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How the training bodies operate

Most of the training bodies, whether they are private, institutional/sectorial or not-for-profit associations, draw up custom-made training programmes to meet the specific requirements of their clients.

The most popular training courses are in “Personal and Professional Development” and “Business Management – Human Resources”. The language most frequently used is French. In addition, 44% of the training bodies offer tailored support (tutoring/coaching), and 25% run training courses leading to a nationally or internationally recognised formal qualification.

Diversified services

38% of the training bodies offer, in addition to their training activity, consultancy, audit services or studies on training and management of human resources and/or competency assessment services.

32% of the training bodies offer consultancy and audit services or studies, while 19% offer competency assessment. 

Mainly an offer of custom-made training

Generally, training tends to be specialised. Companies want specific responses to the problems they face. In all, 89% of the training bodies offer custom-made courses, while 58% have standard courses.

47% of the training bodies offer both standard and custom-made courses. 42% only offer tailor-made courses adapted to meet the needs of clients, and 11% only offer standard courses.

Of the training bodies offering standard courses, 89% provide standard intra-company training courses.

Areas covered by training courses

In 2013, the training areas covering “Personal and Professional Development” and “Business Management – Human Resources” led the tables for the overall offer of training in the Grand Duchy, regardless of the status and size of the training bodies concerned.

Depending on the status of the training body

The training offered by institutional/sectorial bodies is the most wide-ranging. The training offered by not-for-profit associations and private bodies is more specifically targeted. Three-quarters of the private bodies cover a maximum of three areas. No not-for-profit association offers training in more than five areas.

Half of the institutional/sectorial bodies are active in at least six areas, and 70% provide training in the three key areas:

  • Personal and professional development
  • Business management, Human resources;
  • Finance, Insurance, Law.

The private bodies more often cover the areas of:

  • Business management, Human resources;
  • IT, Telecommunications;
  • Commerce, Sales, Hotels/restaurants/catering;
  • Languages.

Not-for-profit associations are particularly active in the fields of:

  • Health, Social action, and
  • Sciences, Social and human sciences.

Depending on the size of the training body

Size is also a factor of differentiation.

Structures with 20 or more employees have a higher profile in the areas of:

  • Quality, Security (32%), and
  • Construction, Environment, Energy (23%).

In structures with between 1 and 19 employees, training focuses mainly on the areas of:

  • Personal and professional development
  • Business management, Human resources.

Lastly, structures with no employees are most frequently active in the field of Languages.

French – the vector language most frequently used

In 2013, 85% of the training bodies taught their courses in French, and 21% used French exclusively.

French and English, along with Luxembourgish, form the trio of languages most frequently used for teaching training courses. German ranks in fourth place.

31% of the training bodies teach their courses in a single language, 64% in two or three languages, and 15% in four or more languages.

Distance training is far from being widespread

In 2013, nearly all the training bodies taught their courses face-to-face (in a group, in a training room). For almost nine out of ten training bodies, this is the preferred method for teaching training courses, and for nearly one in two it is the only method used.

The proportion of training bodies which teach their courses using all methods (face-to-face, tailored support, and distance teaching) stands at 16%.

The proportion of training bodies offering tailored support (tutoring and coaching) stands at 44%. This is the training method most frequently used by 12% of the training bodies.

Training in e-learning mode involves 19% of the training bodies, and 13% use it to supplement teaching in training rooms (“mixed mode”). Only 2% give preference to these modes for teaching their courses. None of the training bodies offer distance teaching (e-learning or mixed mode) exclusively.

Training offer based on an attestation logic

The attestation of attendance is the general rule: 80% of the training bodies issue an attestation of attendance to participants, and 55% issue nothing other than such an attestation.

One out of four bodies offers at least one training course leading up to a nationally or internationally recognised qualification. Only 5% claim to offer courses leading to an official diploma; such courses are only offered by the institutional/sectorial bodies.

 

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