Financing your studies

Continuing Education

Whether you’re a company or an employee, there are several plans for financing a professional training programme. Co-financing can be provided in different forms:

The CPF: Personal Training Account “Compte Personnel de Formation” (law from March 5, 2014)

The CPF succeeds the DIF. It is credited in hours (with a 150-hour limit) and allows employees to access skills training.
The training programmes at NEOMA Business School are eligible for the CPF. You can use your allotted hours for financing these programmes.

More information - COPANEF List (National inter-professional committee for employment and training) – except for training specific to a sector of activity/branch.

The CIF: educational leave “Congé Individuel de Formation”

The CIF allows all employees over the course of their professional lives and at their initiative and individually, to enter training programmes offering skills and qualifications, or allow them to develop or reorient their careers. The financing is handled by the OPACIF (FONGECIF, branch OPCA, or AGECIF) for the programme fees based on the professional project of the employee. The employees stay in their positions at work and the training courses are taken during work hours.

There is also the possibility of doing training outside of work and the educational costs are taken care of.

Training Plan

The training plan groups together all the measures selected by the employee regarding the company strategy and its development projects: training initiatives, skills reports and qualification through professional experience (VAE)

Each year companies organise this plan based on the training needs noted during annual staff interviews.

You can enquire with the HR department or the training department at your company.

Professionalisation period

The purpose of the professionalization period is to encourage employee retention of certain employees through a qualifying work-training programme.

Financed by the professionalization funds, this training programme can take place during or outside working hours. The financing is handled by OPCA bodies according to the branch’s agreements. The programme must be alternated with professional activity, during or outside working hours.

Professionalisation contract

A professionalisation contract is a work contract that comes with a work-study training programme that aims to integrate new employees and train them in the company’s different job posts. It is applied according to the age of the employee (see the plans for those around 26 years of age).

You can enquire with the local OPCA branch.

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