# Vocational training
There are more than 320 occupations in Germany requiring formal training. What is the dual training system? This is the standard way of learning an occupation in Germany: a great deal of practical work, combined with study at a vocational school. You can find out more about vocational training here: From the initial medical examination for trainees to training times, possibilities for deducting periods in education from the overall length of training, successful applications to vocational schools and final exams.To Services
Information about Rights & Duties
If you do not live with your parents during your training, you can apply for vocational training allowance to cover your living expenses.
You want to start working life as a young person? Then you must have a medical examination before starting work.
As a person with disabilities, you can receive training allowance to cover your living costs if you take part in certain training measures.
If you need financial support for your school education or your studies, you can apply for a temporary low-interest education loan under certain conditions.
If you are continuing your education, you can receive financial support under the Upgrading Training Assistance Act (Aufstiegsfortbildungsförderungsgesetz, AFBG) under certain conditions.
You can reduce your BAföG debt by repaying the loan early.