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 School Year 2023/2024

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

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  • 20. Update List for the School Year 2023/2024

    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.

OSZ Schüler

Integrated vocational training preparation (IBA) (german)

Training as a state-certified nurse for the elderly

Since January 2020 there is the new nursing profession, the nursing specialist. More info at www.berlin.de/sen/pflege. Started geriatric nursing apprenticeships must be completed by 31.12.2024 at the latest.

Legal basis

  • Training and Examination Ordinance for the Profession of Geriatric Nurse



  • Elderly care schools in Berlin


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Measures and locations for continuing vocational training

At some vocational schools and upper level centers, individual courses are certified as continuing vocational education measures in accordance with the Accreditation and Approval Ordinance for Employment Promotion (AZAV). This means that people with an education voucher from the Federal Employment Agency or the Job Center can also attend these courses or participate in these professional development measures.

If you are interested, please contact one of the schools listed in the overview below.

  • Continuing vocational training measures and locations


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The measures of further vocational training are geared towards individual support of the participants with the aim of imparting comprehensive professional action competence. The measures are offered in the following areas:
  • Social,
  • industrial-technical.

AZAV agency of the department IV school-based vocational training

Ansprechpersonen der AZAV-Trägerstelle