Socio-educational officer (m/f)

The Vocational aptitude diploma for socio-educational officer (DAP Éducation) prepares you for work in an education and care structure, for example in crèches for children aged 0 to 4, in daycare centres for children aged 4 to 12, or in care structures for young people.


Places of work

  • education and care establishments for children (maisons relais, parental assistants, day centres or school hostels, crèches, mini-crèches);
  • primary schools (A-EBS).


  • observe children of different ages and recognise their needs;
  • look gently after infants;
  • supporting the development of (young) children and helping to create a space where they can experiment freely and flourish.


The initial training of the socio-educational officer lasts three years, full-time, and takes place at the school. At the heart of this training are five six-week placements, giving an insight into working with children.

For adult training, an apprenticeship contract in a childcare facility is required. Adult apprentices spend two days at school and three days at the training company.

DAP Education's initial courses in German are available at the following lycées:

  • Lycée du Nord;
  • École privée Sainte-Anne;
  • Lycée Technique pour professions éducatives et sociales;
  • Bouneweger Lycée Luxembourg;
  • École privée Fieldgen;
  • Lycée Guillaume Kroll;
  • Lycée Mathias-Adam;
  • Lycée Nic-Biever;
  • Nordstad-Lycée;
  • Maacher Lycée Grevenmacher.

DAP Education's initial training courses in French are available at the following lycées:

  • Nordstad-Lycée;
  • Lycée technique du Centre;
  • Bouneweger Lycée Luxembourg;
  • Lycée Mathias-Adam.

DAP Adult Education training is available through the École nationale pour adultes (ENAD).

Do you have any questions?

Maison de l'orientation
29, rue Aldringen
L-1118 Luxembourg

Phone: (+352) 80 02 81 81

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:00 to 17:00 (except for the "higher education" counter, which is only open in the afternoons from 13:00 to 17:00).

The Maison de l'orientation is a government agency that brings together in one place public players active in the field of educational and vocational guidance. In its "guidance" area, citizens can take advantage of a first meeting without appointment and anonymously, all year round (also during school holidays).

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