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lifelong-learning.lu, for easier access to training

The national portal for lifelong learning dedicated to skills development

Do you want to update your knowledge, or acquire new skills to progress within your company? Are you looking for a new job? Do you just want to keep abreast of any new developments?

Whatever your motivation for undertaking training, lifelong-learning.lu will guide you in your searches.

As a meeting point for supply of and demand for training, the portal lists 12524 courses offered by 302 member training providers. It also pools detailed information on lifelong training courses: training support, alternative routes for obtaining diplomas, events, legislation, news, etc.

Good training starts with good information!

What training courses?

Before embarking on training, you need to think about your personal or professional aim and what skills you need to get there:

  • What knowledge do I need to make progress in my job?
  • What new skills do I need to be more effective and better at my job?
  • Do I need a diploma to be able to apply for the job I want?
  • What skills do I need to acquire to ensure that I stay employable in an increasingly digital environment?...

All these questions make it possible to decide what training precisely you need, and they form a key element in the successful construction of your project. Once you have identified your aim and the skills you have to acquire, you can start looking for a training course.

Training courses

lifelong-learning.lu sets out an extensive offer of training courses covering every sector of activity in Luxembourg's economy.

To make your search easier, the courses can be filtered by training domain, learning method, venue, duration, level sought, teaching language, etc. The content of each course is set out in detail by the corresponding training provider.

Courses are held as day classes, evening classes, at the weekend, and as distance learning. They may be short, or spread over several months.

Diplomas

A number of possibilities are open to adults wishing to obtain a diploma.

Secondary education path

  • 5e classes: these provide access to vocational training and secondary education.

Post-secondary and higher education path

  • Classes preparing future entrepreneurs in trade craft sectors for the Master Craftsmanship qualification (Brevet de maîtrise)

  • The Higher Technician's Certificate (Brevet de technicien supérieur - BTS), a higher education diploma awarded on successful completion of a short course or via the validation of non-formal and informal learning (Validation des acquis de l’expérience - VAE)

Validation of non-formal and informal learning

The validation of non-formal and informal learning (Validation des acquis de l’expérience - VAE) is a scheme for allowing professional and personal experience to be recognised with a view to obtaining a diploma or partial validation, gaining access to a training path, or being partially exempted from certain parts of a programme of studies.

It can be applied in respect of the following qualifications:

Recognition of diplomas

Newcomers who wish to start or continue their studies, work, or take up a certain type of profession in the Grand Duchy may, depending on their needs, ask for:

  • recognition of the level of study reached (without obtaining a final diploma),
  • recognition of the equivalence of a diploma (school-leaving type),
  • recognition of the level of study reached, the equivalence of a diploma, and the equivalence of vocational qualifications.

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Which training providers are present on lifelong-learning.lu?

They are approved training providers - public bodies, para-public bodies, associations or private bodies - established in the Grand Duchy or another European Union member State. They offer off-the-shelf training courses and/or tailor-made courses.

See member training providers

Become an approved training provider

What other information can you find on lifelong-learning.lu?

lifelong-learning.lu is also a central point of reference for any kind of information to help you with all your training projects and plans.

Training support

For successful completion of their training projects, individuals can apply for training support, in the form of special paid leave (individual training leave, language leave, etc.), special working time arrangements, or financial assistance (tax deductibility, financial support for higher studies, etc.).

Companies can apply for financial support from the State for training their employees via the scheme of co-funding for in-house training or subsidies for learning Luxembourgish.

See training support

Career guidance / Guidance on making a career change

When building a career, guidance serves as a tool to optimise training pathways, improve access to employment for young people and even facilitate the professional mobility of adults and career change during working life.

More information

Studies and analyses

The Training Observatory carries out studies and provides its expertise to help public and private decision-makers anticipate economic change and guide training and employment policies.

It carries out studies and surveys on various topics:

Keep abreast

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Do you want to keep abreast of changes in the training market? Sign up, free of charge, to Formanews and receive regular e-mails with news and details of training offers in the Grand Duchy.

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lifelong-learning.lu is developed and managed by the national institute for the development of continuing vocational training (INFPC), a public institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth. Its mission is to promote lifelong-learning among all groups of the population involved in training - employees, jobseekers, training providers, training buyers, or entrepreneurs.

Last update - 22.06.2022
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