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Technical Secondary School Leaving Diploma (Diplôme de fin d'études secondaires techniques - DFEST)

Adults who wish to complete their secondary technical education or start studying again, can obtain the Technical Secondary School Leaving Diploma (Diplôme de fin d'études secondaires techniques) in the administrative and commercial division, management section. Note that it is possible to obtain the social education worker diploma in the healthcare and social professions division while in employment.

Adults who wish to enhance their professional development may follow the courses of the 10e and 11e classes in the healthcare and social professions division, and potentially continue their school education until they obtain the technical secondary school leaving diploma.


Technical Secondary School Leaving Diploma (Diplôme de fin d'études secondaires techniques - DFEST)

Technical scheme (start of the 2016/2017 school year)

Initial training Alternative route to qualification
Higher cycle
14e class*
-
13e class
-
 12e class
Administrative and commercial division
    Management section (CG)
    Communication and organisation section (CC)

General technical division
    General technical section (GE)
    IT section (GI)
    Natural sciences section (SCI)
Arts division (AR)

Administrative and commercial division
  Management section
  • 12e and 13e classes - Evening classes at the ECG
Healthcare and social professions division
    Social education workers section (ED)
    Nurses' training section (SI)
    Health sciences section (SH)
    Social sciences section (SO)

Healthcare and social professions division
 Social education workers section
  • 14e class  - Daytime classes at the LTPES
  • 12e and 13e classes
     - For people in employment, as sandwich courses, and at the E2C
     - Daytime classes at the LTPES
  Nurses' training section and
  Health sciences section
  • 12e and 13e classes  - Daytime classes at the LTPS
Middle cycle
11e

and

10e

classes
Administrative and commercial division (CM)


Administrative and commercial division
10e and 11e classes  - Evening classes at the ECG
10e class - Evening classes at the LTMA

General technical division (TG)


Arts division (AR)

General technical division
10e class - Evening classes at the LTMA
10e class - Evening classes in the French-language scheme at the LTMA
Healthcare and social professions division (PS) Healthcare and social professions division
11e class  - Evening classes at the LTC, daytime classes at the E2C
10e class  - Evening classes at the LTC, daytime classes at the E2C

* 14e class only for the Social education workers section of the Healthcare and social professions division



For those who have not successfully completed the 9e class:

  • evening classes: classes for different levels of the 9e class (theoretical (TE), polyvalent (PO), practical (PR)) and in various language schemes, providing access to 10e classes
  • daytime classes: various courses for the 9e class under the alternative route for qualification, offered by the MENJE's Adult Training Service (Service de la formation des adultes) in collaboration with the E2C and the LTE.

Validation of non-formal and informal learning (Validation des acquis de l’expérience - VAE) also enables those concerned to obtain all or part of a technical secondary school leaving diploma.

DFEST awarded in the management section of the administrative and commercial division
at evening classes and daytime classes

Applicants interested in obtaining a technical secondary school leaving diploma in the administrative and commercial division must:

  • be at least 18 years old,
  • have the prerequisites for the class in question.
Structure of classes
Academic establishment
10e to 13e classes at evening classes

These classes follow the syllabuses for the standard teaching for classes in the management section of the administrative and commercial division.
In the final year, students take the examination for the Technical Secondary School Leaving Diploma.

11e and 12e classes - Young adult daytime classes

The aim of the "young adult classes" (CJA) project is to give students, who have failed at school or who wish to take a different direction, the chance to obtain the Technical Secondary School Leaving Diploma within a reasonable amount of time and prevent social exclusion. Admission to young adult classes is based on an application.
Young adult classes are held at the level of 11e and 12e classes in the administrative and commercial division of the technical scheme. Teaching is adapted in terms of timetabling, teaching methods and content. Applicants are admitted conditionally on the basis of their application, and are required to sign an agreement defining the undertakings of both the school and the student.

ECG - Ecole de commerce et de gestion
21, rue Marguerite de Brabant
L-1254 Luxembourg
Tel. (+352) 26 04 5303/-5304
secretariat@ltecg.lu 
www.ltecg.lu

DFEST awarded in the healthcare and social professions division (PS) for social education workers (sandwich course)

The sandwich course for social education workers is a training course organised by the second-chance school (Ecole de la 2e chance - E2C) for people who are in employment.

This training route, which is part of the offer of training for adults, enables adults to obtain a recognised diploma by an alternative route. The aim is to offer a sandwich course tailored to the Luxembourgish professional sector. The course is aimed at adults with no recognised professional qualifications as a social education worker but who are already active in the childcare or social field.

This sandwich course includes general and technical aspects of childcare and social sciences; the methodology used is appropriate for teaching adults, and has been adapted to suit the specific requirements of the target group.

The sandwich course for social education workers includes both the studies required to obtain the Technical Secondary School Leaving Diploma, which normally takes two years, and the studies leading up to obtaining the diploma for social education workers, which normally takes one year.

Sandwich course for social education workers
Academic establishment
Admission requirements
  • Be at least 21 years old
  • hold an employment contract in the socio-educational sector for at least 16 hours work per week for the previous 12 months at least, or an employment contract as a social education worker in training under the CCT-SAS scheme (collective employment agreement for employees in the assistance and care sector and in the social sector) for at least 16 hours work per week and having left initial training more than 12 months ago,
  • have successfully completed one of the following:
    • a fifth year of secondary education (3e class)
    • a fifth year under the technical scheme in technical secondary education (11e class)
    • a training course for carers (DAP or CATP).

Applicants for the course who have not successfully completed one of the classes listed above will be required to sit admission tests.

Structure of the training
The training takes the form of:
  • theory classes during term time: 16 hours per week, on Thursdays and Fridays,
  • independent learning,
  • professional activity accompanied by consideration of related educational theory.
The training comprises:
  • core modules: Educational theory; Psychology; Languages: French, German, English; Professional activity and methodology.
  • other modules: Sociology; Philosophy; Biology; Mathematics; Media and communication; Arts and culture; Educational theory in relation to physical activities and sports; Supervised personal work.

    Continuous assessment and final examination for each module.
E2C - Second chance school (Ecole de la 2e chance)
15, rue de l'Aciérie
L-1112 Luxembourg
Tel. (+352) 26 65 0350
educateur@e2c.lu 
www.e2c.lu/educateur


Evening classes in the healthcare and social professions division

Applicants interested in attending 10e and 11e classes in the healthcare and social professions division must:

  • be at least 18 years old,
  • have successfully completed the '9e théorique' class or equivalent training,
  • meet the criteria for continuation to the 10e class.

Structure of classes
Academic establishment
10e and 11e classes at evening classes

These classes provide access to the higher cycle of training in healthcare and social professions. Courses are held at the Lycée technique du centre (LTC).


LTC - Lycée technique du centre
106, avenue Pasteur
L-2309 Luxembourg
Tel. (+352) 47 38 11 208
info@ltc.lu 
www.ltc.lu


Note also that two Professional Competence Diplomas (Diplôme d'Aptitude Professionnelle - DAP) are available in the healthcare and social professions sector:

Examples

Sonia, a stay-at-home-mum, has decided to start studying again in order to find work

Sonia, 22, stopped her studies early in the sixth year of technical secondary education (equivalent to 12e) to bring up her child. She now wants to work in the field of administration, but first she would like to obtain her diploma so that she can look for a job that suits her.

She finds out that there are evening courses that lead to a technical secondary school leaving diploma in the administrative and commercial division. These courses are available at the École de commerce et de gestion. She can register for the 12e class at the start of the next academic year.

Laura, who has worked as a cashier for the past 2 years, would like to change to the early childhood sector.

Laura, 19, left school at 17 after reaching the 4th year (10e class) of technical secondary education. As she is dissatisfied with her experience in the supermarket sector, she would like to retrain in childcare and work in a nursery. She therefore decides to stay in her job and to take evening classes for the 10e and 11e classes in the healthcare and social professions division.

If she completes these two years successfully, Laura will be able to look for a job in the social education sector and take a sandwich course to train as a social education worker.

 

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