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Initial education for teachers and trainers working in adult education and training


9.Teachers and education staff

9.6Initial education for teachers and trainers working in adult education and training

Last update: 27 November 2023

The main categories of teachers working in adult education in Luxembourg are:

  • Secondary school teachers: courses of adult secondary education at secondary schools are held by secondary school staff, i. e. teachers and chargés d’éducation employed by the ministry of Education, Children and Youth (MENJE; ministère de l’Éducation nationale, de l'Enfance et de la Jeunesse) (see article 9.1 Initial Education for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education)
  • Civil servant trainers in adult education: in order to promote the professionalisation of trainers in adult education, access to the career of trainer in adult education (formateur d'adultes) in public service has been regulated in 2011 (règlement grand-ducal modifié du 24 octobre 2011). This regulation concerns trainers engaged by the national Centres for continuing vocational training (CNFPC; Centre national de la formation professionnelle continue), by the National language institute (INL; Institut national des langues) and the Second chance school (E2C; École de la deuxième chance). It requires candidates to hold a qualification adapted to their teaching mission and to master at least two of the three national languages. A special commission judges if a candidate’s qualification corresponds to the function. Candidates who have successfully passed the entry exam have to complete a two-year probationary period (stage), during which they acquire experience on the job and receive an additional training in adult pedagogy
  • Formally accredited teachers and trainers: in grant-funded adult general education, teachers and trainers have to hold a formal accreditation, which is issued by the ministry of Education on the basis of the trainers’ pedagogical and content-related competences
  • Higher education staff (see article 9.4 Initial Education for Academic Staff in Higher Education).

In the other fields of adult education, there are neither legal requirements nor any legally recognised groups of teachers. Education and training providers are responsible for the recruitment of competent teachers (engaged as permanent employees or –mostly– as freelance teachers).