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5e classes (third year of secondary education)

Many adults have not reached the level of the 5e class which they need to be able to achieve their personal and professional projects. The same is true for immigrants who do not have a recognised level of education or whose knowledge of languages is insufficient to join the training system in Luxembourg.

The 5e class is crucial for access to secondary education and vocational training. For all these people, adult training offers, via the alternative route to qualification, several options so that they can reach the level of the 5e class.

5e classes of classical secondary education (enseignement secondaire classique - ESC)

The 5e class of classical secondary education serves two purposes: it completes the lower cycle of education at a classical secondary school, and prepares pupils for the 4e class of classical education.

It is organised as daytime classes for one school year, for candidates who have a certified access to a 8e TE class, or have completed the 6e class of classical education successfully, or on the basis of the applicant's dossier.

Candidates, who must be at least 17 years old, must constitute a pre-enrolment file and submit it to the ENAD.

5e classes of general secondary education (Enseignement secondaire général - ESG)

5e classes of general secondary education (Enseignement secondaire général - ESG)

Initial training

Alternative route to qualification

5e guidance class of general education


5e adaptation class of general education

pre-vocational class of general education

5e guidance classes of general education (5G)
FR: French-language scheme
  • 5G - Evening classes at LTC, LGK, LN
  • 5G-FR - Evening classes at LTC
  • 5G and 5G-FR - Daytime classes and blended learning  organised by the SFA
  • 5G (≥17 years of age) - Daytime classes at the ENAD
5e adaptation classes of general education (5AD)
FR: French-language scheme
  • 5AD - Evening classes at LGK, LTC, LN
  • 5AD-FR - Evening classes at LTC
  • 5AD and 5AD-FR - Daytime classes and blended learning organised by the SFA
  • 5AD - Classes for young adults (>16 years of age) at the CNFPC
Integration classes
FR: French-language scheme
  • 5G-FR integration - Daytime classes organised by the SFA
  • 5AD-FR integration - Daytime classes organised by the SFA
Guidance stream Pre-vocational stream

5e classes as evening and daytime classes and as blended learning

People who have not successfully completed the 5e class can attend evening or daytime classes or use blended learning. 5e G classes (basic/advanced level) and 5e AD classes are offered by:

Information pages on 5e classes
CNFPC - Centre national de formation professionnelle continue
Tel.: +352 81 89 39 50 or +352 55 89 87 202
Classes available
ENAD - École nationale pour adultes (
Tel.: +352 26 65 03 50,
Classes available
LGK - Lycée Guillaume Kroll (
Tel.: +352 55 95 45 205,
Classes available
LN - Lycée du Nord (
Tel.: +352 95 93 20 232,
Adult training
LTC - Lycée technique du Centre (
Tel.: +352 47 38 11 223,,
Evening classes
SFA - Service de la formation des aultes (Adult Training Service) at the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth (Ministère de l'Éducation nationale, de l'Enfance et de la Jeunesse)
Tel.: +352 80 02 44 88,
Alternative route to qualification

These classes are also accessible in the French-speaking scheme. In terms of organisation, between 12 and 24 hours per week are offered over two semesters, from September to July.

At the end of the 5e class of general secondary education, on the basis of the level reached and the requirements of the preferred training, there are five possible routes:

5e integration classes

Extra classes for newly-arrived pupils

A qualification and fluency in the Grand Duchy's languages are the prerequisites for an adult joining the host country's labour market sustainably. In the Grand Duchy, the 5e class is decisive for gaining access to the higher levels of secondary education and vocational training.

5e integration classes are intended more particularly for applicants for and beneficiaries of international protection and new arrivals who are fluent in English but not in the national languages. Different levels of 5e general classes are offered, with extra lessons in French or German, lessons in mathematics, lessons for developing digital skills, civic instruction, and guidance sessions.

A bridging class will also be available for those who wish to join the scheme in the course of the academic year.

Last update - 30.05.2022
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