Validation of non-formal and informal learning (Validation des acquis de l'expérience - VAE) -
what is it about?

Last update : 08.08.2023

General information

The VAE makes it possible to obtain a qualification or a partial validation, to gain access to a training path, or to be partially exempted from certain parts of a programme of studies.

As an additional means of accessing diplomas, the VAE is for anyone, regardless of age, level of study or professional status.

The only prerequisite is a minimum of 3 years or 5 000 hours (continuous or not) of paid, unpaid or voluntary work which is directly related to the requested certification.

It can be applied in respect of the following qualifications:

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Certificates, diplomas and qualifications obtained through VAE are equivalent to certificates, diplomas and qualifications obtained through other testing methods and give the same entitlements.

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Process to follow

The request for VAE requires personal work. The candidate must compile a portfolio containing evidence of all his or her knowledge, competencies and skills as set out in the programme of the qualification sought.

The process to follow and the competent authority vary according to the qualification sought.

Qualification Competent authority
  • CCP, DAP, DT, General Secondary School Leaving Diploma, and Master Craftsmanship qualification
Ministry of Education, Children and Youth
  • BTS
Secondary school offering the training sought
  • Access to studies, obtaining credit transfers or exemptions for a Bachelor's or Master's programme
University of Luxembourg

Further information on the validation of non-formal and informal learning process according to the qualification sought:


CCP, DAP, DT DFESG et Brevet de maîtrise

Ministère de l’Éducation nationale, de l'Enfance et de la Jeunesse
Service de la formation professionnelle

Cellule VAE
29, rue Aldringen
L-2926 Luxembourg

Accueil client sur rendez-vous:
38, rue Philippe II
L-2926 Luxembourg

+352 247 75908
+352 247 65253
+352 247 85993
+352 247 85937
Brevet de Technicien supérieur

Lycée proposant la formation visée

Diplômes universitaires

Université du Luxembourg
SEVE - Service des études et de la vie étudiante

+352 46 66 44 6060
Formulaire de contact