Further training in Rhineland-Palatinate
Rhineland-Palatinate provides numerous opportunities to improve your career. Further training is highly recognized in Germany. It allows people to climb the career ladder or to reorient themselves. You can do further training in almost any profession. For example, if you have completed a dual training programme, you can choose from several opportunities to develop your career. One example is the further training to become a Bachelor professional or Master professional. This degree is equivalent to an academic qualification in Germany.
How do I get further training?
Those who would like to obtain additional qualifications have various possibilities. The Rhineland-Palatinate further training portal offers useful guidance and information on more than 23,000 further training courses in the region. The portal provides a list of courses in different professional sectors, such as economics, engineering, computers as well as languages. Many further training certificates follow nationwide quality standards.
A comprehensive overview of seminars as well as IHK-further training exams can be found on their website for information regarding further training (WIS). It is a nationwide information portal for all aspects of further professional training that aims to connect providers and those interested in further training. Many classes and further training courses are also offered online.
If you have any questions about further training, the staff at the Welcome Center near you will be happy to help you. The adult education centres in Rhineland-Palatinate also offer numerous further education programmes, especially in the fields of culture, language, society, health, work and profession. There you can also take German classes.
Additional qualification measures for the recognition of your professional qualification
If you have acquired a professional qualification outside of Germany and wish to practice the corresponding profession here, you should first check whether this requires recognition of your professional qualifications. Here you will find information regarding the recognition of foreign qualifications.
During the recognition procedure, it may turn out that you are missing certain qualifications to complete recognition of your degree in Germany. In this case, you can take a so-called adaption measure for recognition of qualifications. This course is a further education course in Germany that enables you to compensate for deficits in your professional qualification.
After successful completion of such an adaption measure, you will generally be eligible to work in your profession in Germany.
If you are a third-country national, you will need a residence permit for the purpose of obtaining recognition for professional qualifications Section 16d AufenthG (German Residence Law) in order to participate in such an adaption procedure. You can find more detailed information on this at "Make it in Germany".