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Requesting special paid leave for training

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

Organising your working hours to attend training

Two schemes are proposed to enable private individuals to balance their working time and training time according to their skills development objectives and their availability.

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.

Seeking specific financial support

Various sources of financing specifically for the training courses attended or the beneficiaries are offered in the Grand Duchy.

Tax deductibility 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)