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Vocational Cooperative Training Program

PiA-Ausbildung: Classroom training combined with paid on-the-job training

Applicants for "PiA-Ausbildung" are required to have one of the following prerequisites in order to apply:

  1. previous work experience
  2. or general qualification for university entrance (12-year high school diploma)
  3. or higher education entrance qualification (A-levels)
  4. or a certificate of the entitlement to study at a university of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife)

About the Vocational Cooperative Training Program "PiA-Ausbildung"

  • You sign a formal written training contract with the Protestant Vocational School of Social Pedagogy.
  • You sign a formal written employment contract with a daycare facility, which pays you a salary.
  • You are entitled to 30 vacation days per year according to the collective labour agreement regulations.
  • During the regular school holidays, you work at the daycare facility or take paid vacation.
  • Upon successful completion of the Vocational Cooperative Training Program you receive a €400,00 bonus.

Information for the application process:

If you do not have a German School Leaving Certificate, it will be necessary for you to obtain verification, a so-called approval, from the State Administrative Council in Stuttgart (Regierungspräsidium – Stuttgart). Please find more information: Schulabschluss im Ausland 

Online Application Form for "Haller Fachschule" (Evangelische Fachschule für Sozialpädagogik Schwäbisch Hall): Bewerbungsformular PiA