VAE is a scheme enabling anyone, regardless of age, level of study or professional status to have his or her professional and personal
experience recognised to gain a qualification. The prerequisite is to have completed at least 3 years or 5 000 hours of an activity
directly related to the requested certification.
VAE can be applied for in respect of the following qualifications:
VAE is a further means of gaining a formal qualification. It is not a mere conversion of an experience into a diploma, but a real
pathway that requires personal work. The steps to be taken and the competent body vary according to the qualification sought.
More information about VAE
Adults having acquired considerable experience in their workplace or in the context of extra-professional activities may use their experience
to earn a formal qualification that acknowledges their skills.
As regards vocational training, the Vocational Capacity Certificate (Certificat de capacité professionnelle – CCP), the Vocational
Aptitude Diploma (Diplôme d'aptitude professionnelle - DAP) and the Technician's Diploma (Diplôme de technicien - DT)
are accessible through VAE. The same applies to the General Secondary School Leaving Diploma (Diplôme de fin d'études secondaires
générales - DFESG) and the Master Craftsmanship (Brevet de maîtrise) in a trade.
In order to identify the qualification that best corresponds to their experience, applicants are invited to consult the school curricula
and to request information from the VAE Unit of the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth.
More information about VAE for vocational training, general secondary education, and for the Master Craftsmanship
VAE allows experience to be recognised with a view to obtaining all or part of a Higher Technician Certificate
(Brevet de technicien supérieur – BTS).
In order to identify the diploma that best corresponds to their experience, applicants are invited to consult the list of BTS
on offer and to request further information from the relevant secondary school.
More information about VAE for the BTS
VAE at the University of Luxembourg allows experience to be recognised with a view to:
Applicants are invited to request information from the University of Luxembourg for details of the programmes of studies,
the procedure and the conditions of the VAE scheme.
More information about VAE for university degrees/diplomas