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Training stakeholders

The State plays an active role in continuing training provision as a whole, in particular with regard to the governance of the system and offers a broad range of training courses via its departments and administrations.

The employers' and employees' professional chambers are also involved in shaping education and vocational training policy and are involved in the development of training for companies and their employees through their corresponding training bodies.

The University of Luxembourg offers courses that are organised into lectures, tutorials, practical work and seminars. University degrees/diplomas may be obtained through continuing training.

Private training bodies and associations play a significant role on the training market by offering training content that is constantly adapted to the needs of companies and individuals. The exercise of training activities in the Grand Duchy is regulated.

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The education and training system in Luxembourg

Lifelong learning covers any learning activity undertaken at any time of life. In the Grand Duchy, both public and private initiatives come together to build a system which offers uninterrupted quality education and training from childhood to retirement.

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With a view to lifelong learning, the Luxembourg qualifications framework (Cadre luxembourgeois des qualifications - CLQ) enables individuals to rank their qualifications in relation to other qualifications. The CLQ contains information on "learning outcomes", i.e. what the holders of a given qualification are supposed to know, understand, and be able to do.

More information about the Luxembourg qualifications framework

Recognition of diplomas

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.

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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.

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Training glossary

To fully understand the vocabulary of lifelong learning, the training glossary is at your disposal. It presents the definitions of terms used in the world of training in order to share a common language.

The training courses published on are classified into training domains. These domains are also defined in the glossary in order to allow for coherent and consistent reading. Links to the courses in the relevant domains are provided.

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The main legal texts regarding continuing training in Luxembourg are listed on the portal.

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European initiatives

Europass allows you to express all your qualifications and skills clearly to find a job or attend a training course. It is the European Skills Passport.

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) describes foreign language skills. It is divided into six levels - A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 - progressing from beginner level (A1) to advanced (C2). A self-assessment grid enables learners to situate their level of competence in the CEFR.

The purpose of the the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) is to make national qualifications easier to understand and more comparable. Luxembourg adopted it in its referencing report of the Luxembourg qualifications framework (Cadre luxembourgeois des qualifications - CLQ) towards the EQF.