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General Secondary School Leaving Diploma (Diplôme de fin d'études secondaires générales - DFESG)

Adults who wish to complete their general secondary education or start studying again, can obtain the General Secondary School Leaving Diploma in the administrative and commercial division, management section. Note that in the healthcare and social professions division it is possible to obtain the Diploma for social education workers ('éducateur') via on-the-job training.

Adults who wish to enhance their professional development may follow the courses of the 4e and 3e classes in the healthcare and social professions division, and potentially continue their school education until they obtain the General Secondary School Leaving Diploma.


General Secondary School Leaving Diploma (Diplôme de fin d'études secondaires générales - DFESG)



Initial training Alternative route to qualification
Higher classes
1+ G*
-
1re G
-
2e G
Administrative and commercial division
    Management section (CG)
    Communication and organisation section (CC)


Healthcare and social professions division
   Section for training as social education worker ('éducateur') (ED)
    Section for training as a nurse (SI)
    Health sciences section (SH)
    Social sciences section (SO)
General technical division
    Environmental sciences section (SE)
    Engineering section (IG)
    IT Section (IN)
    Architecture, design and sustainable development section
                  (A3D)
    Natural sciences section (SN)
Arts division
    Arts and visual communication section (ACV)
Administrative and commercial division
  Management section
  • 2e GCG - 1re GCG Evening classes at the ECG
Healthcare and social professions division
  Section for training as social education worker ('éducateur')
  • 2e GEA - 1+ GEA On-the-job training, in-company training and at the ENAD (sandwich course)
Hotel and tourism division
    Hospitality management section (GH)

3e G
 -
4e G
Administrative and commercial division (CM)
    Administrative and commercial section (CM)


Administrative and commercial division
  • 4e GCM - 3e GCM Evening classes at the ECG

General technical division
    Engineering section (IG)
    Architecture, design and sustainable development section
                  (A3D)
   Natural sciences section (SN)
General technical division
Engineering section
  • 4e GIGF (French-language scheme) Daytime classes at the LTMA
Healthcare and social professions division
    Healthcare and
    social professions section (PS)
    Social sciences section (SO)
   


Arts division
    Arts et visual communication section (ACV)

Hotel and tourism division
   Hospitality management section (GH)
Healthcare and social professions division
Healthcare and social professions section
  • 4e GPS - 3e GPS Evening classes at the LTC, Daytime classes at the ENAD

* 1+class only for the social education workers section of the healthcare and social professions division


People who have not successfully completed the 5e class can attend in the evening or during the day 5e classes of the general secondary education in different language schemes allowing them to go on to 4e classes.

Validation of non-formal and informal learning (Validation des acquis de l’expérience - VAE) also enables those concerned to obtain all or part of a General Secondary School Leaving Diploma.

DFESG awarded in the management section of the administrative and commercial division in evening classes

Applicants interested in obtaining a General Secondary School Leaving Diploma in the management section of the administrative and commercial division must:

  • be at least 18 years old,
  • have the prerequisites for the class in question.
Structure of classes
Academic institution
4e GCM to 3e GCM classes and 2e GCG to 1re GCG - evening classes

These classes follow the syllabuses for the standard teaching for classes in the management section of the administrative and commercial division (2e and 1re).
In the final year, students take the examination for the General Secondary School Leaving Diploma .

3e G and 2e G classes - Young adult daytime classes

The aim of the "Young adult classes - (CJA)" project is to give students, who have failed at school or who wish to take a different direction, the chance to obtain the General Secondary School Leaving Diploma within a reasonable amount of time and prevent social exclusion. Admission to young adult classes is based on an application.
Young adult classes are held at the level of 3e G and 2e G classes in the administrative and commercial division. Teaching is adapted in terms of timetabling, teaching methods and content. The young adults are admitted conditionally on the basis of their application, and are required to sign an agreement defining the undertakings of both the school and the student.

ECG - École de commerce et de gestion

DFESG awarded in the healthcare and social professions division for social education workers (sandwich course)

The sandwich course for social education workers is a training course organised by the École nationale pour adultes (ENAD) for people who are in employment.

This training route, which is part of the offer of training for adults, enables adults to obtain a recognised diploma by an alternative route. The aim is to offer on-the-job training tailored to the Luxembourg professional sector. The course is aimed at adults with no recognised professional qualifications as a social education worker but who are already active in the childcare or social field.

This sandwich course includes general and technical aspects of childcare and social sciences; the methodology used is appropriate for teaching adults, and has been adapted to suit the specific requirements of the target group.

The sandwich course for social education workers includes both the studies required to obtain the General Secondary School Leaving Diploma, which normally takes two years, and the studies leading up to obtaining the diploma for social education workers, which normally takes one year.

Sandwich course for social education workers
Academic institution
Admission requirements
  • Be at least 21 years old
  • hold an employment contract in the socio-educational sector for at least 16 hours work per week for the previous 12 months at least, or an employment contract as a social education worker in training under the CCT-SAS scheme (collective employment agreement for employees in the assistance and care sector and in the social sector) for at least 16 hours work per week and having left initial training more than 12 months ago,
  • have successfully completed one of the following:
    • a 3e class (fifth year) of classical secondary education
    • a 3e class (fifth year) of general secondary education
    • training for carers (DAP).

Applicants for the course who have not successfully completed one of the classes listed above will be required to sit admission tests.

Structure of the training
The training takes the form of:
  • theory classes during term time: 16 hours per week, on Thursdays and Fridays,
  • independent learning,
  • professional activity accompanied by consideration of related educational theory.
The training comprises:
  • core modules: Educational theory; Psychology; Languages: French, German, English; Professional activity and methodology.
  • other modules: Sociology; Philosophy; Biology; Mathematics; Media and communication; Arts and culture; Educational theory in relation to physical activities and sports; Supervised personal work.

    Continuous assessment and final examination for each module.
ENAD - École nationale pour adultes


Evening classes in the healthcare and social professions division

Applicants interested in attending 4e G and 3e G classes in the healthcare and social professions division must:

  • be at least 18 years old,
  • have successfully completed a 5e class or equivalent training,
  • meet the criteria for continuation to the 4e G class.

Structure of classes
Academic institution
4e to 3e classes GPS classes at evening classes

These classes provide access to the higher cycle of training in healthcare and social professions. Courses are held at the Lycée technique du centre (LTC).


LTC - Lycée technique du centre



FOR INFORMATION:

2 DAP are also available in the healthcare and social professions sector:


Last update - 26.08.2021
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