Continuing education grants for adults

Vocational training for adults

Vocational training is a major topic in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The range of training courses for adults is very extensive.

The cost to the learner may seem quite low, given the quality of the courses on offer. Under certain conditions, learners can also benefit from financial aid. 

Continuing professional training organizations

Luxembourg offers a wide range of high-quality training courses. Training opportunities to improve knowledge and skills are vast, in a variety of fields.

Continuing education courses for adults take the form of seminars, evening classes, university courses or professional certifications. Various organizations offer these courses, as well as master's degrees to complement professional experience.

Chamber of Crafts and Trades training courses

The Luxembourg Chamber of Crafts and Trades organizes training courses in the following areas: food, fashion, construction, mechanics, management, organization, etc.

Entrepreneurs can also find training and assistance.

House of Training of the Chamber of Commerce

The Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce's "House of Training" offers continuing professional education in 19 fields, including HR, real estate, business management, accountancy, law, insurance, banking, commerce, ...

The House of Training is aimed at both employees and employers, and adapts to changes in legislation and current events. In this way, it closely matches the needs of the Luxembourg market.

Its 700 or so training courses are offered in a variety of formats: seminars, day courses, evening courses and conferences. The main language used is French, but some lectures and training courses are also available in German or English.

The House of Training is the result of the merger of the Luxembourg School for Commerce (LSC), the training body of the Chamber of Commerce, and the IFBL, the training body of the Luxembourg Bankers' Association., professional training portal

lifelong-learning. lu is the national portal for lifelong learning. This website centralizes Luxembourg's continuing education offerings. More than 10,000 training courses are offered by 300 public, private and associative training organizations.

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

ADEM Luxembourg Employment Development Agency

In certain cases, ADEM (Agence pour le Développement de l'Emploi) can also cover part of the cost of training as part of a professional project. Ask your advisor if you are registered with ADEM as ajob seeker.

Would you like to learn Luxembourgish or another language, or improve your language skills ? Visit our page dedicated to language training.

SNJ National Youth Service

Created in 1964, the Service National de la Jeunesse is a public service designed to meet the needs of young people and associations. It implements youth policy and organizes educational programs for young people.

The SNJ has 4 main missions:

  • training and support for educational projects and activities with young people
  • hosting educational centers focusing on the media, sports or sustainable development
  • support for young people's transition to working life, notably through local branches. Alternative solutions to avoid inactivity. International mobility is encouraged through voluntary service, working vacation visas and au-pair placements. Find out more about au-pair work in Luxembourg.

The SNJ website is a mine of information for young people. Here you'll find all the links to sites dedicated to young people,

Skills assessment and professional retraining

Are you considering a new career path and looking to change professions? Several tools are available to help you define the new contours of your project.

Before making any changes, you need to get to know yourself and define your career goals and expectations precisely. Knowing your deepest motivations enables you to build a coherent, forward-looking career plan. By combining this with a skills assessment, you'll give yourself every chance of making a success of your professional conversion.

ADEM can help certain registered jobseekers carry out a skills assessment under certain conditions. Don't hesitate to ask your ADEM advisor.

A number of training organizations listed on the Lifelong learning portal can also offer you a skills assessment, depending on their area of expertise.

The Maison de l'Orientation can also help you define your aptitudes and skills. Thanks to a number of tools, you can assess your own interests, aptitudes and skills online. You'll find these tools on this page.

Financial assistance for professional training

Individuals and companies can benefit from financial assistance for vocational training.

Co-financing of continuing education for companies

Companies can apply for co-financing assistance from the State via the INFPC.

This co-financing aid can cover up to 15% of the cost of the training investment made during the operating year. It may be increased in certain specific cases. For more information on co-financing continuing training, click here.

Vocational training aids for individuals

Individuals wishing to train can also benefit from several types of assistance.

Financial assistance for training for individuals

Special leave for professional training

Employees, the self-employed or the liberal professions wishing to take professional training as part of their job can apply for individual training leave. This leave can last up to 80 days over the course of a person's working life.

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

Financing vocational training

On the website of the French Ministry of Education, Children and Youth, you'll find all the information you need on financing training, individual training leave, etc.

Arrangement of working hours

Employees working in a company with flexible working hours can ask to take advantage of this flexibility for training purposes.

Find out more about flexible working hours for training.

Unpaid training leave

Private-sector employees with more than 2 years' seniority can benefit from a break in their commitments to their employer to take part in a training course eligible for this scheme.

Find out more about unpaid leave for training.

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