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Vocational Capacity Certificate (Certificat de Capacité Professionnelle – CCP)

Adults who discover or rediscover a desire to learn a trade or a profession or change their professional prospects can obtain a Vocational Capacity Certificate (Certificat de Capacité Professionnelle – CCP) through a sandwich course under an adult apprenticeship contract.

The CCP constitutes basic vocational training.

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 CCPs

All the professional training courses organised under an apprenticeship contract are accessible to adults. Applicants may contact the Vocational Guidance Service (Service d'orientation professionnelle) of the Employment agency (Agence pour le développement de l'emploi - ADEM-OP) for further details.

List of CCPs under an apprenticeship contract.

Under the adult apprenticeship scheme, applicants must:

  • be at least 18 years old,
  • 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 under an adult apprenticeship contract is structured as a sandwich course:

  • Training at school, in a secondary school,
  • Modules within a training body to be obtained while working for the undertaking with which the applicant has concluded an apprenticeship contract. The undertaking must be authorised to train apprentices.
    Adult apprentices are paid the statutory minimum wage.

Applicants for adult apprenticeship must submit their application file personally to ADEM's Vocational Guidance Service. The file is referred to the advisory committee for a decision, which is notified to the applicant by post. If the decision is positive, the adult apprentice who has found a training company contacts ADEM's Vocational Guidance Service to collect the necessary documents in order to conclude the apprenticeship contract.

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

ADEM - Employment agency
Vocational Guidance Service (Service d'orientation professionnelle)

Maison de l'Orientation
29, rue Aldringen
L-1118 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 language skills required by the training.

Last update - 27.05.2022
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