Health and social training – GrandEst

The Regions are in charge of defining and implementing the health and social sector training policy and are therefore responsible for:

  • carry out an appropriate policy to meet the skills needs of the health, social and medical-social sectors, which results in particular in the development of partners of the health and social training scheme
  • to determine the training map for social workers, as well as that of schools and institutes for paramedical training and midwives training;
  • to approve and finance the establishments that provide this training and to specify the financial conditions for access to this training;
  • award scholarships and grants to students and students enrolled in these regional establishments.

Training offered in the Grand Est

Since 2005, the Regions are competent to define and implement the training policy of the health and social sector for the training transferred by the laws of decentralization, from the collection of the training needs for the conduct of the health action , social and medical. Grand-Est Region:

  • Develop regional plans for health and social training and define the training map
  • Finance and approve training institutes
  • Award scholarships to students

The training offered

In the Grand Est Region, these are:

  • 118 training institutes attached to 43 hospital establishments or management associations that form 13,800 students ;
  • 5 training institutes in social work training approx 2,600 students.

In order to respond to the recruitment needs related to old age and the health crisis, from the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, the Grand Est Region has increased training capacities in health professionals (caregiver, nurse, nurse specialist , radio manipulator) of more than 830 seats. For 2022, new additional posts: nurse (+510), caregiver (+956) and educational and social support (+234)

In 2022, the budget of the Grand Est Region dedicated to health and social training is 122.5 million euros, including 113.3 million euros for operations.

Initial training in social work approved by the Grand Est Region are the following: Social Service Assistant, Specialized Educator, Early Childhood Educator, Specialized Technical Educator, Educator Monitor, Social and Family Economy Counselor, Social and Family Intervention Technician.

Currently 7 institutes provides these initial training courses: an IRTS (Regional Institute of Social Work) in Champagne Ardennes, an IRTS in Lorraine and five EFTS (Establishment for Training in Social Work) in Alsace. The number of approved training courses in the Grand Est region, i.e. those whose training is financed by the Region, represent 2,580 people.

VAE Hybride d’Aide-Soignant: the first class of graduates

The 19 students from the first VAE Hybrid class of caregivers received their diploma on Friday, August 27 at the Training Institute for Caregivers (IFAS) in Verdun. A national first, the VAE hybrid caregiver is an experimental project carried out by the Grand Est region, the joint approved collection body (Opca) of the ANFH public hospital service, the Meuse department, the Social and Medical Cooperation Group -Social (GCSMS) of Mosa, and the educational coordination of the GHT Cœur Grand Est.

A first national test in the Meuse

The experiment with the caregiver VAE Hybrid started on September 16, 2020 in Meuse. In a rural area like the Meuse, this approach aims to offer candidates the opportunity to strengthen their local skills and thus retain local professionals.

The “pluses” of the hybrid pedelec

As with a classic Valuation of Acquired and Experience (VAE), the Hybrid VAE allows the candidate to value his professional or personal experience with a view to obtaining the State diploma of nursing assistant.
The “plus” of the Hybrid VAE : : intensive support for the candidate at every stage of the process to optimize the chances of success.

The training lasts 20 weeks for a total of 700 hours distributed as follows:

  • 1 week of administrative support for file preparation
  • 7 weeks (245h) of theoretical training in IFAS
  • 12 weeks (420h) of internship in a healthcare or medico-social structure

Along with this supportthe candidate follows courses aimed at IFAS, namely, modules 2 and 3, respectively “Clinical assessment of the person” and “Care adapted to the clinical state of the person”. Two modules whose validation is often missing for classic VAE candidates, and whose non-validation leads to a postponement of graduation. The hybrid VAE therefore allows the candidate to work on these modules, in the training institute, to anticipate possible difficulties. This intensive and personalized support maximizes the chances of success for the complete validation of the diploma from the first presentation to the VAE jury..

A “win-win” mechanism that makes it easier for employers and employees

Another specificity, the VAE Hybride is accessible to both jobseekers and employees. To facilitate access to the hybrid VAE for employees of the territory’s medico-social structures, a pool replacement system was implemented thanks to the support of the Grand Est Region, the Departmental Council of the Meuse and the Pôle Emploi. As soon as the candidate for the hybrid VAE is admitted to the system, he is replaced by a job seeker via the signature of a CDD.. This person will first have followed a training action adapted to his job. For the employer, this allows to develop the skills of its professionals without destabilizing the organization of its establishment.

Professional nurses and nursing assistants: increase in quotas

Train to become a nurse

To respond to the emergency in the health sector and as part of the recovery plan, the State wanted to open new training courses in the care and elderly sector. The aim is to increase the number of nurses (IDE) by more than 6,000 and 6,600 nursing assistants (AS) and 3,400 educational and social support workers (AES) thanks to a commitment of 200 million euros in 2020 -2022.

In the Grand Est Region, several action plans have already started:

  • From 2019: implementation of territorial action plans in partnership with the 10 departments of the Grand Est Region and the ARS to promote a better visibility of the offers to be fulfilled, to propose solutions in line with the economic fabric and the local needs (learning development, organization of hybrid VAE sessions, implementation of tailor-made training, gateway from medicine to IDE, etc.)
  • As of 2020, nursing assistant quotas have been increased 467 seats for caregivers and of 344 seats for the nurse; quotas for specialized nurses in the state (IADE, IBODE, childcare nurse) have also been increased.
  • For 2021, the increase will amount to 951 nursing assistant posts and 471 places of care and will still be subject to upward changes due to the approval of the new IFAS (during the first half of 2021).
  • The same is true for 2022: nurse (+510), caregiver (+956) and educational and social support (+234)

Health and social professions and careers

Do you want to become a nurse, occupational therapist, specialist educator, or simply practice in the health or social field?

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More information

  • Re the financial conditions for access to these training coursesthe Grand Est Region mainly finances the health or social training of young people pursuing studies or job seekers who have not resigned.
  • For people whose training costs are not covered by the Regionprice recommendations are established every year: consult the 2021-2022 prices

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