How Do I Finance My WiSP Training?
WISP is a French vocational training organisation approved by several institutions overseeing continuing education financing.
Your training may be financed by your Personal Training Account (Compte personnel de formation or CPF in French) funded by your employer, by Pôle Emploi if you are a job seeker, or by a Training Insurance Fund (FAF in French) if you are self-employed. It all depends on your status at the time of your application.
Which Funding Matches Your Profile?
Financing by Pôle Emploi
Are you a job seeker? All our training courses are registered with Pôle Emploi, and you can benefit from financing following the quote validation process from your referring agency.
Two alternatives are available: Financing by your CPF (when the training is CPF-registered) or full financing by Pôle Emploi. In this case, we invite you to contact your Pôle Emploi adviser directly.
Financing by Your Employer
The Skills Development Plan
Are you a salaried worker?
The Skills Development Plan combines all the training actions defined as part of the company’s personnel management policy. Preparing the Skills Development Plan is the full responsibility of the employer. Employees can request to follow a training course included in the company’s Skills Development Plan. The agreement is drafted per the company’s practices or contractual provisions. . If the employer accepts, the employee’s departure for training is considered the standard employment contract performance. The company fully covers training fees.
Inter-Company Regional Plan for Adult Learning (OCAPIAT)
OCAPIAT is the skills operator (OPCO) for the territories’ Agricultural Cooperation, Agriculture, Fisheries and Agri-Food Industry.
The WSET® Levels 2 and 3 Awards in Wines are listed in the OCAPIAT training catalogues for Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Occitanie regions.
For companies of less than 50 employees, a 100% course fee coverage applies without advance payment and impact on the Skills Development Plan.
I consult the list of OPCOs here.
Self-Financing With Payment Facilities
Financing by the Training Insurance Fund (FAF)
Are you self-employed, a non-salaried employee, a company director or a liberal professional? The financing of your training depends on the Training Insurance Fund (FAF in French), to which you pay a contribution collected by the URSSAF. The State administers this contribution.
Four institutions can deliver study funding according to your activity status:
- FIFPL (Fonds interprofessionnel de formation des professionnels libéraux) ;
- AGEFICE (Association de gestion et du financement de la formation des chefs d’entreprise) ;
- FAFCEA (Fonds d’assurance formation des chefs d’entreprise exerçant une activité artisanale) ;
- VIVEA (Fonds pour la formation des entrepreneurs du vivant)
Your chartered accountant will be able to identify your professional collecting body.
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