Continuing vocational training

Germany has to face a number of challenges. These include rapid digitisation, demographic change - which is becoming increasingly evident in a growing shortage of skilled workers - and the upcoming transformation to a climate-friendly economy and society. Against this backdrop, CVET and thus its quality assurance are becoming increasingly important.

Compared to initial vocational education and training, the quality assurance of CVET in Germany is little regulated. However, there are long-established binding standards and procedures. Essentially, there are no binding requirements at federal level for non-formal CET provision, unless the provision is state-funded. Courses that fall under the Distance Learning Protection Act are an exception. 

DEQA-VET will conduct an EQAVET peer review on this topic at system level at the end of 2022. Under Links you will find further information and materials on the topic under "Peer Review Germany".