VET Glossary

Terms of the German VET system

The glossary is a source for terms and definitions which are used in the field of vocational education and training. Emphasis is placed on its usage in the context of the German dual system. The VET Glossary is a work in progress and updated and expanded on an ongoing basis.

(ISCED 6 / Bachelor's or equivalent level): Programmes at ISCED level 6, or Bachelor’s or equivalent level, are often designed to provide participants with intermediate academic and/or professional knowledge, skills and competencies, leading to a first degree or equivalent qualification. Programmes at this level are typically theoretically-based but may include practical components and are informed by state of the art research and/or best professional practice. They are traditionally offered by universities and equivalent tertiary educational institutions.

Source: UNESCO UIS 2013, Global 

The Board is the advisory body of the German government in all issues relating to vocational education and training. The BIBB Board includes representatives of the employers, the trade unions, the federal states and the Federal Government, all of whom have equal voting rights.

Source: BIBB, Germany