Interdisciplinary Bachelor

Recognition of externally acquired key competencies in the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree

Recognition in Areas A and B: by ZQS/Key Competencies

ZQS/Key Competencies is responsible for accrediting externally acquired key competencies in the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree (Areas A and B of Professional Skills Development).

Recognition in Area C: each subject has its own internship coordinator

In contrast, each department has its own Practical Training Officer, who is responsible for recognition in Area C (practical training in the occupational field). If you have any questions concerning Area C, please contact your internship coordinator directly.

  • Background

    Following an extensive consultation process, and with the significant participation of student representatives, the Academic Planning Committee has developed a recognition review diagram that brings transparency and predictability to the recognition procedure. This diagram helps students to assess whether the key competencies they have acquired can be accredited before submitting an application.

    Key competencies are acquired daily in all areas of life, throughout one’s life. A recognition review will never be able to determine whether you have acquired and further developed key competencies in reality; it purely serves the purpose of identifying whether the framework conditions within the meaning of the Examination Regulations are eligible for recognition.


OPTIONS OF ACCREDITATION (AREAS A AND B)

Two options are available for accreditation:

Recognition Option 1:
A recognised apprenticeship

If you have completed a recognised apprenticeship, 4 CP will generally be accredited in Areas A and B. Simply present proof of having passed your apprenticeship, and credit will be transferred. You may proceed to Step 2 of the formal recognition procedure.

Recognition Option 2:
Acquisition of other key competencies / case-by-case assessment

In all other cases of the acquisition of key competencies, a case-by-case assessment must be made before credit may be transferred. This process is described in the following three steps:

  • Step 1: Case-by-case accreditation assessment

    The following sequence presents the recognition criteria drawn up by the Academic Planning Committee for case-by-case assessment, together with explanations.
    Please check first whether your case may be able to meet these criteria. Only then should you proceed to Step 2.

    Recognition option 2 - review diagram (in German, click to enlarge)

  • Step 2: Contact request / application for recognition by email

    Contact ZQS/Key Competencies by sending an email containing the following information:

    • Your name, registration number and degree programme
    • What would you like to have accredited? Title, format, scope and a short description, where appropriate
    • Please confirm that you have already applied the review diagram to your recognition case, leading you to believe that recognition should be possible
    • If possible, enclose scanned copies of written supporting documents and certificates

    Within 14 days at the latest, you will receive a reply containing an assessment and a description of what to do next (e.g. recognition, no recognition, lack of supporting documents, an individual consultancy meeting during drop-in hours, where appropriate).

    Please wait until you have received this reply mail before contacting ZQS/Key Competencies again!

  • Step 3: Accreditation

    The evaluation of your recognition application will result in one of the following possibilities:

    • Recognition: The explanations and supporting documents you provided by email were sufficient for recognition. ZQS/Key Competencies will then send the relevant recognition form directly to the Examination Office. You will be informed of this by email.
    • No recognition: The explanations and supporting documents you provided by email were clearly insufficient for recognition. You will be informed of this by email. In the event of enquiries or the need for explanation, please contact us.
    • Need for further clarification: The information you have provided does not enable an recognition decision to be made. We will inform you by email whether you need to submit further supporting documents or whether an individual discussion is required.

CONTACT

Dipl.-Soz.Wiss. Peter Eichhorn
Address
Callinstraße 14
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
211
Dipl.-Soz.Wiss. Peter Eichhorn
Address
Callinstraße 14
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
211