Distance Learning Courses: Admission

Distance learning courses that are not exclusively for leisure and entertainment must be approved by the state before they can be offered.

Before admission, distance learning courses are checked to see whether the specified course goal can be achieved with the distance learning course.

Vocational distance learning courses must comply with the objectives of vocational education and training under the Vocational Training Act (BBiG) or other vocational education and training legislation in terms of content, duration or objective and the way in which they are carried out. Both the technical side and the didactic access are examined. In addition, advertising and information, agency activities and the drafting of contracts must meet the requirements of the Distance Learning Protection Act (FernUSG).

Approved distance learning courses receive an approval seal with an approval number. This admission number must be listed by the organizers in the information material as a verifiable indication of the granted state approval

Related Links

  • Fernunterrichtschhutzgesetz (FernUSG)
  • Vocational Training Act (BBiG)

No documents are required.

Related Links

  • ยง 12 paragraph 1 sentence 1 Distance Learning Protection Act (FernUSG)

Responsible for the content
Lower Saxony Ministry of Culture

Last update or date of publication
13.09.2018