You wish to follow a professional training and
Are you looking for funding for this one?
In England, we
are lucky, there are many ways to train
throughout his career. Whether for professional retraining or
simply learn new skills to be more effective in
his position. OPCO, CPF, Pôle Emploi, Skills development plan,
follow the guide to find out what you are entitled to depending on your case and your
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Training & Co'm

Financing solutions will vary depending on
your professional situation. We will distinguish 4 main profiles:

  1. Employees of companies over 50
    employees ;
  2. Employees of businesses under 50
    employees ;
  3. Freelancers and entrepreneurs;
  4. Job seekers.

In any case, before making a request for
funding, remember to ask the training organization for a quote and a
program for the training you wish to follow. These documents will
essential for setting up your support file for


  1. Financing systems open to all
  2. Financing arrangements for employees of companies with more than 50 employees
  3. Financing arrangements for employees of companies with fewer than 50 employees
  4. Financing arrangements for the self-employed / entrepreneurs / managers
  5. Financing schemes for job seekers

1: Arrangements to finance training open to all

Training funding with your Personal Training Account or CPF


Open to all profiles, it is surely the device to finance the best known training, the CPF allows you to accumulate training rights every year.

Since 2019, these rights are expressed in the euro budget (before that, we had training hours), the CPF can only finance certain types of eligible training:

  • Training courses leading to a diploma…
  • … Qualification certifications
    professional (CQF)…
  • … The certifications registered in the directory
    specific to England Compétence…
  • … Or the skills assessment.

Everything that comes out of these 4 categories cannot be
funded with CPF. Vocational training that does not lead to
registered certification therefore cannot be funded.

Each year, you accumulate 500 € of training rights up to 5000 € or 800 € up to 8000 if you are in the “unskilled employees” category.

Good news also for the self-employed and entrepreneurs, since 2018 the latter have contributed to the CPF and have had CPF rights since 2019. Think about it if you are independent !

How do you use your CPF?

Just create an account on the government website, with your social security number you will find your rights to training. Attention for the self-employed, the device being recent for them, the credits are not yet displayed, it is necessary to go through its OPCO (Ex OPCA) to benefit from its CPF credit.

For job seekers, the request is made directly via the Pôle Emploi system in a paperless manner and the training organization initiates the request.

Coming soon for the CPF

In order to make access to the CPF as simple as possible, a new platform will soon be put online. You will be able to choose your training directly and use your training rights directly, without having to file with funding organizations as is currently the case. This will make it easier for everyone to use their CPF rights. To follow then?

2: Training funding for employees of companies with more than 50 employees

Finance your training with the Skills Development Plan (Ex training plan)

Each company must provide training for its
employees in order to adapt them to their work station and maintain their

Companies must propose a skills development plan for this (ex training plan). In order to benefit from this, get in touch with the person in charge of training in your company, be sure to think beforehand about the training you want and the objectives of the latter in your professional career.

Note that the training can be done during your time

Fund long-term training with the Professional Transition Project (Ex
Individual training leave / CIF)

The professional transition project, call
also Transition CPF, is a leave allowing employees to be absent
from his post to undergo training in order to develop his skills. In contrary
in terms of skills development, training may not have
related to the current position you hold.

This device is used for long training

The condition: have at least two years of activity or
three years for companies with less than 11 employees with at least 1 year in
the same business.

To obtain it, you must make a request to your
employer 60 days before training for training of less than 6 months and
120 days if it lasts longer. Your employer has 30 days for you

During your training, you continue to receive all or part of your salary (100% if your gross salary is less than € 2996, 80% if the salary exceeds this ceiling). The employer is reimbursed by OPACIF, the cost is therefore not borne by the company during the training period.

3: Training funding for employees of companies with less than 50 employees

OPCOs (skills operators ex OPCA)

Since 2019, due to the training reform initiated
a few years ago, the OPCAs gave way to the OPCOs, the goal
OPCOs: support SMEs in training and finance contracts

In practice, if the company in which you
work with less than 50 employees, you will be able to benefit from a
financing via an OPCO. There are 11, one per business line. Must therefore
turn to the OPCO related to your company’s activity.

If you don’t know your OPCO, ask for this info
to your company’s human resources.

opco financier formation

Once you know your OPCO, just create
your account with them and make your request for support. According to your
company, the person in charge of training can also do the file,

Finance your training with the skills development plan (Ex
Training plan)

Employees of companies with fewer than 50 employees can
also have recourse to the skills development plan but the
companies with less than 50 employees can finance this plan in whole or in part
by OPCOs.

Fund long-term training with the Professional Transition Project

Companies with less than 50 employees also have
of this right. See above for more details.

4: Training funding for the self-employed and managers

Freelancers are often the least informed about their
training rights. As a self-employed person, you contribute each year, it
is therefore important to know your rights well in order to train and develop
your activity thanks to new skills.

Training funding through your OPCO

Depending on your activity, you are attached to an OPCO,
for the self-employed it is often the AGEFICE (industry, trade manager,
service) or the FIF PL (for the liberal professions) or the FAFCEA
(for craftsmen).

Each year you are entitled to a training budget, beware this budget cannot be cumulated like the cpf, so it is important to use it each year. To find your OPCO, you can look on your URSSAF certificates. You can also find it with your company’s NAF code and this type of tool.

Then you must create an account on the OPCO to set up your
financial support, everything is generally done online. A
Once the file is assembled, count at least a month to get your answer.

CPF and freelance reminder

Before the independents did not have the right to the CPF, it is
now possible to combine CPF training budgets as freelancers,
think about it!

5: Training funding for job seekers

Training funding via the Pôle Emploi

Job seekers will be able to apply for funding
for training provided that it helps them to find a job or to
advancing in their professional transition (or, for young people
entrepreneurs, to leave the employment center by developing their activity).

Training must therefore be suitability with your
professionnal career
and bring you back to work.

For certification training or diplomas, the
funding can be a mix of CPF (see above) and Pôle Emploi. In
in any case, funding requests for job seekers pass
by the Pôle Emploi.

In recent years, the AIF (Individual Aid)
in Training) is dematerialized. The training organization that you are going to
contact will initiate a training quote that you will find directly on
your Pôle Emploi account. You will then need to approve the quote in order to submit
your training request. After a variable delay depending on your Pôle agency
Job, you will receive a notification of acceptance or rejection of your

Whatever your case, in order to support your request, it is essential to show your advisor the usefulness of training in your career. Make an appointment with your advisor after requesting a quote from an organization.

If you are looking for training and you are in Île de England, you can use the Défi Métiers site which lists the training indexed at Pôle Emploi. You can also, whatever your region, use the search engine offered by the Pôle Emploi.

Training funding with the region / regional council

Also check with your region. Each region
has specific measures to support job seekers in
their training. Your Pôle Emploi advisor can also guide you
towards this type of system if the Pôle Emploi training budgets are limited
or do not apply to you.

Summary of training funding

To summarize, here are the devices you can use
to finance your training according to your status.

Jobseeker : Pôle Emploi (AIF), CPF, Region.

Employee of a company with less than 50 employees : OPCO, Skills Development Plan, Professional Transition Project, CPF

Employee of a company with more than 50 employees : Skills development plan, Professional transition project, CPF

freelance : OPCO, CPF.

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