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Vocational Capacity Certificate (Certificat de capacité professionnelle – CCP)

Adults who discover or rediscover a desire to learn a trade or change their professional prospects may obtain a CCP through sandwich training by way of an adult apprenticeship.

The CCP is a basic vocational training. Since the reform of vocational training in 2008, the CCP has replaced the Technical and Professional Initiation Certificate (Certificat d'Initiation Technique et Professionnelle – CITP) and the Manual Skills Certificate (Certificat de Capacité Manuelle – CCM).

Anyone who is in employment may also acquire a CCP by the validation of non-formal and informal learning (Validation des acquis de l'expérience - VAE).

Adult apprenticeship - List of CCP

Any CCP training may take the form of an adult apprenticeship.

List of CCP apprenticeships for adults

Applicants should contact the Vocational Guidance Service (Service d'Orientation Professionnelle) of the Agency for the Development of Employment (Agence pour le développement de l'emploi - ADEM) for further details.

In the framework of the adult apprenticeship, applicants must:

  • Be at least 18,
  • Have left the initial school system (or initial apprenticeship contract) at least one year ago,
  • Have been affiliated with the Luxembourg Joint Social Security Centre (Centre commun de la Sécurité sociale – CCSS) for at least 12 months, based on at least 16 hours per week.

StructureContact details

The training proposed through adult apprenticeships is structured as a sandwich course:

  • Training at school,in a technical secondary school, or with the National Centre for Continuing Vocational Training (Centre National de Formation Professionnelle Continue – CNFPC),
  • Modules within a training body to be obtained while working for the company with which the applicant has agreed an apprenticeship contract. The company must be authorised to train apprentices.
    Adult apprentices are paid the statutory minimum wage.

Applicants for an adult apprenticeship must submit their application in person to the Vocational Guidance Service (Service d'Orientation Professionnelle) of the Agency for the Development of Employment (Agence pour le Développement de l'Emploi - ADEM). The application is submitted to the Advisory Committee for a decision: the applicant will be informed of this decision by letter. If the application is successful, the adult apprentice having found a company to train with contacts the Vocational Guidance Service of the ADEM to obtain the required documents to enter into the apprenticeship contract.

The adult apprenticeship contract must be concluded between 16 July and 1 November of the year of the apprenticeship.

Agency for the Development of Employment (Agence pour le Développement de l’Emploi – ADEM)
Vocational Guidance Service

Maison de l'Orientation
58, boulevard Grande-Duchesse Charlotte
L-1330 Luxembourg
Tel. +352 247 85480
      +352 247 85387

Maison de l'Orientation "Beim Park"
7, avenue de la Gare
L-9233 Diekirch
Tel. +352 247 65430

Agence Belval
1, blvd. Porte de France
L-4360 Esch-sur-Alzette
Tel. +352 247 75411

Class attendance is determined by the linguistic knowledge required by the training.


Alice, a dishwasher in a restaurant, discovers a passion for cookery

Alice, 21, has been working as a dishwasher in a well-known restaurant for 18 months. As she has assisted in the preparation of the dishes, she would like to move towards gastronomy and train as a cook. She looks into the various options available to her, being aware that she only successfully passed the 9th modular grade (9e modulaire).

The Vocational Guidance Service of the Agency for the Development of Employment informs her that she can obtain a certificate of professional competence through an adult apprenticeship, provided that she can find a restaurant that is authorised to train apprentices.

Alice leaves her job as she has found an apprentice placement in a brasserie. After having agreed her apprenticeship contract with the brasserie, she begins her studies there which will lead to her CCP in cookery.


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