Course programme

Course programme

Our courses are open to all individuals interested in topics related to the world of work and political education. The aim is to create awareness, empower people and enhance their participation in society. The core courses of the Centre include

  1. One-year course "Shaping company transformation" for work council and employee representatives.

  2. One-year course "Sector-political competence for work council representatives" in collaboration with the IG Metall Trade Union.

  3. Two-year course "Basic knowledge in the social sciences" with the possibility to obtain a subject-linked university entrance qualification.


One-year course "Shaping organisational transformation"

In cooperation with the Academy of Training and Further Education of the University of Bremen (Akademie für Weiterbildung der Universität Bremen), zap regularly organises a one-year course for work council and employee representatives. more »

One-year course with IG Metall Trade Union: "Sector-political competence for work council representatives"

Based on participants’ organisational experience, the course supports the development of technical, methodological and social competence. It offers guidance and coaching for work council representatives’ professional development and facilitates the reflection on own role performance. It also fosters the mutual exchange of experience across company borders. more »

Two-year course "Basic knowledge in the social sciences"

Since 1987, zap is offering a two-year further education course for employees qualified at the level of skilled worker and other interested people. The objective is to acquire basic knowledge in the social sciences and its methodological approaches to get a better understanding of society and political processes. Upon successful completion of the course, participants have the possibility to obtain a subject-linked university entrance qualification. more »