Analyzing the experience of the scientists dealing with the problems of competence approach in teaching (Khutorskoy A.V., Kolomiyets B.K., Zeyer E.F., Bordovsky G.A., Bozadzhiyev V.L., Zimnyaya I.A. and others) we came to the conclusion that the choice of competences determines the contents of the standard in education, the consequence of which can and should be the Standard of Professional Activity.
Besides, it seems to be important for us the observance of succession in professional competence formation. So, it becomes evident that the Standard of Professional Activity for service specialties in Higher Professional Education should be universal and successive for the group of specialties of secondary professional education: 2312 "Cosmetics and Visage", 2304 "Hairdressing", 2301 "Organization of consumer services".
In our opinion, the Standard of Higher Professional Education in the sphere of consumer services should contain a range of distinctive substantial peculiarities. We quote here a fragment of the standard elaborated by us.
1.1. Qualification characteristics of a graduate
The Bachelor of Services should be ready to fulfill the following kinds and tasks of professional activity:
1.1.1. The sphere of professional activity
The sphere of professional activity of a Bachelor of Services involves working in service offices of different fields´ and forms´ of property firms, in state agencies of federal and municipal value, teaching of service technologies at secondary professional and general professional institutions of various forms of property.
The description of occupations which a Bachelor of Services can master:
Manicurist of II skill-category, Cosmetologist of III-IV skill-category, Hairdresser of III-V skill-category, Make-Up Designer, Podiatrist, Secretary to the Manager (Administrator of Beauty Salon)
The description of specialties which a Bachelor of Services can master:
Technologist-Esthetist, Hairdresser-Stylist, Ministration Organizer on the service shop floor.
The description of positions which a Bachelor of Service can occupy:
Manager of the service office and its branches, Vocational Training Schoolmaster (according branches), Master of Industrial Training (by specialties and professions)
1.2. Competences of a Bachelor of Service
1. professional psychological competences:
honesty, prudence, ability to compromise, consistency, creativity, accuracy, duty performance, ability to work in team, employability, wish to learn constantly, educability, psychological stability, communicativeness.
2. professional polycultural competences:
ability to take from the international space and adapt to one´s own professional activity new and advanced methods of labour organization in the sphere of consumer services, readily integrate into the international community widening one´s own proper professional competences.
3. professional competences proper:
professional knowledge, abilities and skills corresponding to the qualifying characteristics, professional rivalry, competitive ability, intelligent professional speech, educability.
The competences serve as the foundation for creating the Standard of Professional Activity, which will allow the graduate to orientate in labour market and be prepared to continue the education on the second (Magister) stage of the Higher Professional Education as well as in the sphere of supplementary and After-Higher-School Education, and the employer, in his turn, will be able to make the selection of professionally mature specialists.
The article is admitted to the International Scientific Conference "Problems of the international integration of national educational standards", Paris-London, April, 20-27th 2007г., came to the editorial office on 20.03.07