AFT and DEKRA discuss initial qualification of professional drivers in Berlin (DE)


On September 26th representatives of DEKRA (DE) and AFT (FR) discussed professional drivers initial qualification and the implementation of directive 2003/59/EC in Germany during an AFT study visit attended by AFT Board members and Presidents of the Regional Committees for vocational training in Transport & Logistics in Berlin (DE).

Dr. Peter Littig (DEKRA Education policy advisor) presented the German dual system in general as well as the 3 year apprenticeship programme for professional drivers to the guests from France. Both topics have been intensively discussed with the French colleagues. Among others questions such as how the overall system is implemented in cooperation between industry, training providers, etc., how the social dialogue as part of the dual system is implemented, how the overall IVET system is funded, what rights and duties apprentices and their employers have and what conclusions can be drawn about how the system works and foreseeable evolutions/trends can be identified. An additional emphasis has been placed on how the implementation of Directive 2003/59 fits in to this system.

Presentation Dr. Peter Littig