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Unemployment benefits doubts (Dortmund)

Hello InterNations,

I am currently employed full-time but I am looking to quit my job in April next year in order to participate in a 3 month course hopefully to start working in another industry.

The catch is: I live in Germany and the course is in Belgium.
I would come back to Germany after the course and search for a job here.

The unemployment benefit that I am entitled would be very helpful however I am not sure that I can leave Germany whilst receiving this benefit.
I want to do this the right way so I am looking for advice regarding this.
Could I be honest with the Arbeitsamt and say I will leave 3 months to take the course and then come back to look for a job?

I would really appreciate some advice or maybe the contact of a work law expert (english speaking).

Thank you!

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