The brochure gives an overview of the structure of the German guidance system. Beginning with an introduction into the German educational system, the brochure follows the life course describing guidance provisions in schools, vocational education, higher education, and for employment, unemployment and continuing education. Additional sections deal with guidance for special target groups and guidance through the internet. With chapters on quality and professionalism in guidance and on European cooperation, the brochure also considers systemic issues of professional development.

The comprehensive description “Career Guidance in the Life Course – Structures and Services in Germany” has been published by the German National Guidance Forum in Education, Career and Employment and is available in print and for download at their website.