Val-Form qualification procedure for metalworkers: the CS aim here is to demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses of validation procedures in an area of vocational education and training in the Valais Canton. The CS describes at length the procedures targeted at adults with work experience but no corresponding VET qualifications. It especially presents the main actors involved through three interviews (the candidate, the skills adviser and the chief expert assessor) reporting their respective views of the process. The CS highlights the role of the adviser, and the negotiated process involved between advisers and experts.