Disabled worker: apprenticeship
Verified 01 January 2023 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)
A disabled worker can take an apprenticeship and enter into a contract to obtain a professional qualification. This apprenticeship contract takes place in companies and training centres. The apprentice benefits from special arrangements given his or her status as a disabled worker.
You can do an apprenticeship and enter into a contract to obtain a professional qualification.
Learning consists of the following courses of study:
- Theoretical instruction in an apprentice training centre (CFA)
- Teaching the trade at the employer with which you sign a contract of employment. This contract is with the employer once you are registered 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, professional can enter into a learning contract with a disabled worker.
The employer shall appoint a master apprentice from among its staff responsible for your training who may be the head of company or one of its employees.
The master trainer provides the link between the CFA and the company.
You must search for a company. The company then registers you in CFA.
To find a company, you can useAgefiph: titleContent or Cap Emploi.
Who shall I contact
You must sign a learning contract (or your parents or guardian, if you are a minor) with your employer:
Your remuneration is calculated according to your age and the length of your contract.
You must report your taxable resources as an apprentice every 3 months.
This statement can be made online or through a form.
Depending on the nature of your disability, you may need to adjust your training. This may be specific teaching material or accommodation.
If your health condition does not allow you to complete your CFA training, you may be allowed to complete this training remotely. You may also be authorised to take practical and theoretical training or instruction at a distance equivalent to that provided in the centre.
These arrangements are implemented after the advice of your attending physician or the doctor of the departmental house of disabled persons (DDPH).
The maximum duration of the learning contract is 4 years.
Who can help me?
Find who can answer your questions in your region
- Training for people with disabilitiesService-Public.fr
- Website of the Secretary of State for Persons with DisabilitiesMinistry of Disability
- Search for alternating trainingMinistry of Labour