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National reforms in vocational education and training and adult learning


14.Ongoing reforms and policy developments

14.3National reforms in vocational education and training and adult learning

Last update: 29 March 2024


Towards a grouping of certain Master craftsman’s diplomas

A draft law on the reform of training leading to a Master craftsman’s diploma was introduced on 9 October 2023. A horizontal and inter-trade restructuring of the training courses leading to the Master craftsman’s diploma has been initiated. This should result in twelve to fifteen certificates organised by field of activity, compared to the 31 diplomas organised by sectors until now.

This approach will respond to structural changes in companies and new expectations from customers, as well as to the varied profiles of candidates interested in the various training courses.

A modernisation is also planned for the examinations leading to the diploma.  


New vocational training courses

In February, the minister of Education, Children and Youth presented the new vocational courses for the 2023/24 academic year:

  • CCP Assistant for Daily Support: The two-year training leading to this vocational capacity certificate aims to learn in a practical way how to support children, the elderly and people with special needs in their daily lives. The training covers three areas: educational support, assistance with care and household tasks. 
  • DAP Inclusion: The aim of the training is to learn how to accompany children, young people, adults or people with special needs in their daily lives.
  • DT Electric mobility: Graduates will develop their theoretical and practical knowledge of electronics and car mechanics in order to carry out maintenance and repair of electric vehicles. 


New vocational training courses

In May 2022, the minister of Education, Children and Youth presented the four new vocational training courses for the 2022/23 academic year:

  • DAP Education: The training in the German-speaking regime provided in 12 schools, allows graduates to work in child or youth care facilities, namely in crèches, relay houses and school homes. From the school year 2023/24, the training will also be offered in the French-speaking regime, but the command of the Luxembourg language being required.
  • DAP Electro-Technologies: This vocational diploma, offered in 7 high schools, focuses on renewable energy and electromobility. In addition, the training is oriented towards companies active in the fields of communication, automation and industrial electrical installations.
  • DAP Horticulture in Landscaping: The horticulture course can be taken by holders of a DAP in landscape gardening or another DAP in the "green" sector. This new training enables graduates to design tomorrow's green spaces, plan gardens and plantations by using digital tools.
  • DAP Tourism and Communication: The new diploma allows graduates to work with private operators (airlines, travel agencies, tour operators), whether national, international or public, in Luxembourg or abroad.


Launch of the Digital Learning Hub

The opening of the Digital Learning Hub (DLH) in September 2022 marked a new stage in the mastery of digital technologies. In a society that is becoming increasingly digital, learning digital tools is essential to meet the growing demand of the job market.

The DLH's offer is part of the ministry of Education, Children and Youth's continuing professional education programme and is characterised by a high degree of flexibility to accommodate training in the field of IT (coding, cybersecurity, blockchain, design thinking), and by an alternative pedagogy compared to a traditional school.



Diversification of VET initial training offer

The ministry of Education, Children and Youth has announced early April that from the start of the new school year by September 2021 new opportunities will be opened in initial vocational training. This means that several courses will be updated, the offer will be expanded and there will be a linguistic diversification of the courses.
The development of the educational offer is a key action lever in Luxembourg's national education policy. It is based on the needs expressed by the economic world as well as on the variety of students' profiles.

The new offers include new professional outlooks:

  • e-commerce
  • Agricultural worker
  • Mecatronician in agriculture and civil engineering
  • French-speaking mecatronician
  • Smart buildings & Energies
  • Smart technologies.

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