BIBB REPORT 03/07 - More training companies - More training places - Less quality?
The suspension of the Ordinance on Trainer Aptitude (AEVO) and its effects
The temporary suspension of the Ordinance on Trainer Aptitude (AEVO) has led to an increase in the number of training places on offer and an increase in the number of enterprises offering in-house vocational training ('training companies'). These increases however have been smaller than expected. At the same time, there are signs that this new arrangement which was passed on 3 May 2003 is having a negative impact on the quality of the training being provided. A clear majority of the enterprises surveyed feels that the AEVO makes a significant contribution to ensuring that training personnel has earned at least a minimum level of qualification and to ensuring the quality of vocational training as a whole. These are the fundamental findings of a study that the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) conducted in cooperation with the Bonn-based SALSS research institute from October 2006 to November 2007.