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 for Administrative and commercial agents 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.
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
Training can be done in the form of cross-border apprenticeship.
See "Grand-Ducal Regulation dated 4 August 2022"
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
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 who can prove solid experience in relation to the diploma in question can initiate a process of validation
of non-formal and informal learning to acquire a DAP.
More information about the VAE.