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Apply for support for people with disabilities who would like to complete an apprenticeship


If you need special help with vocational training due to physical, psychological, sensory or learning impairments, you can obtain a vocational qualification in a recognized training occupation with a rehabilitation-specific training. This can also be a specialist practitioner training for people with disabilities. You will complete your training in accordance with the currently valid training regulations or training regulations and their training framework plans.

You can then either complete your training

  • in the company with the support of an educational institution (in-company training)
  • or directly in an educational institution
  • or in a vocational rehabilitation institution.

If the Employment Agency is your responsible rehabilitation provider, it will bear the costs.

The funding period covers the duration of the training, usually 2 to 3 years. If you have to repeat exams and thus extend your training period, the funding will also be extended.

In-company training

If you complete in-company training, you and your training company can receive support. You will be supported in:

  • to get a company-based training place,
  • Successfully complete their training through needs-based socio-pedagogical and partly also psychological support and
  • subsequently obtain employment on the labour market.

An educational institution accompanies you throughout the entire training period with teaching, support and advice services and helps you with problems in vocational school and company. Your training company also receives support from your educational institution. They conclude the training contract with the company and receive a training allowance from the training company. In addition, you are entitled to transitional allowance or training allowance. However, your training allowance will be deducted. The cost of support from the educational institution is paid by the Employment Agency.

Off-the-company training

If you are unable to undergo training in the company, you can do the training at an educational institution or in a vocational rehabilitation institution that is equipped to meet the special needs of young people with disabilities (off-the-job training). Depending on the target group and equipment, the providers have their own training workshops, offices and companies with workplace design suitable for the disabled and support you pedagogically and partly psychologically. Vocational rehabilitation facilities also offer living and leisure facilities and are available for occupational health issues.

The goal is that you complete as much practical training as possible in a training-authorized cooperation company in your area. At the same time, you will usually attend the local vocational school. You conclude the training contract with your educational institution. This accompanies you throughout the entire training period with teaching, support and advisory services, coordinates the course of training and helps you with problems in vocational school and company.

You define the training goal in consultation with your consultant at the Employment Agency. At the end of the training period, you take your examination before the competent chamber. Your educational institution or vocational rehabilitation institution prepares you for this and also helps you cope with learning stress and exam anxiety. During your training, you will not receive any training allowance. However, you are entitled to either transitional allowance or training allowance and you are covered by social security. The entire training costs are paid by the Employment Agency.

Whether you can do a rehabilitation-specific training – company-supported or off-the-company – depends, among other things, on the

  • whether the measure is suitable for you and your specific case in order to increase your chances of successfully completing your training,
  • what your personal inclinations are and how they can be useful in professional life,
  • what activities you would like to carry out and
  • how the training and labour market is currently developing.

If you want to do an apprenticeship and you need special support or assistance due to your disabilities, you can do the training in companies or institutions that is tailored to your specific needs.

In order to receive rehabilitation-specific training, you must contact your employment agency:

  • Make an appointment with the vocational rehabilitation and participation team of your employment agency.
    • If you do not yet have a personal contact person in the Employment Agency, make an appointment under the free telephone number 0800 4555500.
  • In the consultation, it will be clarified whether the rehabilitation-specific training is suitable for you.
  • If your consultant determines that a rehabilitation-specific training is suitable for you, you will be immediately reserved for it. Your consultant will also discuss with you the forms you need to fill out. It also states when and where the measure begins and what you need for it.
  • You will receive a written notification as soon as a place to participate is available.
  • The Employment Agency registers you with the educational institution or the vocational rehabilitation institution.
  • You conclude a training contract with a company or, in the case of an off-the-job training, with an educational institution or vocational rehabilitation institution and start your training.
  • You have a disability and your rehabilitation provider is the Federal Employment Agency.
  • You have completed compulsory schooling, but have not completed vocational training. A second vocational training can be promoted if the completion of the second vocational training is necessary for your permanent vocational integration.
  • Your prospects of participating in working life are permanently significantly reduced due to the nature or severity of your disability.
    • Or: You are threatened with a disability with the same professional consequences.
  • Due to the nature and severity of your disability, the general statutory benefits are not sufficient to promote your participation in working life.
  • They are willing to be professionally educated or otherwise integrated professionally.
  • It can be expected that you will reach the end of the training and that your disability-related limitations will not (again) cause you difficulties in participating in working life.

When contacting your consultant, please ask which documents you need.

A few weeks to several months, depending on when the next start of training is possible.

Forms: none
Online procedure possible: no
Written form required: no
Personal appearance necessary: yes

The consultant will clarify together with you which forms you need to fill out or which documents you need to submit if you are eligible for rehabilitation-specific training.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

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