“Teaching, education and social services” is an area which brings together professions from the field of social care and education. The main focus is on working with children, young people and families.
Which professions are involved?
This occupational sector predominantly includes teachers, nursery school teachers, social education workers and social workers.
Examples of other professions are child education worker, family health visitor, social assistant and childcare assistant.
Detailed information on particular professions and on the competent body responsible for recognition can be found by consulting the Recognition Finder or Profi-Filter.
Do I need to have my foreign qualification recognised?
The professions of teacher, nursery school teacher, social education worker and social workers are typical examples of the kinds of occupation for which you will require recognition of your professional qualification in Germany. You will only be able to work fully in these professions if you have obtained recognition. Nursery school teachers, social education workers and social workers are also only permitted to use these professional titles after recognition.
What further prerequisites are there?
State recognition is often a condition for work in the field of teaching, education and social services. State recognition is, for example, important in the professions of nursery school teacher, social education worker and social worker.