Vocational schools and regional vocational training centres

They impart basic and/or specialist knowledge for professions or a specific occupational field and enable the acquisition of all school leaving certificates. Vocational schools provide education and training in vocational and study-qualifying courses.

The diverse educational offer of the vocational schools and regional vocational training centres provides the necessary basic and/or specialist education for a specific profession or occupational field and, depending on the individual previous education and ability, enables the acquisition of all school leaving certificates: first general school leaving certificate, intermediate school leaving certificate, technical college entrance qualification, subject-specific and general higher education entrance qualification.
Young people and young adults with and without a school leaving certificate who want to make an entry into professional life or acquire a school leaving certificate or a higher-quality school leaving certificate are offered six types of school at the vocational schools in Schleswig-Holstein:

Vocational school
Within the framework of dual vocational training, the vocational school, together with the training companies, provides vocational training in a state-recognised training occupation and expands general education. With the completion of the vocational school, the first general school leaving certificate, the intermediate school leaving certificate or the Fachhochschulreife can be acquired.
Special classes are formed for young people who have not found a training place. The preparatory year prepares young people in various occupational fields such as business and administration or technology for vocational training or the start of a professional activity. The course may include qualification modules. The acquisition of the first general school leaving certificate is possible.
A comparable educational offer are the vocational preparation measures of the Federal Employment Agency with accompanying vocational school lessons, which are carried out by educational institutions, such as youth development agencies.
In vocational entrance classes, young people who are required to attend vocational school and who do not attend any of the above-mentioned vocational school courses are schooled.



College
There are three types of schools with different objectives:

  • The vocational school according to § 1 Abs. 1 Berufsfachschulverordnung (Type I) provides basic vocational qualifications and vocational orientation in certain disciplines. With the completion of the two-year vocational school, the Mittlere Schulabschluss is acquired.
  • The vocational school according to § 1 Abs. 2 Berufsfachschulverordnung (Type II) prepares in three years for the completion in the training occupation wood sculptor and wood sculptor according to the Crafts Code.
  • The vocational school according to § 1 Abs. 3 Berufsfachschulverordnung (Type III) provides a state-recognized vocational training in certain disciplines, which can only be acquired in schools. Among other things, the subjects of social pedagogy, social work and economics are offered. The completion of the course can lead to the acquisition of a further school leaving certificate.

Vocational High School
The Vocational Gymnasium provides suitable pupils with an education that meets the requirements for admission to higher education and comparable vocational training (general university entrance qualification) after completion of lower secondary education in certain disciplines through job-related and general educational content. It is primarily aimed at pupils with an intermediate school leaving certificate obtained through examination.
At the end of grade 12, the Fachhochschulreife (school part) can be acquired. The right to study at a university of applied sciences is only acquired in conjunction with a practical period.

Fachoberschule
The Fachoberschule leads young adults with the mittlere Schulabschluss and a completed at least two-year relevant vocational training or at least five years of relevant professional activity in certain disciplines to the Fachhochschulreife.

Vocational high school
The Berufsoberschule leads young adults with a technical college entrance qualification and a completed at least two-year relevant vocational training or at least five years of relevant professional activity in certain disciplines to the subject-specific higher education entrance qualification, with proof of appropriate knowledge in a second foreign language to the general higher education entrance qualification.

College
The technical college imparts advanced professional expertise in certain disciplines through further training. The predominantly two-year technical school concludes with a state examination and can lead to further school qualifications and authorizations. Technical disciplines are offered as well as, among other things, the fields of business administration, special and social pedagogy.
The completion of a technical college of at least two years can lead to the acquisition of the Fachhochschulreife.

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Further information can be found in the state portal "Education Schleswig-Holstein".

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