Depending on your situation and the degree programme you wish to complete, you may be eligible for various forms of financial aid. YOU ARE HERE AS:

A job-seeker

Depending on the internship in which you are enrolled and your status, you may be granted financial assistance. Ask your Pôle Emploi (French Unemployment Office) adviser for more information.

Financing for vocational training required for the resumption of employment or the creation of a business can be funded using a special mechanism when the other collective or individual mechanisms cannot meet the need. Pôle Emploi can offer individual training assistance (AIF) to help finance teaching costs in the specific situations described below.

The training must be a decisive step toward resuming employment and its relevance must be validated by the Pôle Emploi adviser. The request for assistance must be submitted no later than fifteen calendar days before the start of the training programme.

You are eligible for this assistance:

If you have a Pôle Emploi monitor, or a CRP/CTP or CSP counseller;

If you are a job seeker and your training plan can realistically culminate in a return to work or activity.


Each Regional Council publishes an annual regional vocational training programme tailored to the needs of local businesses in terms of skills and opportunities provided by the labour market. This catalogue includes all training actions funded by the Region for job seekers.


This is another means of financing individual training, at the regional level. The allocation methods and amounts provided under the training voucher vary by region. Request information from your Regional Council. Some regions offer targeted training vouchers (e.g. Desktop publishing voucher, office skills voucher in Midi-Pyrénées, education resumption voucher in Poitou-Charentes, language training voucher in Limousin, etc.) Contact your Regional Council to find out about existing arrangements.



The Act of 5 March 2014 on vocational training, employment and social democracy reformed the continuing vocational training system.
This reform does away with the Individual Right to Training (DIF) as of 31/12/2014, however:

the hours accrued are not lost. Unused hours are transferred to a personal training account (CPF) that comes into effect on 1st January 2015 and permanently replaces the DIF.

  • the hours accrued are not lost. Unused hours are transferred to a personal training account (CPF) that comes into effect on 1st January 2015 and permanently replaces the DIF.

  • the hours acquired under the DIF will remain usable until 31 December 2020 for any approved training request, within the framework of and in accordance with the procedures for applying the CPF.

DIF hours not consumed as at 31 December 2014 will not be automatically registered on a CPF account.

Since 5 January 2015, employees have been entitled to activate their account and enter this balance of hours themselves by going to their personal space on the portal The Administration will check the hours declared when the CPF is first used.

The CPF will be paid up to 24 hours per year of full-time work up to the acquisition of a 120-hour credit, then 12 hours per year of full-time work up to a total limit of 150 hours.

The account can be activated from each individual’s personal space ; the number of hours on the certificate provided by the employer can be entered.

On this dedicated site you will find practical information on the personal training account (CPF): list of training courses open, financing, contacts, frequently-asked questions, etc.

The employer does not have access to this account, which is completely personal.


Individual Training Leave is the right to be absent from work to follow a training course of one’s choice. To take advantage of it, the employee must meet certain conditions and submit his application to the employer, according to a specific procedure. The employee may also benefit, under certain conditions, from payment of remuneration and expenses related to the leave from the joint collecting body approved under the CIF (OPACIF) or from bodies whose powers are limited to a company or group of companies (AGECIF).

Note: Any employee who fulfils the conditions can access individual training leave, regardless of the company’s workforce.

More details about the cif



As an artisan, you have the right to benefit from professional training. This right applies when you are registered in the directory of Trades. The jewellery activity operates under FAFCEA.

FAFCEA provides benefits to managers (or self-employed in the craft sector) as well as for their employed spouses or partner spouses and their family auxiliaries.


Some regions have developed support schemes for company managers by financing part of their training:

  • Champagne-Ardenne
  • Aquitaine


If, because of your status, your training cannot be covered, or only partially, by the different structures, you may fund your own training. Some banking institutions also offer loans for retraining; ask for information from your bank.


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