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Luxembourg's Ministry of Education, Children and Youth has announced that new training courses in tattoo artistry and health sciences will be offered in certain secondary schools from September 2024.

At the start of the 2024/2025 school year, courses leading to a vocational aptitude diploma (DAP) in tattoo artistry will be launched. According to the ministry, this is a "good example" of a sector in full development. In terms of regulations, future tattoo artists must respect strict hygiene and health conditions and manage contact and follow-up with clients, while cultivating their creativity and forging their style. This new DAP course will develop these different skills in a practice-oriented programme with up to four days per week of practical training in a company.

The DAP will be offered in German at the Lycée Technique du Centre for students who have successfully completed a "5e" secondary class (the first three years of secondary school).

In general secondary education, the "health sciences" section will be extended to students starting from year "4e" (fourth year). This was previously offered to students in their penultimate year (2e) of secondary school. According to the ministry, students will now have more time to deepen their knowledge in medical sciences and technologies and specialise in one of three fields: human biology, medical sciences or pharmacology. Graduates can then pursue training in various professions, ranging from laboratory assistant to podiatrist, midwife or biotechnology engineer.

The course will be offered in French and German at the Lycée Technique pour Professions de Santé to students who have passed a 5e class with the required level in mathematics.