What it involves

The State supports companies' training efforts by offering aid in funding their training plans.

This State aid, which corresponds to 15% (taxable) of the amount invested each year, may be claimed by private-sector companies that are legally established and conduct their main business in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

An extra 20% is taken into account in terms of the salary costs of employees who do not hold a qualification recognised by the State authorities and who have been employed in the company for less than 10 years, as well as employees over 45 years old at the start of implementing the company's training plan. The amount of investment in training is capped depending on the company's size.

The INFPC processes companies' applications for co-funding on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth.

Access the co-funding scheme on-line via the lifelong-learning.lu platform.

Apply for co-funding for in-company training

State aid for in-company training is subject to a number of conditions. The financial aid is accessed by applying for co-funding.

The INFPC guides companies applying for financial aid from the State for training.

A video tutorial and a simulator for calculating co-funding are available to provide you with a better understanding of the co-funding scheme.

Access the application for co-funding and the video tutorial on-line on the lifelong-learning.lu platform.

Analysis of your applications for co-funding

Processing consists of an analysis of compliance, covering both quality and quantity, with the eligibility criteria laid down in the legislation.

The INFPC submits the conclusions of its analyses to the consultative committee; the committee issues an opinion, which it passes on to the Minister for Education, Childhood and Youth (MENJE). The Minister then decides whether the aid will be allocated or not.

The INFPC processes nearly 2.000 applications for co-funding each year.

The company sends its application for co-funding to the INFPC by the given deadline. The INFPC carries out its analysis of the application's compliance and, if necessary, asks the company for more information. The INFPC then sends the conclusions of its analyses to the consultative committee; the committee issues an opinion, which it passes on to the Ministry of Education, Childhood and Youth. The Ministry then decides whether the aid will be allocated or not, and informs the company of its decision.
The process of applying for co-funding

Attend training on co-funding

The INFPC offers a training course on co-funding for in-company training for anyone responsible for continuous vocational training within a company.

The course lasts one day; it covers a number of theoretical notions and deals with an actual case, making it possible to understand the process of accessing co-funding.

Register for the training course on co-funding on-line at lifelong-learning.lu.

Compiling a training plan

Companies have to meet their development and performance objectives. They need to make sure their employees are competent and motivated. They have to keep up with pace of technical innovation and increasing competition at all times.

Continuing vocational training is an essential way of adapting employees' skills to the demands of their ever-changing jobs. In this way, continuing vocational training promotes the present and future balance of requirements and resources in terms of skills within the company.

A training plan structures and organises the quality and quantity of the training projects aimed at the company's employees, setting out the company's objectives, defining target group(s), selecting trainers, and determining the corresponding budget. Compiling a training plan involves a number of stages: analysis of training needs, organisation of training courses, assessment and usefulness in the workplace.

Find out about training courses dedicated to the training plan proposed on lifelong-learning.lu

The State supports the training efforts of companies established in the Grand Duchy by offering financial aid to help in paying for their employees' training. The aid amounts to 15% (taxable) of the annual amount invested in training. The aid is obtained by applying for co-funding; a number of conditions apply.

Trends in in-company training

Companies applying for State aid to fund their training plans invest 1.7% of their total payroll in training. On average, employees attend 4.7 training courses lasting 3.9 hours, and the amount of State aid per employee is 171 euros.

In its latest publication, the Training Observatory analyses the training activity of the companies that applied for State aid for continuing vocational training in 2019.

View full information on in-company training practices