The main campus is on the outskirts of Gifhorn, a town of about 43,000 inhabitants in the federal state of Lower Saxony. Gifhorn is an hour’s drive east of Hanover and about 25 kilometres north of Brunswick. There are two additional locations where courses are available. One is in Hankensbüttel and cares for students doing an apprenticeship as ophthalmic opticians. The other one is in Wittingen and caters for millers.
We, the BBS II Gifhorn, are a vocational school at upper secondary level providing part-time and full-time instruction in general and vocational subjects. We have been serving the community for more than twenty years.
There are different groups of students (aged 15 - 24) who attend the BBS II Gifhorn:
a) Those who need to finish their compulsory school attendance and have just left secondary school (full-time courses).
b) Those who want qualifications suitable for entry to employment (e.g. an apprenticeship) or University of Applied Sciences (polytechnic). These are full-time courses.
c) Those already doing an apprenticeship - attending on a part-time basis once or twice a week.
Currently, there are about 2,100 full-time and part-time students at the BBS II who are instructed by 92 teachers.
Since 1997 we have been entitled to call ourselves “Europaschule” which means that we have a lot of European partners we collaborate with. Associated colleges are in Amot/Norway, Imatra/Finland, Hallsberg and Jönköping/Sweden, Irun/Spain, Krajenka/Poland, Hyères/France and Tamsweg/Austria. Activities include e.g. study visits, work placements and Leonardo-Projects. – And there is a long-established relationship with the Chang Jung High School in Tainan/Taiwan.
It is our aim - by providing adequate learning programmes - to enable all our students to deal successfully with the demands and opportunities that they face on the regional, national and international job market and throughout their lives.
We will do this by making ourselves accountable to all our customers.
For further details, please don’t hesitate to contact us:
BBS II Gifhorn
I. Koppelweg 50
Telephone: + 49 – (0)5371 – 94650
Fax: + 49 – (0)5371 – 946513