Certified programs

Developed in conjunction with the Swiss watch industry, the programs offered through the Worldwide Partnership observe the ordinance of the Swiss certificates of competence (CFC) as outlined by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SEFRI) and the Convention Patronale (CP).

The 1800-hour program and the 3000-hour program are currently integrated in the Worldwide Partnership structure and are nationally recognised by the Convention Patronale (CP) as being equivalent to the Swiss CFC 3 years and CFC 4 years watch repair educational programs. This official recognition currently recognised by governmental vocational educational and training departments in several countries.  

Educational Programs in watchmaking

3000-hour program

Graduates of the WOSTEP 3000-hour program receive a minimum of 3000 hours of technical education. This education is centered upon preparing the students for employment as watch repairers in autonomous roles. Graduates are able to service and adjust (repair) and encase various products (both mechanical and electronic) available on the contempory market. Watch repairers understand and apply various theoretical knowledge to repair situations where they may not have encountered a certain calibre or type of repair previously. Watch repairers are able to evaluate and adjust or manufacture certain components where necessary in order to resolve repairs.

1800-hour program

Graduates of the WOSTEP 1800-hour program receive a minimum of 1800 hours of technical education. This education is centered on preparing the students to provide routine service for standard type products (mechanical and electronic) through component exchange in supervised roles. Graduates are able to service and encase various standard type contemporary products.