Professional Continuing Education Service

Bandeau de presentation FPC

Aix-Marseille University and its ISO 9001 certified Continuing Professional Development department will support you in your training projects and strategies. All the continuing education services are Qualicert and FCU certified. As part of this quality approach, we are referenced in the Datadock referencing tool, which enables us to be integrated into the reference catalogues of vocational training funders and thus benefit from joint or public funding.


Resumption of Studies and Validation of Acquired Knowledge

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For answers to frequently asked questions, a specific Continuing Education FAQ on the AMU website.

SPECIAL FILE: National Employment Fund - FNE

Training aid: the National Employment Fund (Fond National de l'Emploi)

The purpose of the FNE-Training Agreements is to implement vocational training measures.

The epidemic crisis linked to the coronavirus - Covid-19 - can cause a company's activity to decline. In the event of prolonged under-activity, or even total cessation of activity, the company may ask to benefit from the FNE-Formation instead of partial activity in order to invest in the skills of its employees.

  • Who is concerned by the FNE?
  • When will this device be accessible?
  • What are the eligible training courses?
  • What funding?
  • How to benefit from this scheme?

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1. Presentation of the FPS

In collaboration with our public and private partners in research and business, we are in a process of continuous improvement of our training and service offer, in order to adapt to the new needs of individuals and companies.Thanks to its capacity for innovation and its offer of excellent training, Aix-Marseille University helps the actors of society in the development of their skills. As such, it implements and offers services adapted to current issues, for individuals and companies.

1.1 Benefits of continuing education
It promotes the employability of individuals, the competitiveness of companies and the accessibility of knowledge and research. It is a real challenge for companies, which must constantly adapt employees' skills to individual aspirations and market needs in order to remain competitive.

1.2 Target groups for continuing education
Continuing vocational training - as part of lifelong learning - is aimed at people entering working life who wish to deepen or complete their training, with a view to requalifying, updating or broadening their skills. Set up by the universities, the continuing education offer is accessible regardless of the age of the adult applicant, his or her level of education and professional situation. Employees, job seekers, individuals and communities can therefore benefit from it..

1.3 What about the students?
Accessible to the student public, work-linked training combines a theoretical learning phase at university with a practical learning phase in a company. There are two types of contracts for work-linked training: the apprenticeship contract and the professionalization contract.

1.4 The services offered
The services offered by continuing education mainly cover three main areas :

  • Consulting and project development for individuals and companies;
  • Modular and adapted training courses;
  • Targeted support for professional development and retraining assistance.

1.5 The Continuing Professional Development Service Team - SFPC

The headquarters of the common service is located in Aix, and we also have a branch at the Faculty of Sciences on the site of St. Charles.

1.6 Advisory Board

The Service shall set up the elections for the Service's IAT representative on the Advisory Board. Voting takes place on 26 April from 9:00 to 12 :00 in the meeting room, and the count at 16:00. The first meeting of the Advisory Council takes place on 06 December 2019 at 9 am.

Electoral decree click here

2. Quality approach

A major lever for professional development and competitiveness, the joint continuing vocational training service, SFPC, coordinates and leads within AMU the policy of its President, under the aegis of the Ministry of Higher Education and the Ministry of Labour. In 2017, the SFPC, already ISO 9001 certified since 2012, led all AMU's continuing education towards the FCU Véritas and Qualicert QOF quality certifications required by the funders. The quality approach is fully in line with thealement in the requirements and quality criteria laid down in the Act of 5 March 2014 on vocational training, employment and social democracy.

2.1 Standard ISO 9001
The ISO 9001 standard is an international standard, it defines the requirements of a quality management system: the main goal pursued for the service by this approach is to improve the services offered but also to increase the satisfaction of the internal and external beneficiaries. Certification is granted for a period of 3 years by an accredited body with an initial audit, followed by renewal audits every 3 years and follow-up audits every year to measure the proper functioning and evolution of the quality system. The general philosophy of the quality approach is part of a process of continuous improvement, and as such is a source of progress and innovation and constitutes a major lever in the management of the teams.It is a tool that promotes change in :

  • Human resources: organization, mobilization and dynamization of teams
  • Planning and supervision of training activities
    • Implementation of procedures and transparency
  • Project development and management: milestone management and reliability
  • Evaluation of the proposed services: traceability, vigilance and measurement of satisfaction

2.2 Internal regulations and general conditions of sale
Like any public institution, the Continuing Professional Training Department has its own rules of procedure for the attention of all persons involved in continuing vocational training.The training market is subject to certain rules of commercial activity, the sales processes of which respond to a legal framework surrounding the transaction. The general conditions of sale are legal and mandatory information that form the basis of commercial negotiations. They enable the responsibility of each party, buyer and seller, to be defined and to limit disputes.

2.3 Certificates

certificats SFPC


3. Follow-up of the continuing education (CE) activity

The SFPC, as the guarantor of the institution's policy, ensures the framework and development of continuing education.

As part of our quality approach, we evaluate the satisfaction* of our public in order to allow us to continuously improve our services:

  • Reception Insertion Career Orientation = 99% = 99
  • EAR = 91%.
  • Skills assessment = 100%.
  • Preparation for administrative exams = 100% with a 65% insertion rate at 12 months

*Figures on satisfaction rates for the year 2019:

The pricing of the diplomas specific to continuing education and those with courses adapted for CF trainees, is submitted each year to the opinion of the Council of Training and University Life and validated by the Board of Directors:

Continuing education trainees have the possibility to follow either specific training courses or national diplomas present at the university. The monitoring of this activity is done on the basis of different indicators along the water.

Contact information

Hotel Maynier d'Oppède
23 rue Gaston de Saporta
13625 Aix-en-Provence cedex 1
Tel : 04 13 94 21 21

Public Reception: 9am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-5pm

Saint Charles Centre
3 place Victor Hugo
13331 Marseille cedex 3

Tel : 04 13 55 08 72

Public Reception: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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