From initial vocational training into higher education?

The significance of work experience as an admission criterion for those with vocational qualifications

Coverbild: BWP 3/2015
Issue/Year (Volume) 3/2015 (44)
Page(s) 24-27

In the course of the reform of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate’s Higher Education Law in the year 2010, the State’s Ministry of Education, Science, Continuing Education and Cultural Affairs initiated a model project to test how far it is possible to dispense with occupational experience as a standard criterion for granting access to higher education to those with vocational qualifications. The findings presented in the article indicate that the duration of work experience is far less significant to degree-course success in comparison to other factors such as subject affiliation or the compatibility of higher education studies and working life.