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Training at ICN Business School provides you with the tools you need to develop your skills. With the know-how of our dedicated teams, benefit from adapted training programmes, expert trainers, high-quality approaches, customised programmes and personalised follow-up.

ICN Business School, as a qualified EESPIG (Etablissement d'Enseignement Supérieur Privé d'Intérêt Général) as defined in article L6316-4 II of the French Labour Code, is recognised as having fulfilled the necessary certification requirements. As such, ICN Business School is exempt from the quality certification procedure but cannot use the Qualiopi label, which is only issued by the certifying bodies and labelling authorities.

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For almost a year now, our working lives have been strongly impacted by the COVID-19 health and economic crisis. Uncertainties, new ways of working and cooperating, huge changes and constant adaptation to the 'new normal' are all part of our daily professional lives.
In these extraordinary times, ICN Business School Lifelong Learning has been able to remain active at your side, helping you, companies and professionals, to manage these new issues. What new practices should be adopted? What are the major lessons to be learned? How can the managerial, digital and commercial opportunities be seized, that have been generated by the health crisis? We have interviewed our experts, who share their advice and resources for overcoming this crisis in this video. Let's go!

Financing your training

Vocational training is a resource available both to employers and to employees to help them adapt to changes in professional practices in their sector and develop their skills. There are many schemes available to finance vocational training.

Are you a job seeker?

Individual Financial Assistance for Training (AIF)
Funded by Pôle Emploi to meet specific needs not covered by other training schemes).

Personal training fund (CPF)
If you have sufficient credits in your personal training fund (CPF) to undertake the intended training, your project is considered to be approved as part of the personalised plan for access to employment (PPAE). You will not need authorisation from Pôle Emploi.
However, if you have insufficient credits, Pôle Emploi will need to validate the training plan in order to set up financing (Opacif, State, region, etc.). In all cases, you must inform your Pôle Emploi adviser of your plans during your interviews.

Professional reassignment contract (CSP - Contrat de sécurisation professionnelle)
In the event of redundancy on economic grounds, in a company not subject to the requirement to offer outplacement leave, the CSP is offered to employees and provides for the financing of training.

Individual operational preparation for employment
This aims to develop the skills needed for a particular job. It is initiated by an employer and allows a jobseeker to follow a training course in order to acquire the skills required to take up a job for which an offer has been made to Pôle Emploi. The training may not exceed 400 hours.

Are you an employee?

Employment protection plan (PSE)
Employers considering redundancy for economic reasons must, in certain cases, implement a PSE with the aim of limiting and/or avoiding redundancies, or even facilitating reclassification. The PSE may provide for the financing of training.

Personal training account (CPF) for professional conversion (replacing thCIF)


  • Training enabling employees wishing to change jobs or professions to finance training leading to certification.
  • Eligible training courses: RNCP/CQP/Specific Directory. Free preliminary positioning established by the training organisation.

Financing: CPIR (Interprofessional Joint Commissions) as of 1 January 2020

Skills development plan

  • In working time if mandatory training
  • For other training, possibility of training outside working hours up to 30 hours per year or 2% of the package with the employee's agreement 


  • Company 
  • OPCO for companies with fewer than 50 employees (mutualised funds)

Personal Training Account (CPF)


  • From 2020, for credits accrued in 2019, accounts will be credited with €500 per year for all part-time activities or more (€800 for unqualified employees).
  • Eligible training courses: training courses listed in the national register of professional qualifications (RNCP), CQP, training courses listed in the relevant register, VAE (official recognition of prior professional experience), skills assessment, driving licence, training courses for setting up a business.

PRO-A: Conversion or promotion of work-study programmes (to replace the professionalisation period)


  • Training leading to a qualification to facilitate professional conversion or professional promotion. For employees with a maximum of two years of higher education and preparing a qualification equal to or higher than the starting level
    • Duration between 6 and 12 months, with a minimum of 150 hours of training
    • Work-study programme
    • Mandatory in-company tutoring
    • Signing of an amendment to the employment contract

Financing: OPCO (mutualised funds)

Are you self-employed?

The training fund (FAF) for your profession can provide financial support for your training project subject to certain conditions.

Freelance professionals

Interprofessional training fund for freelance professionals (FIF-PL)

Licenced medical professionals 

Training insurance fund for the medical profession (FAF-PM)

Retailers and self-employed managers in commerce, industry and the service industry

Training insurance fund for training for business owners (Association de gestion du financement de la formation des chefs d'entreprise (Agefice))

Artist / author

Training insurance fund for the culture, communication and leisure sectors (Fonds d'assurance formation des secteurs de la culture, de la communication et des loisirs (AFDAS))

Craftsmen/ tradespeople, head of a business registered in the trade register (RM) and self-employed craftsmen not registered in the RM

Training insurance fund for heads of craft enterprises (FAFCEA)

Farmer and forestry manager

Fund for the training of entrepreneurs working with living organisms (Vivéa)

Fishing professional: shellfish farmer, head of a fish farming business

Training insurance fund for employees of small and medium-sized enterprises (Agefos PME)

In the event of dual registration (for example, a company director registered in both the RCS and RM), it is the FAFCEA that is responsible for funding, and not Agefice.                           Note: a self-employed person with a turnover of €0 over a period of 12 consecutive months is not entitled to funding for training expenses.

Our references

Discover our various lifelong learning partners and those who have placed their trust in us.

Our lifelong learning partners

Syndicat Français des Acteurs Professionnels du Coaching
• Stimule&Coach
In-company coaching
Chambre Française de Commerce et d'Industrie au Luxembourg
• Femage
Fédération des maisons de santé et organisations de soins primaires coordonnés du Grand Est
École Supérieure de la Sureté des Entreprises
Developing multi-channel category performance for brands and retail
Syndicat Professionnel des Métiers du Coaching
• House of Training
Your gateway to success
• Sifco
Société d'Intervention en Formation et Conseil
• Stan Institute
Surgical Telemanipulation Advanced Notechs
• JCD Groupe
Professional training in the Meuse region

They have placed their trust in us!

  • Agevie, Alvimedica, ArcelorMittal, Arge, Arelia, Auchan Luxembourg,
  • Banque de Luxembourg, BIL (Banque Internationale à Luxembourg), Banque Populaire Alsace Lorraine Champagne (BPALC),
  • Carsat, Central Finances, CFL (Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois), Cora,
  • Delhaize,
  • Expertis-CFE,
  • FC Metz, Fromagerie Donge,
  • Grand Est Numérique, Groupama,
  • Nancy Tourisme,
  • Pôle Thermal Amnéville, PSA, Rehau,
  • Le Républicain Lorrain Trane SAS,
  • Versusmind, Viessmann France, etc…