What is Formation Professionnelle?
Anyone working in France on a French contract can apply to a Caisse de Formation to receive a partial or full bursary towards the costs of French studies. The amount you can apply for depends on the individual’s circumstances. Normally 80 to 100% of the costs will be covered by formation professionnelle. To be entitled to apply for formation professionnelle, you or your employer has to pay a yearly contribution to a caisse de formation. If you are an employee, a gérant, or an auto-entrepreneur, then it is a fantastic opportunity for you to be able to study with us at Insted at a significantly reduced cost to you thanks to formation professionnelle.
Your professional life doesn’t always allow you to develop your language skills. By using your rights to the formation professionelle for language courses, you can learn a new language or reinforce what you already know, without sacrificing your professional objectives. Insted offers private language classes in French, Italian, Spanish, Russian and English and group courses in French.
The application for funds through formation professionnelle can be challenging for non French speakers and therefore we have developed a service to aid new students in the process. We have been assisting students with their formation professionnelle applications for more than 5 years and work with various CDF in the local region. Our administrative team is here to help you throughout the whole process from the moment you walk in, until the moment you receive your reimbursement.
What is the Process?
The process varies depending on your status as an auto-entrepreneur, an employer (gérant), or an employee. Nevertheless, the basic steps for formation professionnelle are the same for every application and every CDF but the exact process varies from one Caisse de Formation to another. Therefore, before starting the process of formation professionnelle, we need to know which Caisse de Formation you belong to. It can take between 2 weeks to 2 months before you get an “accord de prise en charge”, a document confirming you will receive a grant for your studies. You will have to pay the cost for the course up front and you will be reimbursed 3 to 10 weeks after the reimbursement documents have been sent. If you have received an approval (“accord de prise en charge”) from a Caisse de Formation, you are guaranteed to get reimbursed, provided you sign all the required documents.
Good luck with formation professionnelle and contact us if you need any help.