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Getting Ahead through Advanced Vocational Training. German Background Report on the OECD Study

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The “Skills beyond School” activity launched in 2011 focuses on postsecondary vocational skills which can be acquired after the completion of initial training. This includes the area of advanced vocational training, continuing education and retraining, which is increasingly important. […] The OECD is preparing an international comparative review covering the participating countries as well as specific country reviews under this activity. National models of postsecondary vocational training vary greatly. Countries are therefore involved in the definition of focuses for the new OECD survey. Germany is participating in the “Skills beyond School” activity. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Standing Conference of Länder Ministers of Education (Kultusministerkonferenz) jointly placed the focus of the national report on formal advanced training programmes in Germany, the resulting qualifications and the various training providers offering qualifications at level 5B of the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED).

Document from: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)


Labor market, Vocational pedagogics, Educational policy, Qualification, Professional Continuing Education,

Language English
Contact Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Last modified 11.10.2017
See also: Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Germany – a role model?

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