That’s it, you’ve made your decision, you’ve decided to train in Data Sciences by following one of our courses: Data Analyst, Data Scientist or Data Engineer.
Starting a training course is a personal investment, in time and energy but also financial.
You are probably wondering how to finance your training, according to your situation there are several possible solutions.. DataScientest is here to guide you:

Corporate employees

If you are a salaried employee, and you wish to develop or upgrade your skills in your current position, or even retrain completely, you can benefit from having your training paid for as part of the GPEC (Gestion Prévisionnelle des Emplois et des Compétences).
Contact your HR department to see if there are opportunities to have your data science training funded within this context. Our Data science courses can be followed on your working time, with the agreement of your employer, or in parallel with your professional activity and at your own pace.


You are an employee and your company is in partial activity, in this case you can mobilize the FNE-Training.  The FNE only concerns employees, except for work-study students, whose company is in partial activity, regardless of their socio-professional category or level of education.
For short contracts (PEC, CDD) they must remain employees until the end of the training period. All educational costs are covered by the FNE-Formation. The only exception is remuneration (compensation which is already covered by the partial activity). Ancillary costs such as accommodation and transport can also be covered.

Payment facility

In order to allow everyone to assume the costs of training in the way that suits them best, we have set up a payment schedule that can be broken down as follows:
  • 500€ application fee at the time of registration regardless of the course.
  • The remainder to be paid (variable according to the chosen training) will be divided into 3 equal parts due at the beginning of the first 3 months of training.

Job Seekers

You can benefit from full support within the framework of an Operational Preparation for Individual Employment (POEI).
However, you will need a promise of employment before you are trained and this is even more complicated to obtain in this time of economic crisis. However, do not hesitate to contact us we will be able to evaluate your chances according to your profile given our expertise in the field.
For the duration of the course, you will be a paid trainee of the vocational training and as such you will receive the return-to-work training assistance (AREF). For the company, an aid to finance the course is paid once the course has been completed to support your hiring. This aid may be supplemented by funding from the Skills Operator (OPCO) on which the company depends, in order to cover all or part of the amount of the course from which you will benefit. In the majority of situations, the educational cost is fully covered. However, depending on the funders and your status, trainees are sometimes asked for a financial contribution to the cost of the course. If you are in a situation of economic layoff, you should know that the courses within the framework of a reclassification following an economic layoff (Reclassification Leave) are financed by the OPCO on which the former employer depends.
In any case, do not hesitate to ask your Pôle emploi advisor for more information. There are a few less well known financing schemes that can be applied for by the regional councils, which have sometimes set up an aid scheme. You should go to the website of your regional council. If the region where you live has a particular development project, for example in the Ile-de-France region, an IA course will fall within the framework of this system and you should apply for a course in data science. In any case, do not hesitate to contact your Regional Council because each Regional Council can put in place special provisions in terms of remuneration and / or financial assistance in the context of funding for professional courses.
Taking charge of a course is not limited to that of the company or Pôle Emploi. By activating several financing levers, you put all the chances on your side to obtain a total taking charge of your course. You wish to be accompanied in your steps? Do not hesitate to make an appointment directly with one of our advisers by clicking below:

Professional training account - CPF

To finance your Data Science course, you can also mobilize your CPF account.
As a reminder, the personal training account allows any person, employee or job seeker, to follow a course on his or her own initiative.
The CPF accompanies you from the moment you start your professional life, and throughout your career until your retirement.
When you work, you accumulate rights under the Personal Training Account (CPF) which are automatically carried over to your activity account. Since January 1, 2019, CPF hours have been replaced and monetized in euros at a rate of €15/hour. This rate is set by the State.
Each year, a full-time employee will be credited with an additional €500, or even €800 for non-qualified employees, including part-time employees.
It is possible to recharge your CPF if you hold a Citizen Commitment Account (CEC) or a Professional Prevention Account (CPP), and to supplement it with your acquired rights under the Individual Right to Training (DIF) before 2015 (the CPF replaces the DIF training account since January 1, 2015 for private sector employees).
You can use these CPF rights and thus carry out your professional project. Some industry and company agreements may also provide for matching contributions, i.e. a complementary payment to the CPF to finance your course. There are several scenarios:


You are an employee

and you don’t have enough credit on your CPF to finance your course, you can finance the rest of your course yourself or ask your employer to top up the amount. Payment is made by credit card directly on the CPF application.


You are a job seeker

and your CPF budget does not cover the entire cost of the course, you will then have 4 days to apply for funding from Pôle Emploi via your CompteFormation account. This option is only possible if the minimum time limit for starting a course is 15 working days.


Pole Emploi will then have 10 days to accept or refuse to finance the remainder. If Pole Emploi accepts to finance the remaining expenses, your file will be automatically “accepted”. If Pole Emploi refuses to finance the remaining expenses, you will then have 2 days to decide whether you wish to “accept” (and therefore pay the remaining expenses yourself) or “refuse” the file from your TrainingAccount.
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Alternative solutions

However, sometimes it is necessary to provide all or part of the funding for the course. In this case, check if your bank can offer you a credit at an interesting rate . The information to remember is that if you make a personal contribution or if you borrow to finance your course, you will be able to fully deduct the amount from the tax base. This applies to both the course fees and the related expenses. Training costs are deductible if you are an employee or a job seeker registered with the Pôle Emploi as long as they are incurred to improve your professional situation or to enable you to access another profession. More rare but also possible, you can also turn to crowdfunding sites that allow people wishing to resume studies to find there a source of collaborative funding.
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