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Teaching and learning in post-secondary non-tertiary education


6.Secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education

6.8Teaching and learning in post-secondary non-tertiary education

Last update: 28 March 2024

Curriculum, subjects, number of hours

All courses have a common core curriculum which has been fixed by the law in 1996 and has been adapted in 2010 (TEXTE COORDONNÉ).

The core curriculum foresees general modules, which are the same for all professions:

  • Module A: Law 
  • Module B: Quantitative Management Techniques
  • Module C: Management Techniques
  • Module D: Business Formation
  • Module E: Applied pedagogy.

The chamber of Trade publishes the list (in French) of professions for which it preparatory courses are organised.

Teaching methods and materials

The legislation does not prescribe any specific teaching materials or teaching methods.
Each year, courses for all professions are organised in Luxembourgish and German with teaching materiel provided in German. Additional courses in French are organised each year for different professions.

N.B. A draft law on the reform of training leading to a Master craftsman’s diploma was introduced on 9 October 2023. More information under 14.3 – National reforms in vocational education and training and adult learning.