Continuing education facilities and aids for adults

Professional training is a predominant topic in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The offer of training for adults is very important.

The cost to the participant may seem quite low considering the quality of the training offered. Under certain conditions, the learner can benefit from financial aid.

Continuing professional development

Luxembourg offers a wide range of high quality training courses. The possibilities for improvement of theknowledge and skills are vast, in various fields.

Courses for adults are offered in the form of seminars, evening classes, university courses or professional certifications. These courses are offered by different organizations.

Chamber of Commerce

The Chambre des métiers de Luxembourg organizes training courses in the field of crafts: food, fashion, construction, mechanics, management, organization,…

Business creators can also find training and assistance.

House of Training of the Chamber of Commerce

The House of Training offers continuing professional education in 19 areas including HR, real estate, business management, accounting, law, insurance, banking, commerce, etc.

The House of Training offers training for both employees and employers and adapts to changing legislation and current events. It thus responds quite closely to the needs of the Luxembourg market.

Its 700 or so training courses are presented in different formats: seminars, day courses, evening courses and conferences. The main language used is French, but some conferences and trainings are in German or English.

The House of Training is the training organization born from the merger of the Luxembourg School for Commerce (LSC), training organization of the Chamber of Commerce, and the IFBL, training organization of the Luxembourg Bankers Association.

Lifelong-learning.lu

lifelong-learning.lu is the national portal for lifelong learning.

Lifelong-learning.lu centralizes the continuing education offer in Luxembourg. More than 10,000 training courses are offered by 300 public, private and associative training organizations.

The site also references all the training assistance schemes for individuals and companies. It is managed by the INFPC, the National Institute for the Development of Continuing Vocational Training, under the supervision of the Ministry of National Education, Children and Youth.

Ministry of National Education

On the website of the Ministry of Education, Childhood and Youth you will find all the information about the financing of training, individual training leave, …

ADEM Agency for the Development of Employment

The ADEM (Agence pour le Développement de l’Emploi) can also, in certain cases, with the “Aide à la Formation Professionnelle”, cover part of the training costs in the context of a professional project. Ask your counselor if you are registered withADEM as a job seeker.

You want to learn Luxembourgish or another language, improve your level in a language ? See our page dedicated to language training.

Skills assessment and professional retraining

Are you considering a new career path and would like to change jobs? To help you in your reconversion and to define the new contours of your project, several tools are at your disposal.

Before any change, it is important to know yourself and to define precisely your professional desires and expectations. The knowledge of one’s deepest motivations allows one to build a coherent professional project with a promising future. By combining this reflection with a skills assessment, you will give yourself every chance to succeed in your professional conversion.

ADEM can help certain registered job seekers to carry out a skills assessment under certain conditions. Don’t hesitate to ask your ADEM consultant.

Several training organizations registered on the Lifelong learning portal can also offer you a skills assessment depending on their field of intervention.

The Maison de l’Orientaion can also help you define your skills and competencies. Thanks to several tools, you can evaluate yourself online your interests, skills and abilities. You will find these tools on this page.

Vocational training aids

Individuals and companies can receive funding assistance for professional training.

Co-financing for companies

Companies can apply for co-financing assistance from the state through the INFPC.

This co-financing assistance can be up to 15% of the cost of the training investment made during the operating year. It may be increased in certain specific cases. More information here.

Aids for individuals

There are also several types of assistance available to individuals who wish to train.

Financial aid

  • The costs of professional training for further education can be deducted by employees from taxable income.
  • It is possible for those enrolled in graduate studies to benefit from a loan or a graduate scholarship under certain conditions.
  • Vocational training assistance may be provided to job seekers. Under certain conditions, the unemployed can benefit from a coverage of the training costs, which will be advanced by the job seeker. Please note that the request must be made to ADEM before the beginning of the training. More information here.

Special leave for professional training

Employees, self-employed persons or professionals wishing to follow a professional training in the context of their work, can request a individual training leave. This leave can be up to 80 days over the course of a working life.

Learning Luxembourgish can give rise to a leave of absence of up to 200 hours.

Learn more about the Individual Training Leave.

Working time arrangements

Employees working in a company that uses flextime can request this flexibility for training.

Learn more about working time for training.

Unpaid leave for training

As soon as they have more than 2 years of seniority, employees in the private sector can benefit from a break in their commitments with their employer to follow a training course eligible for this scheme.

More information on unpaid leave for training.