German dual system

Learn more about the effectiveness of German dual vocational education and training (VET) in English or your native language. The links take you to materials which are freely available from external sources.

The presentations, documents and films explain the German dual VET system, its key elements and its focus on the needs of the economy.

Films about the German dual system

Dual VET - Vocational Education and Training in Germany

Dual VET - Vocational Education and Training in Germany

⇒ Arabic, Chinese, German, English, Farsi, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Publisher: GOVET - German Office for International Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training (VET)


Vocational Education and Training in Germany - Assuring the Future

Vocational Education and Training in Germany - Assuring the Future

⇒ Arabic, Chinese, German, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish

Publisher: Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)


Dual education and training on Indian TV

Dual education and training on Indian TV

⇒ Hindi, English

Hunnarbaaz! Skilled to Win! is a weekly Indian television show about vocational education and training which is broadcast on the Doordarshan National state television channel. iMOVE accompanied and supported the filming team from India during shooting in the Bonn area in Germany. The film was broadcasted in mid-June 2017.


Basic VET information

The German VET System

The German VET System

⇒ English

Publisher: Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)


VET Glossary

VET Glossary

⇒ English

Publisher: Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)


Presentations on Dual VET in Germany

Dual VET in Germany

⇒ Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese

Publisher: GOVET - German Office for International Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training (VET)


Presentations on the stakeholders of the German VET system

Stakeholders of the German VET system

⇒ Albanian, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish

Publisher: GOVET - German Office for International Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training (VET)


VET systems in Europe: Germany 2018

VET in Europe: Germany

⇒ English

Publisher:  Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), Cedefop - ReferNet Germany


Vocational Education and Training in Germany – Through practice and theory to skilled employee

VET in Germany – Through practice and theory to skilled employee

⇒ German, French, Spanish

Publisher: Konrad Adenauer Foundation


Statistics and data about German VET

Spotlight on VET Germany

Spotlight on VET Germany

⇒ English

Publisher: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP)


VET in Europe – Country report Germany

VET in Europe – Country report Germany

⇒ English

Publisher: Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), ReferNet Germany