CCP - Vocational Capacity Certificate (Certificat de capacité professionnelle)

Last update : 25.09.2023

General information

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 (CCP) through a sandwich course under an adult apprenticeship contract.

The CCP constitutes basic vocational training.

New - CCP Assistant in daily support

The course leading to the Vocational Capacity Certificate as Assistant in daily support is a new 2-year training scheme, which prepares students to support different groups of the public (children, young people, senior citizens and people with special needs) in their everyday lives. It will replace the training as a family assistant (ASF) as from the start of the 2023/24 school year.

This course can be taken after successful completion of the third year of secondary education (5e class), but also as adult training or on-the-job training. To gain admission to this new training course in combination with employment, the candidate will no longer need to have at least 2 years of work experience.

Candidates for the Vocational Capacity Certificate as Assistant in daily support will attend a training organisation for 4 days and secondary school for 1 day a week, amounting to a total of around 600 hours of training. Special emphasis is placed on the area of care and educational support. Students will be trained to work in multidisciplinary teams.

The language skills required are developed over 4 semesters to guarantee good spoken communication in the country's three languages (Luxembourgish, French and German), essential to providing quality care to the people concerned.

CPP through adult apprenticeship

All the vocational 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.

Most CCP training courses are bilingual (French and German) as far as training in school is concerned. Some CCP training courses are also organised in the French-speaking scheme, with classes taught exclusively in French.

Training leading to the CCP lasts 3 years, except for the following jobs, for which training lasts 2 years:

More information about the access requirements and structure of the adult apprenticeship.

Professions and Trades Training also organised in
the French-language scheme
Chamber of Employers / Ministry
with responsibility for the scheme
Aide ménagère MEN
Assistant d’accompagnement au quotidien MEN
Assistant en mécanique automobile CdM
Assistant fleuriste CdM
Assistant horticulteur en production CA
Assistant pépiniériste-paysagiste CA
Boucher-charcutier CdM
Boulanger-pâtissier CdM
Carreleur CdM
Coiffeur francophone CdM
Commis de vente CC
Cordonnier-réparateur CdM
Couvreur CdM
Cuisinier CC
Débosseleur de véhicules automoteurs CdM
Électricien francophone CdM
Installateur chauffage-sanitaire francophone CdM
Maçon CdM
Marbrier - tailleur de pierres CdM
Mécanicien de cycles CdM
Ouvrier agricole CA
Parqueteur CdM
Pâtissier-chocolatier-confiseur-glacier CdM
Peintre de véhicules automoteurs CdM
Peintre-décorateur CdM
Plafonneur-façadier CdM
Serveur de restaurant CC

CCP through validation of non-formal and informal learning

Anyone who is in employment and can provide proof of solid experience in relation to the diploma sought may acquire a CCP by applying for the validation of non-formal and informal learning.

More information about the VAE.


ADEM – Agence pour le développement de l’emploi
Service d'orientation professionnelle

Maison de l'Orientation

29, rue Aldringen
L-1118 Luxembourg

+352 247 85480
+352 247 85387
Maison de l'Orientation "Beim Park"

7, avenue de la Gare
L-9233 Diekirch

+352 247 65430

Agence Belval

1, blvd. Porte de France
L-4360 Esch-sur-Alzette

+352 247 75411