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.
Initial training and lifelong learning
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. However, there is a National School for Adults for all those between 16 and 30 years of age who have not completed their initial studies or training. It gives them a new chance to succeed and the opportunity to acquire a recognized certification or a national diploma.
Manager or employee? Whichever way: public lifelong learning allows anyone to obtain a diploma, complement or improve their knowledge and skills, change career path or adapt to the challenges that digitalisation brings about.
- lifelong-Learning.lu is the national lifelong learning portal. It gives access to 9,000 training courses offered by around 250 approved training bodies. It offers all the information you need on training aid, laws and access to lifelong learning diplomas. The portal has become a roadmap for lifelong learning 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 Center (LLLC) is aimed at individuals, companies and training organisations. The LLLC offers a large number of evening courses, seminars, university training, specialized training and professional certifications.
- 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 people with liberal professions.
Have your experience recognised
In the context of the recognition of acquired competences, the validation of prior learning enables a wide variety of competences acquired throughout life in different contexts, including education and work, to be assessed and recognised. There are a variety of diplomas:
- A Vocational Capacity Certificate (Certificat de Capacité Professionnelle, CCP), a Vocational Aptitude Diploma (Diplôme d'Aptitude Professionnelle, DAP), a Technician Diploma (Diplôme de Technicien, DT), a Secondary School Diploma and a Master Craftsmanship Certificate (Brevet de Maîtrise, DP);
- An Advanced Technician's Certificate (Brevet de Technicien Supérieur, BTS);
- a higher education diploma.
The certification obtained may give access to a higher level of education and/or help to find a new job or progress in one's current career.
Training aid measures
In Luxembourg, individuals who wish to participate in continuing education can benefit from a number of financial incentives. These take the form of special paid leave (individual training leave, language leave), measures affecting working time (unpaid leave for training) or other schemes, such as European grants.
In terms of financial aids for businesses, the Luxembourg government supports the training of businesses by co-funding training, offering financial aid worth 15% (taxable) of the annual training investment. Financial aid is granted through a co-funding request.
Another type of aid consists of subsidies for Luxembourgish courses that are aimed at better integrating foreigners in businesses by funding Luxembourgish courses.
In addition, the ADEM (Luxembourg's employment portal) can cover a part of training fees for a professional project for registered jobseekers.