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Training the trainer pursuant to the German Ordinance on Trainer Aptitude (Ausbilder-Eignungsverordnung, AEVO)

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

By passing the trainer aptitude examination, you prove that you are suitable to carry out the vocational training of trainees and apprentices.

You must prove, as a trainer, that you possess the fundamental teaching, organisational and legal knowledge required to conduct vocational training and that you are also familiar with the key training methods.

In company-based vocational education and training, trainer aptitude is essential; in many sectors in which companies operate it is an important additional qualification. It is an integral part of numerous advanced training qualifications.

This proficiency is tested in an examination. The examination comprises a written part and a practical part.

In the written part of the examination, you are required to address case-related tasks from all areas of activity. The written examination usually lasts three hours. One set of examination materials consists of approximately 70 tasks. As a rule candidates take the examination using a PC.

In the practical part of the examination, you have to tackle a typical training situation through a role play or presentation and then explain your approach in a detailed discussion.

The examination is passed if a grade of at least “sufficient” (“ausreichend”) is awarded for each part of the examination. A failed examination can be retaken twice within one individual examination process. Any part of the examination that is passed can be credited.

You should prepare thoroughly for the examination. There are numerous private providers who for example offer preparatory courses for the examination. However, this is not a statutory requirement for registering for the examination.

The examinations take place on fixed dates at Chambers of Commerce and Industry (, IHK), Chambers of Skilled Trades & Crafts (, HWKs) and at other competent authorities responsible for vocational education and training.


Process flow

You register for the examination in accordance with the rules of the respective competent authority.

  • You receive an invitation to sit the examination. The invitation confirms your formal acceptance for entry to the examination.
  • Late registration for the examination usually incurs an additional administrative fee as per the schedule of fees.
  • On the day of the examination, you must present an identity document as set forth in the invitation to sit the examination.
  • As a rule, the practical part of the exam is taken after the written part of the exam.
  • If you pass the overall examination, you will receive a certificate.
Requirements
  • No formal entry requirements
Which documents are required?
  • Official photo ID for verification of identity at the examination
What are the fees?

Fees apply for taking the examinations: these are governed by the fee regulations of the competent authority for the region and are listed on the website of the relevant authority.

Processing duration

The complete examination process lasts around three months.

Legal basis
Appeal

The forms of legal remedy are shown on the notifications issued during the examination procedure (notification of failure to pass the examination, notification of having passed the examination, notification of fees).

Applications / forms
  • Form: Registration for the trainer aptitude examination
  • Online procedure: Registration online is possible in some cases
  • Appearance in person required: Yes, to take the examination
  • Written form requirement as per German Civil Code Art.126: No
What else should I know?

The examination procedure is carried out in German only.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag

Teaser

By passing the trainer aptitude examination, you prove that you are suitable to carry out the vocational training of trainees and apprentices.

Process flow

You register for the examination in accordance with the rules of the respective competent authority.

  • You receive an invitation to sit the examination. The invitation confirms your formal acceptance for entry to the examination.
  • Late registration for the examination usually incurs an additional administrative fee as per the schedule of fees.
  • On the day of the examination, you must present an identity document as set forth in the invitation to sit the examination.
  • As a rule, the practical part of the exam is taken after the written part of the exam.
  • If you pass the overall examination, you will receive a certificate.

Requirements

  • No formal entry requirements

Which documents are required?

  • Official photo ID for verification of identity at the examination

What are the fees?

Fees apply for taking the examinations: these are governed by the fee regulations of the competent authority for the region and are listed on the website of the relevant authority.

Processing duration

The complete examination process lasts around three months.

Legal basis

Appeal

The forms of legal remedy are shown on the notifications issued during the examination procedure (notification of failure to pass the examination, notification of having passed the examination, notification of fees).

Applications / forms

  • Form: Registration for the trainer aptitude examination
  • Online procedure: Registration online is possible in some cases
  • Appearance in person required: Yes, to take the examination
  • Written form requirement as per German Civil Code Art.126: No

What else should I know?

The examination procedure is carried out in German only.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag

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