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Our Subjects and Range of Courses

    Farming Department

  • BEK   Career entry-level vocational training
  • Livestock and crop farming
  • Floristic

    Construction Engineering Department

  • BVJ   Pre-vocational training
  • BEK   Career entry-level vocational training
  • BFS   1-year full-time vocational school for building construction
  • Carpentry
  • Masonry
  • Roofing

    Wood Engineering Department

  • BVJ   Pre-vocational training
  • BEK   Career entry-level vocational training
  • BFS   1-year full-time vocational school for joinery and cabinet making
  • Joinery and cabinet making


 

 

 

 


    Paint Technology and Interior Design Department

  • BVJ   Pre-vocational training
  • BEK   Career entry-level vocational training
  • Metal coating
  • Coating
  • Spray painting
  • Painting
  • Interior decorating

  • Meisterkurse   Master craftsman courses for paint and coating engineering
  • Fachschule   2-year trade and technical college for paint and coating engineering (vocational tertiary education)
 

    Printing Engineering, Media Technology and
    Packaging Technology Department

  • BVJ   Pre-vocational training
  • BFS   1-year full-time vocational school for printing and media technology
  • Media design
  • Packaging technology
  • Printing

    Personal Hygiene and Cosmetics Department

  • BEK   Career entry-level vocational training
  • BFS   1-year full-time vocational school for body care and cosmetics
  • Personal hygiene and cosmetics


 

 

 

 

    Nutrition Department and Home Economics

  • BVJ   Pre-vocational training
  • BEK   Career entry-level vocational training
  • BFS   1-year full-time vocational school for catering industry
  • Hotel business
  • Restaurant business
  • Cooking
  • Bakery
  • Butchery
  • Sale of food products/grocery
  • Home economy


    Vocational Secondary Education Department

  • BVJ   Pre-vocational training
  • BEK   Career entry-level vocational training

  • Vocational Upper Secondary Education Department

  • FOS Technik   Vocational upper secondary school for construction engineering
  • FOS Gestaltung   Vocational upper secondary school for design and media engineering

  • With:
  • 1-year course for fully skilled craftsmen and craftswomen enabling students to study at any university of applied science
  • 2-year course, where 960 hours of monitored work experience is mandatory during the 1st year – the qualification enables students to study at any university of applied science


Acronyms and Abbreviations

BVJ

Berufsvorbereitungsjahr School-based pre-vocational training year full time

BEK

Berufseinstiegsklasse Career entry-level vocational Training full time

BFS

Teilqualifizierende Berufsfachschule Full-time vocational school programmes which lead to partial vocational qualification full time

FOS Gestaltung

Fachoberstufe Gestaltung Vocational upper secondary school for design and media engineering full time

FOS Technik

Fachoberstufe Technik Vocational upper secondary school for construction engineering full time

Fachschule

  2-year trade and technical college for paint and coating engineering (vocational tertiary education) full time

Meisterkurse

  2-year trade and technical college for paint and coating engineering (vocational tertiary education) full time

All other vocational training courses are carried out in two centres of learning and this concept is called the dual system. The companies who carry out the training are committed by contract to teach the practical vocational skills and qualifications to the trainees. Walter-Gropius-Schule is responsible for teaching the theory and examining students in the qualification required.

As a result, training in the vocational school is part time. In general the trainees attend trade-related classes in school on one day and receive four days on-the-job training in their companies.