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  1. Intermediate secondary school leaving certificate

    Type of qualification This qualification is a general education school leaving certificate obtained on completion of grade 10 at a secondary school (Realschule) or, under certain circumstances, at other lower secondary level school types. It can also be obtained at a later stage during vocational training at upper secondary level. In some Länder called Realschulabschluss. This type of school usually comprising grades 5-10 provides pupils with a more extensive general education and the opportunity to go on to courses of education at upper secondary level that lead to vocational or higher education entrance qualifications. ...

    Awarding bodyPublic or state recognised school

    Category: Qualifications Location: Germany
  2. Lower secondary school leaving certificate

    Type of qualification This qualification is a general education school leaving certificate obtained on completion of grade 9 at the lower secondary school (Hauptschule or Mittelschule) or any other lower secondary level school. This first general qualification is generally used to enter a course of vocational training within the dual system. In some Länder pupils who have achieved a particular level of performance may be awarded a so-called qualifying lower secondary school leaving certificate at the end of grade 9 and in some Länder it is possible to obtain what is known as an extended lower secondary school leaving certificate on completion of grade 10. Lower secondarsy schools providing a basic general education. Compulsory school, unless pupil is attending a different type of secondary school, usually comprising grades 5-9. ...

    Awarding bodyPublic or state recognised school

    Category: Qualifications Location: Germany
  3. Vocational training preparation: Employment agency measures (117 SGB III, BvB-Reha)

    Type of qualification This qualification is a vocational training preparation scheme which is located in the transitional area between general schooling and vocational education and training. Training provision is aimed at fostering individual improvement in capability for entering training and at aiding career choice decisions on the part of young people. It does not lead to a vocational qualification.   The prevocational training year is a training course at vocational schools which is normally offered on a full-time basis and which prepares young people for the requirements of vocational training. When aligned to level 1 of the DQR, the prevocational training year is categorised as general education. It is partially based on the first year of training in a training occupation in terms of theory and practice. It includes an expansion of general education and parts of basic vocational training within a single occupational field. Duration of training: at least 6 months, usually 6 to 12 months Vocational preparation schemes are a training instrument to facilitate access to the training and labour market for young people and young adults. Their purpose is to provide preparation for commencement of vocational education and training or to ease occupational integration. Vocational preparation schemes that are aligned to the “basic level” (level 1) focus on career choice decisions and acquisition of apprenticeship entry maturity. Vocational preparation schemes are funded by the Federal Employment Agency and delivered ...

    Awarding bodyPrivate training provider

    Category: Qualifications Location: Germany
  4. Vocational training preparation: Employment agency measures (117 SGB III, BvB-Reha)

    Type of qualification This qualification is a vocational training preparation scheme which is located in the transitional area between general schooling and vocational education and training. Training provision is aimed at fostering individual improvement in capability for entering training and at aiding career choice decisions on the part of young people. It does not lead to a vocational qualification. It facilitates the acquisition of a school leaving qualification via a second chance route. The prevocational training year is a training course at vocational schools which is normally offered on a full-time basis and which prepares young people for the requirements of vocational training. When aligned to level 2 of the DQR, the prevocational training year is categorised as general education. It is partially based on the first year of training in a training occupation in terms of theory and practice. It includes parts of basic vocational training within a single occupational field and also facilitates the acquisition of a school leaving qualification via a second chance route. Duration of training: 12 months Vocational preparation schemes are a training instrument to facilitate access to the training and labour market for young people and young adults. Their purpose is to provide preparation for commencement of vocational education and training or to ease occupational integration. They also facilitate the acquisition of a school leaving qualification via a second chance route.Vocational preparation schemes are f ...

    Awarding bodyPrivate training provider

    Category: Qualifications Location: Germany
  5. Full-time vocational school (general education school leaving certificate obtained on completion of grade 10 at Realschule or, under certain circumstances, at other lower secondary school types)

    Type of qualification This qualification is a vocational school degree acquiring the intermediate secondary school leaving certificate. Attendance at full-time vocational school for the purpose of acquiring the intermediate secondary school leaving certificate combines cross-occupational and occupationally related competences within the respective specialism and leads to the intermediate secondary school leaving certificate. Attendance at full-time vocational school for a period of two years enables young people to acquire initial occupationally related skills and competences within the respective occupational field, in which experience and learning situations to support their individual learning process are opened up. Such a full-time school-based course of training imparts basic knowledge and skills which impart occupational competence. Acquisition of the competences of company-based training takes place in workshops, laboratories or learning offices. Alongside professional competence, the main focus is on fostering the personal competences which are of particular significance within the respective occupational field. Those completing the qualification acquire basic occupationally related skills and competences from the first year of training (basic vocational training) and cross-occupational competences which are aligned to the educational standards of the intermediate secondary school leaving certificate. They are in possession of competences for the autonomous fulfilment of professional requirements within ...

    Awarding bodyPublic or state recognised vocational school

    Category: Qualifications Location: Germany
  6. Basic vocational training

    Type of qualification This qualification is a basic vocational training scheme at a vocational school. The aim of attendance at full-time vocational school for a period of one year is the acquisition of specialism-related basic vocational training. Such a year opens up vocationally related and general basic knowledge and skills to foster employability skills and supports young people in the development of their own learning techniques and learning strategies in order to facilitate access for them to the training and labour market and prepare them in this regard. Competences acquired are aligned towards the occupational skills imparted in the first year of training in recognised training occupations and may be credited towards training.  Attendance at full-time vocational school for a period of one year for the purpose of acquiring basic vocational training fully maps the first year of training in terms of theory and practice. On the theoretical side, curricula are identical with the skeleton curricula for dual vocational education and training. In occupational practice, the contents of the general training plan are represented in the form of learning fields. Teaching in occupational practice takes place in fully equipped apprentice workshops, and some elements may also be organised within the form of a guided practical placement. Those completing the qualification acquire basic vocational skills within a field of activity and acquire a lower secondary school leaving certificate via the second chance route. They ...

    Awarding bodyPublic or state recognised vocational school

    Category: Qualifications Location: Germany
  7. Introductory in-company training for young people

    Type of qualification This qualification is a vocational training preparation scheme which is located in the transitional area between general schooling and vocational education and training. Training provision is aimed at fostering individual improvement in capability for entering training and at aiding career choice decisions on the part of young people. It does not lead to a vocational qualification. It facilitates the acquisition of a school leaving qualification via a second chance route. The prevocational training year is a training course at vocational schools which is normally offered on a full-time basis and which prepares young people for the requirements of vocational training. When aligned to level 2 of the DQR, the prevocational training year is categorised as general education. It is partially based on the first year of training in a training occupation in terms of theory and practice. It includes parts of basic vocational training within a single occupational field and also facilitates the acquisition of a school leaving qualification via a second chance route. Duration of training: 12 months Vocational preparation schemes are a training instrument to facilitate access to the training and labour market for young people and young adults. Their purpose is to provide preparation for commencement of vocational education and training or to ease occupational integration. They also facilitate the acquisition of a school leaving qualification via a second chance route.Vocational preparation schemes are f ...

    Awarding bodyChamber, private training provider

    Category: Qualifications Location: Germany
  8. Vocational training preparation: Employment agency measures

    Type of qualification This qualification is a vocational training preparation scheme which is located in the transitional area between general schooling and vocational education and training. Training provision is aimed at fostering individual improvement in capability for entering training and at aiding career choice decisions on the part of young people. It does not lead to a vocational qualification.   The prevocational training year is a training course at vocational schools which is normally offered on a full-time basis and which prepares young people for the requirements of vocational training. When aligned to level 1 of the DQR, the prevocational training year is categorised as general education. It is partially based on the first year of training in a training occupation in terms of theory and practice. It includes an expansion of general education and parts of basic vocational training within a single occupational field. Duration of training: at least 6 months, usually 6 to 12 months Vocational preparation schemes are a training instrument to facilitate access to the training and labour market for young people and young adults. Their purpose is to provide preparation for commencement of vocational education and training or to ease occupational integration. Vocational preparation schemes that are aligned to the “basic level” (level 1) focus on career choice decisions and acquisition of apprenticeship entry maturity. Vocational preparation schemes are funded by the Federal Employment Agency and delivered ...

    Awarding bodyPrivate training provider

    Category: Qualifications Location: Germany
  9. Vocational training preparation: Employment agency measures

    Type of qualification This qualification is a vocational training preparation scheme which is located in the transitional area between general schooling and vocational education and training. Training provision is aimed at fostering individual improvement in capability for entering training and at aiding career choice decisions on the part of young people. It does not lead to a vocational qualification. It facilitates the acquisition of a school leaving qualification via a second chance route. The prevocational training year is a training course at vocational schools which is normally offered on a full-time basis and which prepares young people for the requirements of vocational training. When aligned to level 2 of the DQR, the prevocational training year is categorised as general education. It is partially based on the first year of training in a training occupation in terms of theory and practice. It includes parts of basic vocational training within a single occupational field and also facilitates the acquisition of a school leaving qualification via a second chance route. Duration of training: 12 months Vocational preparation schemes are a training instrument to facilitate access to the training and labour market for young people and young adults. Their purpose is to provide preparation for commencement of vocational education and training or to ease occupational integration. They also facilitate the acquisition of a school leaving qualification via a second chance route.Vocational preparation schemes are f ...

    Awarding bodyPrivate training provider

    Category: Qualifications Location: Germany
  10. Year of pre-vocational training

    Type of qualification This qualification is a vocational training preparation scheme which is located in the transitional area between general schooling and vocational education and training. Training provision is aimed at fostering individual improvement in capability for entering training and at aiding career choice decisions on the part of young people. It does not lead to a vocational qualification.   The prevocational training year is a training course at vocational schools which is normally offered on a full-time basis and which prepares young people for the requirements of vocational training. When aligned to level 1 of the DQR, the prevocational training year is categorised as general education. It is partially based on the first year of training in a training occupation in terms of theory and practice. It includes an expansion of general education and parts of basic vocational training within a single occupational field. Duration of training: at least 6 months, usually 6 to 12 months Vocational preparation schemes are a training instrument to facilitate access to the training and labour market for young people and young adults. Their purpose is to provide preparation for commencement of vocational education and training or to ease occupational integration. Vocational preparation schemes that are aligned to the “basic level” (level 1) focus on career choice decisions and acquisition of apprenticeship entry maturity. Vocational preparation schemes are funded by the Federal Employment Agency and delivered ...

    Awarding bodyPublic or state recognised vocational school

    Category: Qualifications Location: Germany

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