Obtaining a DAP under an adult apprenticeship contract or through VAE or the DAP Nursing Assistant while working
Adults who discover or rediscover a desire to learn a trade or a profession or change their professional prospects can obtain a Vocational Aptitude Diploma (DAP) through a sandwich course under an adult apprenticeship contract.
Please note that in the healthcare and social professions sector, the DAP Nursing Assistant is also available as on-the-job training.
Adults who work and who wish to gain a DAP Administrative and Commercial Agent may attend the class of the first year DAP by way of evening classes.
The DAP provides access to the labour market as a qualified employee.
The training leading to the DAP Carer has been reformed to create 2 new DAPs:
DAP Socio-educational Agent (or DAP Education)
Vocational training leading to the DAP Socio-educational Agent has been launched at the start of the 2022/2023 school year to prepare pupils to take part in the
care and supervision of children and young people in nurseries, 'maisons relais', day-care centres, etc.
The DAP Socio-educational Agent as training for adults and as French-language scheme will be offered from the start of the 2023/2024 school year.
DAP Inclusion Agent
The training leading to the DAP Inclusion Agent focuses on supporting children, young people, adults and senior citizens with special needs so that they can
participate in all aspects of life.
Training for adults will be set up for the start of the 2024-2025 school year.
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.
More information about the access requirements and structure of the adult apprenticeship.
Training can be done in the form of cross-border apprenticeship.
See the Grand-Ducal Regulation dated 21 July 2023 determining the professions and trades in the context of vocational training.
Cross-border apprenticeship is a vocational training course where the learner undergoes training in the workplace, under an apprenticeship contract, in an undertaking based in Luxembourg and the school training in an approved school in the Greater Region.
A written request must be submitted to the Vocational Training Service of the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth. Apprenticeship contracts may be concluded between 16 July and 1 November of any given year.
On-the-job nursing assistant training is suitable for people with an employment contract in the care sector, who have a certain amount of work experience and have not had the opportunity to undertake the initial training. The 3-year training course leads to a Nursing Assistant DAP.
An Admissions Committee ranks the applications and where necessary selects applicants. The registration process can be consulted on the Lycée technique pour professions de santé website: www.ltps.lu
Evening classes are aimed at adults who work and who wish to gain a DAP Administrative and Commercial Agent.
For the evening classes, applicants must be at least 18 years old. They may contact the Lycée technique du centre (LTC) or the Lycée Mathias Adam (LYMA) regarding all the registration conditions.
First-year class DAP and first-year class DAP French-speaking scheme
After successful completion of the classes of the first year of the DAP course, adults may attend the classes of the second and third years of the course under an adult apprenticeship contract.
Anyone who is in employment and can provide proof of solid experience in relation to the diploma sought may acquire a DAP by applying for the validation of non-formal and informal learning.
More information about the VAE.