Profession vocational teacher

    vocational teacher

Vocational education teachers teach or instruct subjects at in vocational education.

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Personality Type

  • Social / Realistic

Tasks vocational teacher

  • Prepare course programs, course materials, exams etc.
  • Prepare meetings with students (e.g. lectures, demonstrations, seminars, laboratory sessions).
  • Determine training needs of students and adjust the approach accordingly.
  • Guide on-the-job training, training sessions and internships.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods (e.g. lectures, discussions, demonstrations, supervised practices).
  • Establish and enforce rules of behaviour and procedures for maintaining order among the students.
  • Grade students' work, such as exams, assignments and papers.
  • Evaluate and report on student' performance and behavior.
  • Keep abreast of developments in their field, e.g. by reading current literature, talking with colleagues and participating in professional conferences.
  • Participate in staff meetings.
  • Confer with work organizations to establish internships.
  • Evaluate and, if necessary, revise curricula, course content, course materials, methods of instruction, etc.

Related professions vocational teaching

  • Vocational education institution manager
  • Vocational education teacher agricultural and veterinary subjects
  • Vocational education teacher computer sciences and mathematics
  • Vocational education teacher economics, business and management subjects
  • Vocational education teacher education science and teacher training
  • Vocational education teacher engineering, manufacturing and construction
  • Vocational education teacher general programs, no specific field
  • Vocational education teacher health and welfare subjects
  • Vocational education teacher humanities, languages and arts
  • Vocational education teacher law and public administration
  • Vocational education teacher natural and life sciences
  • Vocational education teacher social work, social science
  • Vocational education teacher, other subjects


  • Assessment processes

    Various evaluation techniques, theories, and tools applicable in the assessment of students, participants in a programme, and employees. Different assessment strategies such as initial, formative, summative and self- assessment are used for varying purposes.


  • Apply intercultural teaching strategies

    Ensure that the content, methods, materials and the general learning experience is inclusive for all students and takes into account the expectations and experiences of learners from diverse cultural backgrounds. Explore individual and social stereotypes and develop cross-cultural teaching strategies.

  • Observe student's progress

    Follow up on students’ learning progress and assess their achievements and needs.

  • Give constructive feedback

    Provide founded feedback through both criticism and praise in a respectful, clear, and consistent manner. Highlight achievements as well as mistakes and set up methods of formative assessment to evaluate work.

  • Adapt teaching to student's capabilities

    Identify the learning struggles and successes of students. Select teaching and learning strategies that support students’ individual learning needs and goals.

  • Assess students

    Evaluate the students' (academic) progress, achievements, course knowledge and skills through assignments, tests, and examinations. Diagnose their needs and track their progress, strengths, and weaknesses. Formulate a summative statement of the goals the student achieved.

  • Apply teaching strategies

    Employ various approaches, learning styles, and channels to instruct students, such as communicating content in terms they can understand, organising talking points for clarity, and repeating arguments when necessary. Use a wide range of teaching devices and methodologies appropriate to the class content, the learners' level, goals, and priorities.

  • Guarantee students' safety

    Ensure all students falling under an instructor or other person’s supervision are safe and accounted for. Follow safety precautions in the learning situation.

  • Adapt instruction to labour market

    Identify developments in the labour market and recognise their relevance to the training of students.

  • Assist students in their learning

    Support and coach students in their work, give learners practical support and encouragement.

  • Work in vocational school

    Work in a vocational school that instructs students in practical courses.

Optional knowledge and skills

health care legislation teach tourism principles geographic areas skin types geographical areas relevant to tourism perform classroom management electronics use different communication channels distinguish various types of ships economics personalise sports programme international regulations for preventing collisions at sea food preservation ensure vehicle operability promote a positive image of nursing facilitate teamwork between students local area tourism industry travel bookings processes sports competition information health care occupation-specific ethics food allergies aircraft flight control systems instruct in sport teamwork principles perform defensive driving work with virtual learning environments teach industrial arts principles motivate in sports implement fundamentals of nursing sport games rules health and safety measures in transportation human physiology food hygiene rules provide lesson materials instruct on safety measures teach hospitality principles control the performance of the vehicle biosafety in biomedical laboratory cosmetics general medicine accounting hygiene in a health care setting teach medical laboratory technology principles train operating procedures teach flying practices assign homework deliver presentations on tourism document management energy functional properties of foods business law drive vehicles track geometry copyright legislation hair teach boating principles teach electricity principles sporting equipment usage customer service mechanics of trains marketing principles disability types maritime transportation technology vessel safety equipment european food safety policy physical characteristics of railways curriculum objectives teach driving practices teach energy principles road traffic laws global maritime distress and safety system common aviation safety regulations respond to changing situations in health care tourism market maintenance and repair assist students with equipment mechanical components of vehicles prepare lesson content cosmetics industry material mechanics human anatomy manage student relationships teach transport technology principles electricity financial management park vehicles operate cockpit control panels recognise abnormalities on board ensure student welfare monitor developments in field of expertise sterilization techniques teach train driving principles operate marine communication systems direct the preparation of food sales activities develop course outline passenger transport regulations manage resources for educational purposes deal with emergency care situations learning difficulties design principles teach customer service techniques locomotive brake applications