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Apply for funding at the Jobcenter for people with disabilities who want to complete further training


If you need special help with professional reorientation or reorientation due to physical, psychological, sensory or learning impairments, you can do rehabilitation-specific further training. You can then continue your training either

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

During your further education you are covered by social insurance. The training costs are paid by the job centre, provided that the Federal Employment Agency is your responsible rehabilitation provider. Depending on the eligibility requirements, you are entitled to unemployment benefit II during further training.

The aim of further training is, for example, to improve your chances of integration on the labour market through qualification and to find employment appropriate to health. The following measures are possible:

Rehabilitation Preparation Course (RVL)

In the RVL you will receive support services that prepare you for retraining. In addition, you will be supported in your search for a suitable retraining company. The RVL usually lasts 3 months.

Continuing vocational training with a degree

Through further training with a degree (= retraining), you can obtain a vocational qualification in a recognised training occupation. The retraining period usually covers 2/3 of the regular training period of the career goal. The entire retraining period is funded. If you have to repeat exams and this extends your retraining period, the funding will also be extended.

If you complete in-company retraining, you will receive socio-educational and, in some cases, psychological support depending on your individual needs. The aim is for you to successfully complete your retraining and then find employment on the labour market.

An educational institution accompanies you throughout the entire retraining period with teaching, support and counselling offers and helps you with problems in vocational school and company.

If you are not able to retrain in the company, you can complete it in an educational institution or a vocational rehabilitation institution.

The theoretical part of the retraining takes place in the educational institution or the institution for vocational rehabilitation and in vocational schools. Part of the retraining are also support and remedial lessons as well as offers for exam preparation. The practical parts of the retraining are carried out by companies with which, where appropriate, a retraining or cooperation agreement is concluded.

Continuing vocational training without a qualification

As part of further training without a degree, you can adapt your qualifications and knowledge to the current requirements of the labour market.

The content, duration and orientation of further training measures without a qualification are diverse. They can include knowledge transfer, but also support for taking up work on the labour market and operational phases. This includes integration measures.

Depending on the target group and equipment, the (educational) institutions have their own workshops, offices and companies with disability-friendly workplace design and provide you with pedagogical and partly psychological support.

Vocational rehabilitation facilities also offer accommodation and leisure facilities and are available for occupational health questions.

Whether you can complete rehabilitation-specific further training – with company support or in an (educational) institution – depends, among other things, on:

  • whether the measure is suitable for you and your specific case to increase your chances on the labour market,
  • what your personal inclinations are and how they can be useful in professional life,
  • which activities you have carried out so far and
  • how the labour market is currently developing.

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

  • Make an appointment with the Vocational Rehabilitation and Participation team of your employment agency or the integration specialist in your job centre.
    • If you do not yet have a personal contact person at the Employment Agency, make an appointment via the service hotline of the Federal Employment Agency.
    • If you are already being looked after by the job centre, make an appointment with your personal integration specialist.
  • In the consultation, it will be clarified whether a rehabilitation-specific further education is suitable for you.
  • If your advisor determines that a rehabilitation-specific training course is suitable for you, you will be immediately marked for it. Your advisor will also discuss with you the forms you need to fill out. You can also fill in the documents online.
  • You will receive a written notification as soon as a place is available.
  • The Employment Agency or the Job Centre registers you with the educational institution or the vocational rehabilitation institution.
  • You conclude a training/participation contract with the training provider or institution and start your further education.

If you would like to complete rehabilitation-specific training, the following requirements apply:

  • You have a disability and your rehabilitation provider is the Federal Employment Agency.
  • Your prospects of participating in working life are significantly diminished not only temporarily because of the nature or severity of your disabilities.
    • Or: You are threatened with a disability with the same professional consequences.
  • Due to the nature and severity of your disabilities
    • the general benefits are not sufficient to promote your participation in working life,
    • you need special support from an educational institution or
    • you must undergo further training in a special institution of vocational rehabilitation.
  • They are prepared to undergo vocational training or to be professionally integrated in some other way.
  • You can be expected to complete the training.

When contacting the Employment Agency or the Job Center, please ask which documents you need.

Processing usually takes several weeks. After approval of the service, the measure should begin as soon as possible in coordination with the provider.

Objection to the job centre that issued the decision. Further information on how to file an objection can be found in the respective notification.

Forms available: No
Written form required: No
Informal application possible: Yes
Personal appearance required: No
Online services available: Yes

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS)

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