Thanks to continuing training, adults are able to obtain a diploma attesting the completion of vocational training.
The Technician's Diploma (Diplôme de technicien - DT) is designed to provide very advanced vocational training thus allowing
the learner to directly enter working life. The DT can be obtained by attending a sandwich course under an adult apprenticeship
contract or by validation of non-formal and informal learning.
More information about the DT
The Vocational Aptitude Diploma (Diplôme d'aptitude professionnelle - DAP) gives holders access to the labour market as qualified
employees. The DAP can be obtained by attending a sandwich course under an adult apprenticeship contract or by validation of non-formal
and informal learning. Note that the DAP Nursing Assistant can be gained while being employed. Evening classes are offered for the
1st year DAP Administrative and Commercial Agent.
More information about the DAP
The Vocational Capacity Certificate (Certificat de capacité professionnelle - CCP) constitutes basic vocational training.
It can be obtained by attending a sandwich course under an adult apprenticeship contract or by validation of non-formal and informal
More information about the CCP
Thanks to continuing training, adults are able to obtain a diploma attesting the completion of secondary education.
The Classical Secondary School Leaving Diploma (Diplôme de fin d'études secondaires classiques - DFESC) in humanities and social
sciences - modern section G, may be acquired by attending evening classes or by following a distance learning course (eBac).
This is the only section of classical secondary education accessible via continuing training.
More information about the DFESC
Adults who wish to complete their general secondary education or start studying again can obtain the General Secondary School
Leaving Diploma (Diplôme de fin d'études secondaires générales - DFESG) in the administrative and commercial division,
management section, by attending evening classes. The social education worker's diploma can be obtained while being
employed for adults already working in the educational or social field.
More information about the DFESG
Adults who do not hold a secondary school leaving diploma, whether classical, general or a foreign equivalent, and who would like to
undertake university studies can gain a diploma that is equivalent to the secondary school leaving diploma thanks to the
Access to University Studies Diploma (Diplôme d’accès aux études universitaires - DAEU), literary option.
More information about the DAEU
With the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Diplôme d’accès aux études supérieures - DAES), adults have a second chance
to obtain a diploma and gain access to higher education, regulated professions and jobs in the public sector. The DAES is a new
training path offered in the framework of adult education and is recognised as equivalent to the secondary school leaving diploma.
More information about the DAES
Thanks to continuing training, adults are able to obtain a Master Craftsmanship in a trade or a higher education diploma.
The Master Craftsmanship (Brevet de maîtrise) is a key qualification in the arts and crafts sector. It makes it possible for the holders
to set up and run their own business, to train apprentices or to take up a managerial role in a craft, manufacturing or commercial business.
Adults can obtain the Master Craftsmanship by attending preparatory classes or through validation of non-formal and informal learning.
More information about the Master Craftsmanship
The Higher Technician Certificate (Brevet de technicien supérieur - BTS) is awarded at the end of a short training course in higher education
that normally lasts two years. It is a vocational higher education qualification that meets the needs of businesses.
Validation of non-formal and informal learning allows you to have your experience recognised with the aim of obtaining, in whole or in part,
a BTS in your field of activity.
More information about the BTS
Adults wishing to resume or embark on higher education, generally at the same time as pursuing a professional activity, may obtain a university diploma
such as a Master's degree (5 years of higher education), a Bachelor's degree (3 years of higher education) or another diploma awarded by a
university via continuing training which offers teaching outside working hours, classes in the evening or at the weekend, distance learning (e-learning)
or blended learning. Validation of non-formal and informal learning allows you to access a programme of study or obtain transfer credits or exemptions.
More information about the university diploma
Young people and adults have opportunities to enhance their skills and better navigate their way through working life.
The Diplom+ course is aimed at young graduates to deliver additional skills and increase the chances of finding a job
or preparing for higher education.
More information on the Diplôm+ course
The 5e classes enable adults to reach the level of the 5e class which they need to be able to achieve their personal and
professional projects thanks to back to school options. The same is true for immigrants who do not have a recognised level
of education or whose knowledge of languages is insufficient to join the Luxembourg school system. These classes give access to
secondary education and vocational training. They may be attended as evening or daytime classes.
More information about the 5e classes
The validation of non-formal and informal learning (Validation des acquis de l’expérience - VAE) is a further means of gaining a formal
qualification. This scheme allows professional and personal experience to be recognised with a view to obtaining a qualification
or partial validation, gaining access to a training path, or being partially exempted from certain parts of a programme of studies.
VAE is for anyone, regardless of age, level of study or professional status. The prerequisite is to have completed at least 3 years or
5 000 hours of work directly related to the requested certification.
More information about VAE
The formal recognition of an education level and a diploma of secondary, vocational or higher education obtained in another country
is subject to a request for recognition or registration in the higher education section of the register of certificates.
Recognition of diplomas of secondary education
Newcomers to Luxembourg who wish to start or work there can, depending on their needs, apply for recognition of their level of education,
diploma or professional qualification obtained in another country.
More information about the recognition of diplomas of secondary education
Recognition of diplomas of higher education
Registration in the higher education section of the register of certificates corresponds to the academic recognition of a diploma of higher
education obtained in another country. The procedure applies to any higher education diplomas/degrees issued in a country other than Luxembourg,
Belgium and the Netherlands.
More information about the recognition of diplomas of higher education