Corona information

The compulsory attendance in schools remains suspended. From April 12, 2021, alternating lessons take place for grades 1 to 6 and 10 to 13 in half the class in an alternating model. Pupils are called to use the distributed Rapid Covid Antigen Tests. From April 19, 2021 the grades 7, 8 and 9 will restart in half classes in the alternating model. The Rapid Covid Antigen Tests will be carried out obligatory in the schools.

Since April 8, 2021, the daycare centers offer emergency care only for families in systemically relevant professions .

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Vocational training

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After general school education, many students continue with vocational preparation and vocational training. Here you will find information on vocational training programmes and the opportunities to obtain an entrance qualification for universities of applied science or an Abitur at vocational schools and upper level centres.

Job Catalogue for the 2020/21 School Year

Directory of the vocational schools in the state of Berlin responsible for jobs that require training (german)

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Order 17th Update

Mutual acceptance of trainees from the states of Brandenburg and Berlin (german)

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17th Update List for the 2020/21 School Year

Mutual admission of trainees from the states of Brandenburg and Berlin

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Every qualification with a connection

Fit for work or study – educational pathways and cooperation between the upper level centres

All paths and qualifications are open to anyone who attends an integrated secondary school because integrated secondary schools also offer the opportunity to orientate oneself professionally at an early stage or to pursue the Abitur for later studies.

The Upper level centres (OSZ) are important cooperation partners of the integrated secondary schools. In addition to the professionally-oriented training courses, they also offer the opportunity to obtain the Abitur or the university of applied sciences entrance qualification.

In 2013/14, the first class with students from the new integrated secondary schools (ISS) took their final exams and moved on to dual training and vocational training courses at the OSZ and vocational schools.

Berlin standards for cooperation between learning locations

The effective cooperation between vocational schools and training companies is the core of dual training.

Together with their business partners, eight Berlin OSZs are now trying out in the pilot project “Berlin standards for learning location cooperation” how cooperation can be done even better.

The individual pilot projects, goals and structures of the model project are presented in the brochure “Training in Schools and Businesses”. The project is funded by the Senate Department for Education, Youth and Family.

Upper vocational school – a new path to the Abitur

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After completion of vocational training or the university of applied sciences, the upper vocational school offers adults an ideal opportunity to acquire a subject-specific or general higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) while taking into account their professional qualifications.

Many upper level centres and vocational schools in Berlin offer this educational programme. School fees are not charged. Funding according to the Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG) is possible.

Getting ahead in your job - Vocational training at technical and evening class

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Technical schools enable vocational training and further education with the aim of empowering specialists to take on management tasks in companies, administrations and other institutions. Technical schools implement the idea of lifelong learning in a particularly efficient way, as they build on the knowledge acquired in earlier stages of education.

Further information on vocational training at technical and evening class can be found here:

Dual learning – school meets practical experience

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Dual learning is an important aspect of school structure reform. All integrated secondary schools offer practical and job-oriented learning in grades 7 to 10. Cooperation with businesses and providers of vocational training and preparation is increasingly necessary for this purpose.

The ways to become a preschool teacher

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In addition to the parents, preschool teachers play a key role in the education, development and care of children. This requires qualified and comprehensive training. Sound knowledge in the fields of education and psychology form the basis for competent action in this profession. If you are interested in these areas, enjoy working with children and like working on a team and with parents, you may be making the right career choice as a preschool teacher.

Becoming a preschool teacher

With full-time training, part-time training or lateral entry, there are several ways into the profession of preschool teacher. Here we provide information about training paths, requirements and advice centres:

Training as a state-approved geriatric nurse

The new nursing profession “nursing specialist” exists since 01.01.2020. Find more information at

Elderly care training courses that have been started must be completed by December 31, 2024 at the latest.

Elderly care schools in Berlin

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Compulsory vocational school entry qualification

Compulsory vocational school for participants in the measure “Entry qualification according to 235b SGB III (EQ)”

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