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Great value is placed on diplomas and certificates in Germany. After successfully completing a further training course, you should in all cases be issued with proof of participation, a certificate or a diploma. You can submit this proof of proficiency to your employer, enclose it with future job applications, or hand it in to the funding organisation from which you received financial aid. It might allow you to assume new tasks at work. In the case of external training courses, you will usually also receive a document stating the amount of time you spent there. You can also submit this to your employer. If your further training was funded by your company, this is often required by your employer as a tally with your absences. Whatever you do, you should include the training in your CV. Because you can be proud of your success!

Tip:keep your diplomas and include further training in your CV. That way, you will score points when you next apply for a post.

After completing further training

After completing further training, the watchword is – don’t rest on your laurels! To make sure you draw lasting benefit from what you have learned and are able to use it in your line of work, you should take a little time to think back over your course. Think about what went well, and whether the course came up to your expectations. The important thing is to find a way to put what you learned into actual practice. If your line manager or work colleagues see that you are now capable of doing other tasks, that can have a positive impact on your salary and career opportunities. If you were satisfied with your training, evaluating it may help you opt for further more  training in the future. Lastly, do not forget to submit all the required documents, such as diplomas and certificates to your employer or funding body. And: do you remember when you were right at the start of the process, looking for information? So help your colleagues and pass on your knowledge.

Tip: share your experiences so that your colleagues can benefit from your knowledge and you can show what you have learned.

Information on the internet

Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)

“Quality of continuing education and training” checklist (German, English)

Information on further training (German, English)

Alphabetical search for further training opportunities (German, English)

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