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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Register for a vocational preparation year


The vocational preparation year (BVJ) provides pupils with specialist and general learning content and prepares them for vocational training. It is a specific type of vocational school designed to make it easier for young people to enter dual vocational training, full-time education or employment.

The BVJ enables pupils to complete their compulsory schooling and at the same time gives them the opportunity to obtain a secondary general school certificate.

In the BVJ, basic vocational knowledge is taught in two occupational areas: It serves to provide vocational orientation, to expand general education and to acquire basic key qualifications.

They are still subject to compulsory schooling,

  • But cannot find an apprenticeship or a place at a secondary school after finishing or dropping out of school
  • You need vocational preparation
  • have completed a special school for the learning disabled or a special school with compensatory classes or have attended for at least 9 years.

Pupils who have not reached the end of year 8 after nine years of attending secondary school or comprehensive school are also accepted.

  • a covering letter
  • a curriculum vitae
  • last school reports or final certificates

Many schools provide information and application forms on their homepage.

If you need help choosing from various training opportunities or information about individual professions, the careers information center (BIZ for short) at the Federal Employment Agency is there to help you.

Experienced staff there will help you with advice and information material. You can obtain free brochures and films that provide information on professions and courses of study and brief information on admission requirements.

If you are interested in a BVJ, you should first clarify which schools offer lessons in the desired vocational areas.

  • Possible vocational areas are, for example
    • agriculture
    • construction technology
    • Electrical engineering
    • Nutrition and home economics
    • Color technology and interior design
    • Health, care, personal hygiene
    • Wood technology
    • Metal technology
    • Textile technology and design
    • Business and administration
  • The registration procedure is usually handled directly by the BVJ provider.
  • The BVJ takes place at vocational schools.

Further information can also be found on the Saxony-Anhalt education server.

Ministry of Education of the State of Saxony-Anhalt

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