Specialized secondary school health and social herman nohl school

Fachoberschule Gesundheit und SozialesAttendance at the Fachoberschule is particularly interesting for Realschule graduates who wish to study at a university of applied sciences or improve their chances on the training market. With subsequent studies in a corresponding occupational field, graduates of the Fachoberschule Gesundheit und Soziales have a clear competence advantage. In principle, however, it is possible to study at a university of applied sciences in any discipline.

Admission requirements

Anyone who can prove that they have a Realschulabschluss (secondary school leaving certificate) or an equivalent qualification can be admitted to Class 11 of the Fachoberschule Gesundheit und Soziales (specialized secondary school for health and social services).

Please note:
According to BbS-VO (Annex 5 to §33, §3 Paragraph 1, Sentence 2), prior to admission to Class 11 of a specialized upper secondary school, participation in a counseling interview conducted by an extracurricular public-law institution, in which the legal guardians had the opportunity to participate, must be proven. This proof must be submitted with the application documents. In Hildesheim, the vocational guidance of the employment agency will provide this advice. We strongly recommend that you make an appointment there in good time, preferably by telephone on 0800/4555500, by e-mail or by using this contact form.

Direct entry into grade 12 is possible for those who can prove that they have completed secondary school and have successfully completed at least two years of relevant vocational training or an equivalent level of education. This also applies, for example, to state-certified social assistants as well as nursing assistants.

Class 11

In grade 11, training takes the form of internships and school-based instruction. The internships comprise a total of at least 960 hours. These are available on three to four days with ca. 24 hours per week to be completed. The internship should begin as early as the beginning of August, d.h. possibly during the summer vacations, in order to achieve the required workload by the end of the school year. A total of 960 hours must be completed in order to be transferred to grade 12. (Applicants will receive further information about the internships with the confirmation of their school place).

The internships in the focus area of social pedagogy are to be completed in the following areas:

– Social pedagogical internship (480 hours) in social or. Industrial internship (240 hours) in industrial, commercial or craft enterprises – Nursing internship (240 hours) in hospitals or homes for the elderly

The internships in the health-care specialization must be completed in two of the three specified practice fields (i.e. A+B, A+C or B+C):

– Practical field A: Outpatient facilities (480 hours) (z.B. doctors' practices, health offices, nursing services, workshops for the disabled, occupational therapy, speech therapy or physiotherapy practices, counseling centers) – Practice field B: Inpatient facilities (480 hours) (z.B. Ward service; hospital social service or pastoral care; home for the disabled, elderly or nursing home) – Practical field C: Commercial health care (480 hours) (z.B. health insurance companies, pharmacies, orthopedic workshops, medical supply or health food stores, opticians or acousticians, med. foot care) – Comprehensive information about the internships in the Fachoberschule as well as the required forms can be found here in the internship regulations.

Classes are held one or two days a week. General education subjects are German, English, mathematics and politics. In addition, depending on the focus, there are four hours in the respective profile subject, i.e. either social pedagogy or health nursing.

In grade 12, classes are held five days a week. The general education curriculum is expanded to include the subject of natural sciences. Above all, the profile subjects are now studied in greater depth: In both concentrations, there are now twelve occupation-related lessons per week (with business and economics as well as information processing).

Attendance at the specialized secondary school is free of charge. Textbooks can be borrowed for a fee. Copying costs must be paid by the students. Students can be accepted.

If the individual requirements are met, BAfoG funding is possible. The responsible funding office, d.h. the BAfoG office of your place of residence or. District decides (addresses of the municipal BAfoG offices in Lower Saxony).


Upon passing the final examination at the Fachoberschule, students are awarded the Fachhochschulreife, i.e. the right to study all subjects at universities of applied sciences.

Graduates who have already completed vocational training can apply for class 13 of a Berufsoberschule (vocational high school). There, the subject-linked university entrance qualification can be acquired, with proof of a second foreign language also the general university entrance qualification (Abitur).

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