Disabled worker: apprenticeship contract
Verified 01 May 2023 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)
A disabled worker can take an apprenticeship and enter into a contract to obtain a vocational qualification. This apprenticeship contract takes place in a company and a training center. The apprentice benefits from special arrangements in view of his status as a disabled worker.
You can take an apprenticeship and enter into a contract to obtain a professional qualification.
Apprenticeships consist of alternating lessons in:
- Theoretical education in an apprenticeship training center (CFA)
- Teaching the trade at the employer with whom you sign an employment contract. This contract is entered into with the employer once you are enrolled in a CFA.
As a disabled worker, you can benefit from special facilities.
You must be at least 16 years old. There is no maximum age limit.
Any employer, private or public, company, association or professional may conclude an apprenticeship contract with a disabled worker.
The employer appoints, among its staff, a learning master responsible for your training, who may be the head of company or one of its employees.
The learning master provides the link between the CFA and the company.
You must search for a company. It is then the company that registers you in CFA.
To find a company, you can use theAgefiph: titleContent or at Cap emploi.
Who shall I contact
You must sign an apprenticeship contract (or your parents or guardians, if you are a minor) with your employer:
Your remuneration is calculated according to your age and the length of your contract.
You must declare your taxable resources as apprentices every 3 months.
This declaration can be made online or by using a form.
Depending on the nature of your disability, your training may need to be adjusted. This may involve specific teaching materials or the fitting-out of premises.
If your health condition does not allow you to take your CFA training, you may be allowed to take it remotely. You may also be allowed to take training or theoretical and practical instruction from a distance equivalent to that provided in the center.
These arrangements are implemented after consulting your treating doctor or the doctor of the departmental home for disabled people (MDPH).
The maximum duration of the apprenticeship contract is 4 years.
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