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 contract

A training contract is concluded between the company providing training and the apprentice on the basis of the Vocational ... Training Act or the Craft Trades Law. The content and duration of training and the examination requirements are set out in the Federal Government’s training regulations. The training duration is between two and three years, usually three.


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.


Training sector

Official statistics differentiate between the following training sectors in company-based vocational training: trade and ... industry, skilled trades, agriculture, public sector, home management, independent professions (e.g. lawyers and notaries, patent lawyers, tax accountants, tax agents, auditors, doctors, dentists, veterinarians, pharmacists) and maritime transport.