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KSH Munich

Munich campus

Preysingstr. 95

81667 München

Telefon: +49 89 48092–900

Telefax: +49 89 48092–1900

info.muc@ksh-m.de

Ground plan

Benediktbeuern campus

Don-Bosco-Str. 1 

83671 Benediktbeuern

Telefon: +49 8857 88-500

Telefax: +49 8857 88-599

info.bb@ksh-m.de

Ground plan

International Bridging Seminar in Social Work for Bavaria

Study location

Study location

Munich (Institute for Advanced and Further Training, IF)

Scientific director

Scientific director

Prof. Dr. Burghard Pimmer-Jüsten

Academic qualification

Academic qualification

further education certificate

Start of the programme

Start of the programme

at the start of the semester (September, March)

Standard period of study

Standard period of study

2 semesters

Application period

Application period

the places are allocated according to the date of receipt of the application documents

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State recognition

Do you have a foreign university degree in social work or social education, and now want to obtain state recognition as a social education worker? To do so, you should take the following steps:

 

1) Recognition counselling

The International Bridging Seminar in Social Work for Bavaria further education programme is a sub-project of the MigraNet - IQ Landesnetzwerk Bayern, which is the Bavarian regional network in the federal funding programme network "Integration through Qualification (IQ)" (Network IQ). Please first contact one of the local IQ counselling centres in Bavaria. Here you can get detailed information about the individual steps towards state recognition, which documents are required, and how the procedure works.

 

Information is available at:

MigraNet Bayern

 

2) Applying for state recognition

The application for state recognition as a social education worker must be submitted to the Anerkennungsstelle für Sozial- und Kindheitspädagogen (state certification authority for social and childhood educators) at the Bavarian Centre for Families and Social Affairs (ZBFS) in Würzburg, Bavaria. Your documents will be checked there and you will be notified of the outcome.

  • Positive notification: The professional qualifications you have acquired and your proficiency in German are sufficient without any further requirements, and you obtain state recognition immediately.

  • Partially positive notification: You still require further specialist qualifications and/or proof of proficiency in German in order to obtain state recognition. You must therefore complete a bridging measure or pass an aptitude test.

  • Negative notification: Your qualification does not correspond with a German university degree in social work. In this case, please contact a qualification and recognition counselling centre.

 

You can find more information and the application documents at:

ZBFS Bavaria

 

3) Language proficiency at B2 level

Proficiency in German at B2 level is a prerequisite for state recognition as well as for participation in the International Bridging Seminar. The B2 language certificate must be submitted before commencing studies.

 

4) Clarify residence status

If you come from a non-EU country and therefore require a visa, you should clarify in advance which residence permit you require for the duration of the bridging course. Please contact a qualification and recognition counselling centre, which will assist you in this regard. 

 

5) Participation in the International Bridging Seminar

More information is available on this page.

 

Objectives & contents

The International Bridging Seminar in Social Work for Bavaria is a bridging programme for social education workers with a foreign qualification. The goal is to provide the required bridging measures for the students, so that they can obtain professional and/or state recognition.

 

The legal basis of the further education programme is:

  • Bayerisches Berufsqualifikationsfeststellungsgesetz (Bavarian Vocational Qualification Act, BayBQFG)
  • Bayerisches Sozial- und Kindheitspädagogengesetz (Bavarian Social and Childhood Educators Act, BaySozKiPadG)

The International Bridging Seminar is officially recognised as a bridging programme by the Anerkennungsstelle für Sozial- und Kindheitspädagogen (state certification authority for social and childhood educators) in Würzburg. The contents correspond with the level of the Bavarian Bachelor's degree programmes in social work.

Structure of the curriculum

The International Bridging Seminar offers 30 places on the course per semester. The programme is offered part-time over 2 semesters; insofar as and as long as students are completing the practical module, it is deemed to be full-time study. The course is modular, and is focussed on the bridging requirements stipulated by the state certification authority in Würzburg. Every module is completed with an examination.

 

The programme is offered in five modules:

  • Practice and practical seminar
  • Profession seminar
  • Seminar in law and administration
  • Management of social organisations
  • Related disciplines seminar (sociology, education in social work)

In cooperation with the Münchner Volkshochschule (MVHS) adult education centre, seminar days are offered on the topic of "work-related German" to students with German as a second language. The seminars for the International Bridging Seminar are usually held from Friday to Saturday or Thursday to Saturday. Every semester begins with a block week. A timetable is published two months before studies start.

 

A further education certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the course. This is the basis for state recognition of the foreign social education qualification by the state certification authority in Würzburg.

Applications & admission

As soon as you have received notification of the decision by the state certification authority in Würzburg, you can apply for the bridging programme "International Bridging Seminar in Social Work for Bavaria Further Education Programme".

 

Applications are possible at any time. Places are allocated according to the date of receipt of the application documents. Please include the following documents:

  • curriculum vitae
  • copy of the bridging measures certificate issued by the state certification authority in Würzburg
  • a certified copy of the German translation of the university qualifications acquired abroad
  • B2 language certificate (please also refer to the admission requirements in this regard)
  • copy of the passport and the current residence permit
  • confirmation of membership of a health insurance company

Every candidate will be offered a personal consultation session to clarify their individual requirements. Consultation by telephone or e-mail is also possible.

 

Please send the documents to the following address:

Katholische Stiftungshochschule München

Sereen Haftmann

Preysingstr. 95, 81667 München

Costs

Participation in the International Bridging Seminar in Social Work for Bavaria is free of charge. Membership fees of approximately €129,40 per semester must be paid to the Studentenwerk München (student union). Payment takes place via the KSH, and the details will be announced in good time before the start of studies.

 

The seminars are mostly held on the campus of the KSH in Munich. On one or two weekends per semester, seminars are also held in Nuremberg (or northern Bavaria). On such occasions, there may be costs involved for the participants for travel and accommodation in Munich and/or Nuremberg.

Project leader and Contact
Sereen Haftmann
+49 89 48092-8420
Office: 6.116, monday to friday von 10.00 am to 1 pm
Team Assistant
Oleksandra Salabay
+49 89 48092-8490
Office: 6.116, monday to friday von 10.00 am to 1 pm

Sub-project of the Network IQ

The International Bridging Seminar in Social Work for Bavaria further education programme is funded through the IQ programme by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) and the European Social Fund (ESF). The "Integration through Qualification (IQ)" funding programme aims to achieve sustainable improvement in the labour market integration of adults with a migrant background. The first two priority areas of the programme are financed with funds from the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) and the European Social Fund (ESF). Strategic partners in implementing the programme are the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Employment Agency (BA).

 

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