In an , applicants work in the regulated profession under the responsibility of a qualified member of the profession. The practical work can be supplemented by theoretical additional training. The adaptation period relates only to .
Examples from practice
Physiotherapist Andelina Budimir used a six-month adaptation period at the Hamburg-Eppendorf University Clinic to compensate for the substantial differences in the . In the adaptation period, practical deployments in clinical areas were supported by practical teaching and workshops.
Preparation for the Knowledge test
This type of training is often the alternative to an for persons with a qualification from a .
In the , the applicants demonstrate that they have the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies for the occupation. The test relates to the content of the key core subjects in the . This is not, however, a full final examination. A further subject or a related area in which were identified can also be tested. Relevant preparation courses prepare you for sitting the examination.
Example from practice
Dispensing chemist Lama Al Khouja from Syria completed online training to prepare for the knowledge test. She then successfully completed the knowledge test and the specialist language examination.
Erfahrungsbericht von Lama Al Khouja
Preparation for the Aptitude test
As an alternative to an adaptation period, applicants with a qualification from the can also take an . The aptitude test assesses the ability to practise a regulated profession. It is used as evidence that the substantial differences are compensated for. Relevant preparation courses prepare you for the content of the aptitude test.
Refresher training for Non-regulated professions
No specific is required by the for . The substantial differences can, for example, be compensated for by theoretical measures or by training in the company. Since substantial differences are often very individual, this is also the case for the training. Often, therefore, these are not offered in groups, but only as individual measures.
Beispiele aus der Praxis
Für seine als Elektroniker für Automatisierungstechnik besuchte Samad Hamuch aus Spanien eine . Dabei wurden ihm Wissen und Fähigkeiten vermittelt, die nicht Teil seiner Ausbildung waren. Der Elektroniker Eric Appiah aus Ghana glich die durch mehrere Lehrlingsunterweisungen aus. In dieser Zeit wurde er von seinem Qualifizierungsberater begleitet und gecoacht.
Erfahrungsbericht von Samad Hamuch
Erfahrungsbericht von Eric Appiah
Training and alternative procedures regardless of Recognition
Those interested in who receive a negative outcome in their or with poor prospects of recognition are able to participate in training. For example, coaching on integration in the labour market is offered regardless of any . If you do not receive recognition in a dual , then under certain conditions you are able to immediately sit a final examination and in this way obtain the German journeyman certificate. Specific preparation courses are offered for this type of . The external examination is regulated under Section 45(2) of the Vocational Training Act (BBiG) and Section 37 of the Crafts and Trades Regulation Code (HwO).
Example from practice
Psychologist Salam Omer Mussttaf Al-Gailani from Iraq used a virtual training measure to make use of the time until he received his Statement of Comparability. This was a combination of phases of independent learning, tutorials and several events at which attendance was mandatory.
Erfahrungsbericht von Salam Omer Mussttaf Al-Gailani
Who is offering the training?
Training provision from the Network “Integration through Qualification (IQ)” and other training can be found using the KURSNET database. Network IQ also has an interactive map available which can be used to search for subprojects relating to training. Other courses offered and general continuing can be researched in the IWWB database (InfoWeb Weiterbildung). The s of commerce and industry (IHK) and the chambers of crafts and trades (HWK) also offer training. The competent authority is able to help you with this. Where required, practical training can also be completed with the employer or in the company.
When choosing it is important to carefully check whether substantial differences can be compensated for with the training. Whether the relevant courses and its providers are eligible for funding is also important when financing the training. For example, only training and providers with approval under the German Regulation on the Accreditation and Approval for Promotion (AZAV) are funded via SGB II and SGB III (German Social Code Book II and III).