Adult education is possible from a minimum age of 18, regardless of the vocational training programme, provided that candidates have left initial vocational training for at least 12 months. No age limit is set by law. Some courses are only available as part of adult education, due to legal age (e.g. driving instructor.B) or because access is limited to holders of a DAP diploma in the same discipline (e.g. B diploma of technician (DT) “horticultural entrepreneur”). An important condition is that an apprenticeship agreement is concluded within the framework of a qualifying training framework. Employers have already been caught red-handed – the mere use of a standard contract and the change of the professional title to “apprentice” will not work, because it does not contain the necessary clauses and, therefore, the employer has drawn up a training contract. This can be either a written statement of employment data or a written document in the form of an employment contract or a letter of engagement. For all new apprentices who start their training on or after that date, a training contract is required at the beginning of the apprenticeship. . . .