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sabrinanana

Would you like to find out more about financing your training?

Sabrina is available to help you put together your financing application.
- email : snana@groupe-ifg.fr
- tel : +33 1 47 20 97 90

Mireille

Would you like to find out more about financing training for your employees?

Mireille can advise and assist you in putting together a financing package for your employee.
- email : mlepetitcollin@groupe-ifg.fr
- tel : +33 1 81 51 15 65

Vocational training is a key element in ensuring competitiveness and employability in the job market. The government has made it possible for every working person to take part in training throughout their career, whatever their situation, in order to stay in their current job, move to another profession or improve their skills in their current position. However, financing this training can be an obstacle.

To give you a clearer idea of the various financing schemes available in France, we have grouped together the options available to you according to your status:

Civil servant
CFP: Congé de Formation Professionnelle (vocational training leave)
Professional training leave is a period of leave during which you totally cease your professional activity in order to follow a training course to extend or perfect your personal training.
Civil servant
Professional transition leave
The purpose of professional transition leave is to enable you to train for a new job in the civil service or the private sector.
Job seeker
RFF: Rémunération de Fin de Formation (End of Training Remuneration)
The RFF is a remuneration granted to jobseekers who are no longer entitled to their benefit to complete a valid training course prescribed by Pôle emploi.
Job seeker
CSP: Contrat de Sécurisation Professionnelle (Professional Security Contract)
The Contrat de Securisation Professionnelle (CSP) is a French scheme designed to support employees who have been made redundant. Enrolment in the CSP is a termination of the employment contract by mutual agreement of the parties.
Job seeker
Training Cheques
This is an individual grant from the Regional Council which enables you to follow a vocational training course leading to a diploma or professional qualification registered in the Répertoire national des certifications (RNCP) or eligible for the Compte personnel de formation (CPF).
Job seeker
AREF: Aide de Retour à l'Emploi Formation (Return to Employment and Training Assistance)
Aide de Retour à l'Emploi Formation (AREF) is a measure offered by Pôle Emploi to promote the professional integration of jobseekers through vocational training.
Job seeker
AFPR: Action de formation préalable au recrutement (Pre-recruitment training action)
Job seeker
POEI: Individual operational preparation for employment
Similar to the AFPR, the POEI is a financial aid scheme enabling jobseekers and employees on integration contracts to undergo training to enable them to take up a job offer lasting at least 12 months.
Job seeker
AFC: Action de Formation Conventionnée par Pôle Emploi (Training Action Approved by Pôle Emploi)
Action de Formation Conventionnée par Pôle emploi (AFC) is financial assistance granted to jobseekers in the context of continuing training, designed to help them return to work as quickly as possible.
Job seeker
AIF: Aide Individuelle à la Formation
Aide individuelle à la formation (AIF) is a financial aid scheme offered by Pôle emploi. As a jobseeker, it enables you to have your training costs paid for, if you are unable to finance it in full using your personal training account.
Job seeker
POEC: Préparation Opérationnelle à l'Emploi Collective (Collective Operational Employment Preparation)
POEC is a collective training program for jobseekers registered with Pôle emploi, purchased by Opérateurs de Compétences (OPCO) with funds from the Plan d'Investissement dans les Compétences (PIC).
Self-employed
FAF: Fonds d'Assurance Formation (Training Insurance Fund)
The Fonds d'Assurance Formation, or FAF, is the organization in charge of managing training grants for the self-employed.
Disabled worker
AGEFIPH: Association de Gestion du Fonds pour l'Insertion Professionnelle des Personnes Handicapées (Association for the Management of the Fund for the Professional Integration of Disabled People)
AGEFIPH is a French joint body set up by the law of July 10, 1987 to promote the professional integration and job retention of disabled people in private-sector companies. It promotes the inclusion of disabled people in employment.
Employee
Transco: Transitions Collectives
The aim of Transitions Collectives is to encourage employees' professional mobility. It enables employees whose jobs have been weakened to retrain in a secure environment for a promising job in their local area. What's more, it enables employees whose jobs have been weakened to retrain in a secure environment for a promising job in their local area.
Employee
FNE-Formation reinforced
FNE- Formation is a training scheme for employees on part-time or long-term contracts, or employed by a company in difficulty, undergoing change and/or taking over a business.
Employee
PTP: Professional transition project
The skills development plan is a scheme that enables employers to offer employer-initiated training initiatives to employees, according to obligations and benefits . It replaces the training plan as of January 1, 2019.
Employee
Skills development plan
The skills development plan is a scheme that enables employers to offer employer-initiated training initiatives to employees, according to obligations and benefits . It replaces the training plan as of January 1, 2019.
Employee, Civil servant, Job seeker
CPF: Personal Training Account
The Compte Personnel de Formation (CPF) replaces the Droit Individuel à la Formation (DIF) and enables all workers to acquire training rights. Since 2019, the account is no longer credited in hours, but in euros. It is important to know that acquired rights are not lost and can be mobilized at any time.

The Personal Training Account (CPF)

The Compte Personnel de Formation (CPF) replaces the Droit Individuel à la Formation (DIF) and enables all workers to acquire training rights. Since 2019, the account is no longer credited in hours, but in euros. It is important to know that acquired rights are not lost and can be mobilized at any time.

 

  • Who can benefit from the CPF?

The CPF can be used by anyone from the age of 16, from the moment they enter the job market until they retire. Each year, an employee's CPF account is topped up by 500 euros.

 

  • How do I proceed?

Open a CPF account on Moncompteformation.gouv.fr to identify yourself and check your balance.

 


 

Skills development plan

The skills development plan is a scheme that enables employers to offer employer-initiated training initiatives to employees, according to obligations and benefits . It replaces the training plan as of January 1, 2019. 

 

  • Who can benefit from the skills development plan?

All employees are eligible for training under the employer's training plan. There is no seniority requirement for these courses. Employers are free to choose the employees they wish to train.

 

  • How do I proceed?

To benefit, simply contact your employer (manager or human resources manager).

 


 

The professional transition project (PTP)

The Professional Transition Project (PTP) replaces the Individual Training Account (CIF) as of January 1, 2019 . It enables employees who wish to change jobs or professions, to finance training courses leading to certification in line with their project. What's more, the employee can benefit from leave entitlement and continued remuneration for the duration of the training action.

 

  • Who can benefit from the PTP?

Any employee wishing to retrain for a new career and with at least 24 months' salaried employment (consecutive or otherwise), including at least 12 months with the company.

NB: The seniority condition is not required for :

 

  • How do I proceed?

      • When the desired training involves a continuous interruption of work of more than 6 months: As an employee, you must send a written request to your employer no later than 120 days before the start of the training course.
      • If the desired training involves a continuous interruption of work of less than 6 months, or if it is part-time, you must submit a written request to your employer no later than 60 days before the start of the training course.

Your employer must reply within 30 days of receipt of the leave request.
If your employer does not reply within the allotted time, the leave is automatically granted.

What's more, you can also book an appointment for a free professional development consultancy (CEP), which will help you draw up a professional development project (retraining, taking over or starting up a business, etc.).

 


 

FNE-FORMATION strengthened

FNE- Formation is a training scheme for employees on part-time or long-term contracts, or employed by a company in difficulty, undergoing change and/or taking over a business.

 

  • Who can benefit from FNE- Formation?

Any employee on partial (including long-term) leave, or working for a company in difficulty, undergoing change and/or taking over a business.

 

  • How do I proceed?

Your company must initiate the process by signing a GEPP (Gestion des Emplois et des Chemins Professionnels) agreement, then submitting an application to the Transition Pro association in charge of the area.

 


 

Transitions Collectives (Transco)

The aim of Transitions Collectives is to encourage employees' professional mobility. It enables employees whose jobs have been weakened to retrain in a secure environment for a promising job in their local area. What's more, it enables employees whose jobs have been weakened to retrain in a secure environment for a promising job in their local area.

 

  • Who can benefit from Transco?

Any employee whose job is threatened and who has at least 24 months' salaried employment (consecutive or otherwise), including at least 12 months with the company.

 

  • How do I proceed?

Your company must initiate the process by signing a GEPP (Gestion des Emplois et des Chemins Professionnels) agreement, then submitting an application to the Transition Pro association in charge of the area.

 

Professional Training Leave (CFP)

Professional training leave is a period of leave during which you totally cease your professional activity in order to follow a training course to extend or perfect your personal training.

 

  • Who can benefit from the CFP?

To qualify for the CFP, you must have completed at least the equivalent of 3 years' full-time service in the civil service. In addition, this maximum period is 5 years if you are in one of the following situations:

      • You belong to a category C body and you do not have the baccalaureate
      • If you are a disabled person eligible for compulsory employment benefits
      • Following the opinion of the company doctor, it has been established that you are particularly exposed, given your individual professional situation, to a risk of professional wear and tear.

(Category C corps: group of civil servants subject to the same set of rules, known as special status, set by decree, and who occupy the same jobs)

 

  • How do I proceed?

You will need to submit your request at least 120 days (for state civil servants), 90 days (for territorial civil servants) or 60 days (for hospital civil servants) before the start of the planned training course.

 


 

PROFESSIONAL TRANSITION LEAVE

The purpose of professional transition leave is to enable you to train for a new job in the civil service or the private sector.

 

  • Who can benefit from professional transition leave?

You are eligible for career transition leave if you are a civil servant or a contract employee in one of the following situations:

      • You belong to a category C corps or occupy a category C job and do not have the baccalaureate
      • If you are a disabled person eligible for compulsory employment benefits
      • Following the opinion of the company doctor, it has been established that you are particularly exposed, given your individual professional situation, to a risk of professional wear and tear.

 

  • How do I proceed?

The procedures vary according to your type of civil service:

- FPE: To benefit from a professional transition leave, you must submit your request at least three months before the start of the training course. This request must contain information such as the nature and duration of the training, the name of the training organization and the professional objective you wish to achieve.

- FPH: If your request for leave is related to restructuring, the request must be made at least 60 days before the date on which the training begins. Otherwise, your request for professional transition leave must be made at least three months before the date on which the training begins.

- FPT: You must apply for professional transition leave at least three months before the training starts.

 


 

Personal Training Account (CPF)

The Personal Training Account (CPF) enables you to benefit from financed training throughout your career. You automatically accumulate training hours at the end of each year, which you can use on your own initiative, with the approval of your administration.

 

  • Who can benefit from the CPF?

You automatically have a CPF whether you are a civil servant, a trainee or a permanent employee.

 

  • How do I proceed?

Open a CPF account on Moncompteformation.gouv.fr to identify yourself and check your balance.

 

Aide de Retour à l'Emploi Formation (AREF) (back-to-work training aid)

Aide de Retour à l'Emploi Formation (AREF) is a measure offered by Pôle Emploi to promote the professional integration of jobseekers through vocational training.

 

  • Who can benefit from AREF?

To benefit from AREF, there are certain conditions to be met:

 

  • How do I proceed?

Contact your Pôle Emploi advisor.

 


 

Personal Training Account: CPF

The Compte Personnel de Formation (CPF) (Personal Training Account) is a system that enables you to receive training thanks to a sum of money that you have contributed throughout the period of your previous employment.

 

  • Who can benefit from the CPF?

You can benefit from the CPF even if you're unemployed, as long as you've been working between 2015 and now (2023).

 

  • How do I proceed?

Open a CPF account on Moncompteformation.gouv.fr to identify yourself and check your balance. This way, you can see how much of your entitlement you have to finance your training.

 


 

Pre-recruitment training action : AFPR

Pre-recruitment training (AFPR) is a financial aid scheme that enables you, as a job seeker, to train for a vacancy for which you lack the necessary skills. This assistance can be granted to employers experiencing recruitment difficulties. The employer undertakes to train a jobseeker or an employee on an integration contract, and to recruit him or her on completion of the training.

 

  • Who can benefit from the AFPR

AFPR is aimed at jobseekers registered with Pole emploi, whether or not they are receiving compensation. In addition, employers can benefit from AFPR if they have submitted a job offer to Pôle emploi, and if they undertake to hire the jobseeker after the training. The employment contract must be :

      • Fixed-term contract (CDD) from 6 to 12 months maximum
      • Temporary employment for at least 6 months in the 9 months following training
      • Professionalization contract of less than 12 months

 

  • How do I go about it?

Find a company that is likely to recruit you for a job for which you lack skills and that is willing to initiate an AFPR application, interview the company and Pôle Emploi, then accept the AFPR application if the assistance has been validated.

 


 

Individual operational preparation for employment: (POEI)

Similar to the AFPR, the POEI is a financial aid scheme enabling jobseekers and employees on integration contracts to undergo training to enable them to take up a job offer lasting at least 12 months.

 

  • Who can benefit from POEI?

To benefit from the POEI you must be :

      • Registered jobseeker, with or without benefits, offered a job requiring adaptation
      • Employee recruited on an employment support contract (CUI-CAE),
      • Employee on initiative-employment contract (CUI-CIE)
      • Employee on a fixed-term contract with a non-profit organization (SIAE)

 

  • How do I proceed?

Same steps as for the AFPR; All steps are taken through Pôle emploi.

 


 

Action de Formation Conventionnée par Pôle Emploi : (AFC)

Action de Formation Conventionnée par Pôle emploi (AFC) is financial assistance granted to jobseekers in the context of continuing training, designed to help them return to work as quickly as possible.

 

  • Who can benefit from AFC?

      • All jobseekers registered with Pôle emploi, whether receiving benefits or not
      • Young people under 26 covered by the Skills Investment Plan (PIC)
      • Beneficiaries of the Contrat de Sécurisation Professionnelle (CSP - professional security contract)

 

  • How do I proceed?

To register for a Pôle Emploi AFC course, you will need to : Validate your training project with your CEP advisor as part of the Personalized Access to Employment Project, and contact your Pôle Emploi advisor.

 


 

Individual Training Assistance: (AIF)

Aide individuelle à la formation (AIF) is a financial aid scheme offered by Pôle emploi. As a jobseeker, it enables you to have your training costs paid for, if you are unable to finance it in full using your personal training account.

 

  • Who can benefit from the AIF?

Individual training assistance (AIF) is available to :

      • Jobseekers registered with Pôle emploi, with or without benefits.
      • People on a Contrat de Reclassement Professionnel (CRP) / Contrat de Transition Professionnelle (CTP) or Contrat de Sécurisation Professionnelle (CSP).

 

  • How do I proceed?

You'll need to ask for a quote from the organization offering the training in question, and then have it validated by pole emplois.

 


 

Collective Operational Employment Preparation (POEC)

POEC is a collective training program for jobseekers registered with Pôle emploi, purchased by Opérateurs de Compétences (OPCO) with funds from the Plan d'Investissement dans les Compétences (PIC).

 

  • Who can benefit from POEC?

POEC training courses are designed for :

      • All jobseekers registered with Pôle emploi (with or without benefits);
      • Employees on a single integration contract: CUI-CIE, CUI-CAE, whether the contract is for a fixed-term (CDD) or open-ended (CDI);
      • Employees on a fixed-term integration contract (CDDI) with an integration enterprise (entreprise d'insertion - EI), an integration workshop or site (atelier ou chantier d'insertion - ACI) or an intermediary association (association intermédiaire - AI).

 

  • How do I proceed?

As part of the "Conseil en évolution professionnelle" (CEP) program, your advisor will help you to implement your training project and seek financing.
You must have your training project validated by your advisor before any financing is possible. Your training project must be consistent with your personalized employment access project (PPAE).

 


 

Training Cheques

This is an individual grant from the Regional Council which enables you to follow a vocational training course leading to a diploma or professional qualification registered in the Répertoire national des certifications (RNCP) or eligible for the Compte personnel de formation (CPF).

 

  • Who can benefit from the training cheque?

Eligibility conditions for the training voucher vary from region to region, but generally you must be registered with Pole emploi and live in the region.

 

  • How do I go about it?

Find out more from your region.

 


 

Contrat de Sécurisation Professionnelle (CSP - professional security contract)

The Contrat de Securisation Professionnelle (CSP) is a French scheme designed to support employees who have been made redundant. Enrolment in the CSP is a termination of the employment contract by mutual agreement of the parties.

 

  • Who can benefit from CSP?

Only employees with permanent contracts who have been made redundant are eligible for the CSP.

 

  • How do I go about it?

Contact your Pôle Emploi advisor.

 


 

End of Training Remuneration (RFF)

The RFF is a remuneration granted to jobseekers who are no longer entitled to their benefit to complete a valid training course prescribed by Pôle emploi.

 

  • Who can benefit from RFF?

      • Jobseekers who have lost their ARE-F entitlement
      • Jobseekers no longer entitled to the Allocation de Securisation Professionnelle-Formation (ASP-F)
      • Jobseekers no longer entitled to the Allocation des Travailleurs Indépendants-Formation (ATI-F).

 

  • How do I go about it?

You don't need to take any further action, as your eligibility is automatically detected when you register for training.

 

Training Insurance Fund (FAF)

The Fonds d'Assurance Formation, or FAF, is the organization in charge of managing training grants for the self-employed.

 

  • Who can benefit from FAF?

The FAF will only give you financial assistance if, as a self-employed worker, you have paid your Contribution à la formation professionnelle (CFP). What's more, your spouse-collaborator can also benefit from assistance, provided he or she has paid the CFP-conjoint collaborateur. It's also important to know that the cost of training for self- employed workers depends on the activity's NAF (Nomenclature d'activité française or APE) code, as well as on the training topics covered.

 

  • How do I proceed?

Before making your request, you need to have the certificate of payment of the CFP provided by Urssaf on your personal account. What's more, you need to apply to the training insurance fund (FAF) to which you belong. It's important to know that the application must be made at least 1 month before the start of the planned training course.

 

Association de Gestion du Fonds pour l'Insertion Professionnelle des Personnes Handicapées. (AGEFIPH)

AGEFIPH is a French joint body set up by the law of July 10, 1987 to promote the professional integration and job retention of disabled people in private-sector companies. It promotes the inclusion of disabled people in employment.

 

  • Who can benefit from AGEFIPH?

Any disabled person can benefit, as long as you apply to the regional Agefiph delegation on which he or she depends.

 

  • How do I proceed?

You need to fill in your application form and submit it via the Agefiph website. Your application will be redirected to the Agefiph in your region.For others, who need the support of an employment advisor. This professional will work with you to identify the service or aid best suited to your needs, and help you put together your application for assistance.

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