Berliner AusbildungsQualität

Training as opportunity - vocational education and training can do more!

The Berlin Training Quality project (Berliner AusbildungsQualität, or BAQ) supports companies with trainee programs, helping them to get more out of their initial vocational education and training. The focus is on procedures that help to improve vocational training processes in a systematic and targeted way and to enable their continued development.
Our services are targeted to corporate leaders, managers, employee associations, initial training and quality officers, as well as trainers:

  • Consultation to determine where improvements can be made and specify development goals for initial vocational education and training
  • Workshops and quality working groups for selected quality areas
  • Expert assistance and consulting for the development and implementation of an integrated action plan for quality improvement
  • Support in the generation of the company-specific instruments and working aids
  • Qualification of personnel and training staff along to find quality lines
  • Provision of information and working aids

In addition, a central issue in the project is to attract the other actors in the field of initial vocational education and training in the German state of Berlin for a new perspective on the topic of quality in vocational training. BAQ cooperates with existing networks and works with government offices in Berlin, associations and administrative authorities. The project also sponsors specialized events on training quality issues and the project's findings.

The ABB Ausbildungszentrum Berlin gGmbH is a cooperation partner in the project. ABB supports the work and assists the quality network of companies with training programs at its Pankow Park facility.

The Quality approach to initial education and training

The k.o.s. GmbH quality concept provides companies offering training programs with turn-key working aids that enable them to both assess the quality of their initial vocational education and training programs and plan with a view to the future. It encompasses six quality areas, each of which is supported by a number of quality requirements. With these quality requirements, companies with training programs define their conception of minimum standards of a good training program and how they plan to implement those standards. What results from this examination are quality measures and processes which enable companies to ensure good quality initial training. Quality assurance is based on a company-specific training model.

How companies benefit from the quality concept:

  • More value creation in initial education and training
  • Fewer premature contract terminations
  • More opportunities in a changing initial education and training market

The first phase of the project - from November 2010 to December 2013 - was funded through the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Berlin Senate Administration for Employment, Integration, and Women. It was a component of the focus program "Quality Development and Assurance in Initial Vocational Education and Training" initiated and carried out by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB). More information about the project is available here.
Since 2014 the project has continued within the framework of the Berlin Work program through the Berlin Senate Administration for Employment, Integration, and Women.

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01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015

Contact Person
Christel Weber[at]
Telefone: +49 (0)30 2887 565 10
Patricia Wemken-Stephan
Telefone: +49 (0)30 2887 565 31