To address the needs of employers and employees in the face of the transformation of today's working world, Luxembourg offers a wide range of vocational training aimed at young people and adults alike (employees or jobseekers) in order to support them professionally, the goal being to acquire a certified qualification.
Vocational training covers a wide range of training courses focusing on employment situations. It covers various areas:
- initial training in the context of technical secondary education;
- lifelong learning promotes professional integration or re-integration.
Initial training takes place in the context of technical secondary education in Luxembourg. Yet, there is a National School for Adults for anyone who is between 16 and 30 years of age and has not completed their studies or initial training. It gives them a second chance to succeed, as well as the opportunity to acquire a recognised certification or a national diploma.
Manager or employee? Whichever way: public lifelong learning allows everyone to obtain a diploma, complement or improve their knowledge and skills, change career path or adapt to the challenges that digitalisation brings about.
The Lifelong Learning portal gives access to over 6,000 training courses. It offers all sorts of useful information for training support, legislation and access to diplomas. The portal has become a roadmap for lifelong training in Luxembourg.
The 'House of Training' targets businesses that want to develop and get ready for future challenges through training courses. It also offers training for support activities, sectoral training and training courses for personal development.
The Luxembourg Lifelong Learning Centre (LLLC) is aimed at private individuals, businesses and training providers. The LLLC offers a wide range of evening classes, seminars, university training, specialised training and professional certification.
The Competence Centre of the University of Luxembourg is a training institute aimed at building the capacity of organisations in Luxembourg through training programmes and studies. It is aimed at private individuals, employees, jobseekers and liberal professions.
Have your experience recognised
As part of the recognition of acquired skills, the 'VAE' (Validation of non-formal and informal learning) allows you to assess and recognise a wide range of skills acquired throughout your life in various contexts, such as education, work and leisure. A wide range of qualifications is available: a 'CCP' (Vocational Capacity Certificate), a 'DAP' (Vocational Aptitude Diploma), a 'DT' (Technician Diploma), a Secondary School Diploma and a Master Craftsmanship Certificate.
With such a certificate, you can find a new job or take the next step in your career.
Training aid measures
In Luxembourg, individuals who would like to participate in lifelong training may benefit from a number of financial grants. They consist of special paid leaves (individual training leave, language leave), measures impacting on working times (unpaid training leave) or other arrangements, such as European exchanges.
As for financial assistance for businesses, the Luxembourg government offers a training aid amounting to 20% of the taxable annual amount invested. Financial aid is granted through a co-funding request.
In addition, the ADEM (Employment Portal) can cover a part of training fees for a professional project for registered jobseekers.