In Luxembourg, private individuals wishing to develop their skills can take advantage of various types of special leave for training,
including payment of their remuneration.
Individual training leave provides free time for
attending individual training. It can be granted for up to 80 days over the course of a professional career.
Language training leave is another special paid leave to
learn Luxembourgish or perfect one's use of the language and facilitate integration into society. It can be granted
for up to 80 days over the course of a professional career.
Youth leave allows anyone in charge of youth activities,
to attend workshops and training courses. It can be granted for up to 60 days over the course of a professional career.
Cultural leave may be requested to participate in high-level cultural
or in recognised artistic events and in a specialised cultural or artistic training course.
Training leave for staff representatives
enables staff representatives to attend training courses to improve their economic, legal, social and technical knowledge in their
role as employee representatives.
It should be noted that companies can also benefit from support for their employees' training, subject to a number of conditions.
More information about support for in-company training
Two schemes are proposed to enable private individuals to balance their working time and training time according to their skills development objectives and
Personal working time adjustment
makes it easier for the employee to attend training courses by taking advantage of flexible working time management.
The company must have flexible working hours (flexitime).
Unpaid training leave
allows employees to temporarily interrupt their professional commitments for training.
The maximum length of unpaid leave is six consecutive months.
Various sources of financing specifically for the training courses attended or the beneficiaries are offered in the Grand Duchy.
makes it possible to deduct upskilling expenses from the taxable income on one's tax return.
Financial support from the State for higher education
may be applied for by anyone registered for a course of higher education in order to receive a grant and/or a loan, subject to certain conditions.
The Erasmus+ programme
offers financial support from the European Commission for mobility projects for learning purposes or cooperation actions between
organisations and institutions.
The support for acquiring Luxembourgish nationality
allows any foreigner involved in a procedure for acquiring Luxembourgish nationality to have his/her registration fees for the examination
and/or lessons in the Luxembourgish language reimbursed.
The support for vocational training of job seekers
enables them to attend vocational training and to have part of the costs thereof paid for by the ADEM, subject to certain conditions.
The reduction voucher
offers those concerned to take advantage of a reduced registration fee in the amount of 10 euros for courses organised by the Department
of Adult Education and the National Institute for Languages Luxembourg (INLL)