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VET Glossary
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.

A method of competency acquisition which employs print, radio, television, computer-based communications, satellite broadcasting, teleconferencing or other educational technologies which allows students to study on their own without having to regularly attend classes in conventional classrooms, or education imparted at a distance through communication media: radio, TV, telephone, correspondence, computer or video.

Source: TESDA 2010, Philippines

A dual course of study is defined as a course of study at a university with integrated vocational training or periods of practical experience in a company. It differs from traditional courses of study in its increased practical orientation. Another key feature are the two learning locations: university and business. Vocational practice and study are closely integrated with one another in terms of both organisation and curriculum.

cf also: dual study programme

Source: BIBB

A dual course of study is defined as a course of study at a university or vocational academy with integrated vocational training or periods of practical experience in a company. It differs from traditional courses of study in its increased practical orientation. Another key feature are the two learning locations: university and business. Vocational practice and study are closely integrated with one another in terms of both organisation and curriculum.

cf also: dual higher education programme

Source: BIBB

Education or training combining periods in an educational institution or training centre and in the workplace. The alternance scheme can take place on a weekly, monthly or yearly basis. Depending on the country and applicable status, participants may be contractually linked to the employer and/or receive a remuneration. (Also referred to as Alternance training).

Source: CEDEFOP 2014, Europe

Detailed information about the German dual VET System


The German vocational education and training system, also known as the dual training system, is highly recognized worldwide due to its combination of theory and training embedded in a real-life work environment.

cf dual system 

Source: BMBF