Your part-time vocational training
Start your career as an educator
With our part-time vocational training, we combine comprehensive classroom instruction with practical education, providing our vocational school students with a constructive learning environment.
Our training is:
Application deadline: Annually until April 30th
With the following requirements, you can be admitted:
Secondary school leaving certificate (after 10th grade)
A successfully completed, at least two-year relevant vocational training (e.g., fulltime vocational school for childcare or social assistance
A successfully completed, at least two-year vocational training and a minimum of 600 hours of practical experience in social pedagogical institutions
Without vocational training, at least four years of relevant professional experience with a recognized provider of child and youth welfare
Successful completion of a two-year specialized upper-secondary school in the field of social services
Successful completion of a specialized upper-secondary school in any other specialization and one year of practical experience
General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) and one year of practical experience in a social pedagogical institution
Employment contract with a recognized provider of child and youth welfare (minimum of 19.5 hours/week)
Tuition fees: €120 per month
One-time enrollment fee: €50
*In recent years, the state of Saxony-Anhalt has decided on tuition fee exemption. Continuation for the upcoming school year is possible but not yet confirmed.
Tabular curriculum vitae
Proof of practical experience (Employer’s certificate)
School leaving certificate
Professional degrees and qualifications
Proof of professional social activity
Proof of socially obligated employment of at least 19.5 hours per week with a recognized provider of child and youth welfare.
Proof of an extended police clearance certificate not older than 3 months
Copy of Passport
To provide evidence of the admission requirements, we kindly request our applicants to submit certified copies of the original documents of their school and vocational qualifications, as well as all other necessary documents, directly to the vocational school.
A cover letter or letter of motivation is not required
Please send us your application documents as PDF files via email.
Simply and conveniently send us your application documents as PDF files via email.
Jobs: Our foundation offers employment opportunities
We offer positions in the fields of residential care, daycare, after-school care, and inclusive youth work
The part-time vocational training curriculum includes both cross-disciplinary and discipline-specific learning areas.
It comprises a total of 2,400 hours of training. During the training, students accumulate 1,200 hours of practical experience, with 800 hours completed in the first professional field.
This professional field may vary depending on the training and could be in the field of early education, after-school care, child and youth welfare services (e.g., residential group), or inclusive youth work (e.g., youth club).
In the 2nd or 3rd year of training, there is a mandatory internship in a second professional field, which covers an additional 400 hours.
Start of training:
Annually from August 1st
Duration of training:
4-year part-time vocational training
With the submission of the training contract, each student receives a schedule for the entire training.
Completion of training
The training is completed through state examinations:
3 written exams, and possibly oral exams
1 practical exam in which a complex task with children or adolescents in the practice facility needs to be solved
Passing both the theoretical and practical examinations entitles you to use the following professional designations and titles:
The professional designation
The title ‚Bachelor Professional Social Services“
Possible additional qualifications
Dual studies in Social Work
(requires additional hours)
Technical college entrance qualification
(requires additional hours)
After successful completion, one can pursue higher education at a university
We are happy to provide you with advice regarding the training and your application.
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Location & Contact
06406 Bernburg, Germany
(+49) 03471 3740547