# Vocational training
There are more than 320 occupations in Germany requiring formal training. What is the dual training system? This is the standard way of learning an occupation in Germany: a great deal of practical work, combined with study at a vocational school. You can find out more about vocational training here: From the initial medical examination for trainees to training times, possibilities for deducting periods in education from the overall length of training, successful applications to vocational schools and final exams.To Services
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If you do not live with your parents during your training, you can apply for a vocational training allowance to cover your living costs.
You can receive financial support for your studies or internship if your parents do not have a higher income or if you have already been employed for a longer period of time without being dependent on your parents. This support is called BAföG.
As a person with disabilities, you may receive educational benefits to help cover your living expenses if you participate in certain educational activities.
You can reduce your BAföG debt by repaying the loan early.
You want to start working life as a young person? Then you must have a medical examination before starting work.