Germany offers many opportunities for further education after leaving school or university. Under the term „Erwachsenenbildung“ (adult education) a range of offers in various locations are advertised. Adults can catch up on school certificates, attend language courses, obtain special qualifications such as computer skills or further their career options.
The following sections will provide an overview of adult education offers in Bremerhaven.
Frequently asked questions
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You can achieve different goals by taking an adult education course. There are several language courses, that will help you improve your German language skills. If you don’t have a School diploma yet, there are courses you can take to get a school diploma. There are also general courses on topics such as health and culture. There are also special courses for acquiring key skills (including computer skills, knowledge of accounting, management), as well as continuing education courses for people with special previous knowledge.
The entry requirements vary from course to course. Literacy programmes and more general knowledge courses can often be attended without previous knowledge. Other courses in further education where key qualifications can be obtained might require specific previous knowledge and therefore have different conditions for entrance.
Find out what you need for a course beforehand.
Bremerhaven has a number of charitable institutions that offer courses for little money. You can find more information on the institutions websites
People who receive welfare support (ALG 2 und Sozialhilfe) can apply for the costs of further education courses to be transferred to the Jobcentre, using education vouchers (Bildungsgutscheine) which can be obtained from the responsible Jobcentre.
Refugees are entitled to attend integration courses. The costs vary between 1,55€ und 1,95€ per hour. More information can be found here BAMF.