You have received a job application with a professional qualification obtained abroad and do not know how to determine whether the qualification is appropriate for the employment you are offering. Or: You are wondering whether your employees have skills and qualifications acquired in vocational training abroad which have not yet been fully exploited.
The BQ-Portal helps you evaluate foreign qualifications in cases where no formal recognition is required. For this purpose, the portal provides you with information on the actual contents of foreign professional training programs so that you can assess the qualification yourself. This guidance outlines how to understand the foreign credentials and find the required information in the BQ-Portal [in German].
The country profiles give you an overview of vocational training systems in other countries, thereby helping you assess the quality of a professional qualification in the context of the country’s education and training system. Profiles include information on the structure of the educational system, its particularities as well as key facts and figures. Each profile also includes an illustration of the education and training system where you can see which level (e.g. assistant, fully qualified professional) the foreign qualification corresponds to.
The professional profiles provide you with information on the contents and duration of foreign professional training programs, and also include translated excerpts from relevant training or further training regulations. This list of professional profiles is continually extended.
Furthermore, you may put your candidate’s qualifications to the test as part of an internship in your company. This way, you can find out whether the candidate fits with the job requirements and your organization’s culture.