical skills. Here, the person to be validated can show their knowledge in production at a workplace in a restaurant or at a hotel. This step takes a maximum of 10 days.

Certificate and assessment of employability
After the practical assessment, a certificate of competency is generated. If certain competencies are lacking, a supplementary statement is also generated.

Validate your skills even though you lack the Swedish language

Validation of competencies for Phases 1 and 2 can be done with a multilingual professional assessor. Therefore, those who are validated do not need to be able to speak and understand Swedish. During the validation, it can be made clear that additions might be needed due to tasks that require communication in Swedish.

Approved in everything? Congratulations then you can take out a companion letter

The companion letter is the Crafts Council’s own quality guarantee. As a customer or hiring company, you can be sure that a craftsman with a Companion Certificate is well versed in the profession, which they have shown, among other things, through their Companion Test.

If you are approved in all parts of the validation, you can apply for the companion letter from the Swedish Crafts Council.