Terms A-Z

This glossary contains definitions of the terms from the topic areas Education, Science, Research and Innovation, and is regularly updated. The glossary terms are alphabetically ordered.

Training occupation

In Germany, training occupations are occupational activities that can be learned under the dual system of vocational education and training. Young people can only be trained in officially recognized training occupations. Official recognition is granted through training regulations under the Vocational Training Act (BBiG) or the Craft Trades Law (HwO). The skills to be learned in vocational training are defined in the Vocational Training Act and the training regulations in question.