Information BAFA (Youth Activity Leaders' Certificate)

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Direction de l'Éducation Nationale, de la Jeunesse et des Sports

Avenue de l'Annonciade
MC 98000 MONACO

Department of Education, Youth and Sport :
(+377) 98 98 83 05

Fax : (+377) 98 98 85 74

Opening Hours : from 9.30am to 5.00pm from Monday to Friday

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Direction de l'Éducation Nationale, de la Jeunesse et des Sports

Avenue de l'Annonciade
MC 98000 MONACO

Opening Hours : from 9.30am to 5.00pm from Monday to Friday

Phone : (+377) 98 98 83 05

Fax : (+377) 98 98 85 74

Send us an email
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Principle and conditions

The Youth Activity Leaders' Certificate is a certificate that enables the holder to lead activities for groups of children and adolescents on a non-professional, occasional basis at youth centres (such as leisure centres).

Every year, the Department of Education, Youth and Sport organises a general BAFA (Youth Activity Leaders' Certificate) training session, in partnership with the "Institut de Formation, d'Animation et de Conseil" (IFAC) in Nice. 

How the BAFA training works

  • A general, eight-day residential training session - Price:  545 €
  • A practical, 14-day course in a Holiday Centre or Leisure Centre led by the French Regional Department of Youth and Sport
  • A six-day in-depth course - Price : 280 €
  • Information about general training can be found in the following factsheet:
    Download file fiche d'information BAFA 2020 fiche d'information BAFA 2020 (French only)

Registration for the general training

You must be 17 or over on the first day of the general training session, which will take place during Spring half-term holidays - from 11 to 18 April 2020 - at the "Centre Méditerranéen" in Cap d'Ail.

You can register directly online on the website: www.bafa-bafd.net
You can also download the registration form,  Download file Inscription BAFA  (327-0020_01-2014) Inscription BAFA (327-0020_01-2014) (French only), and send it to the IFAC.

To enrol, you must enter the following COURSE CODE:

PC20120

For further information, connection problems or non-reception of your TRAINEE'S CODE (which your will find during your online application), please contact the French management service of the DDCS (Departmental Service for Social Cohesion). 
See the contact details for the DDCS Alpes Maritimes
This service is responsible for dealing with your administrative registration, monitoring your training course and issuing the BAFA (Youth Activity Leader's Certificate).

 

For applications to take part in a general BAFA training session, you must send the Department of Education, Youth and Sport a letter of motivation.

Further training session

You must have passed the first two parts of the BAFA training (General Training and Practical Course).

For applications to take part in a further BAFA training session, you must send the Department of Education, Youth and Sport a letter of motivation.

The course is held in the premises of the Prince Albert II Leisure Centre, 1310 Route de Beausoleil, La Turbie – Phone (00 33) 04 93 44 74 40.

The 2020 session will take place on a date determined later.

You can download here, the information sheet (French only): Download file  BAFA session approfondissement BAFA session approfondissement (French only)

For additional information, please contact the Department of Education, Youth and Sport on 00 377 98 98 83 04.

Other contacts

Institut de Formation, d'Animation et de Conseil (IFAC)

Please contact IFAC Training Department in Marseille, for any information relating to enrolment:

Service formation IFAC PACA
23 rue de la République
13217 MARSEILLE Cedex 02

Phone: (+33) 4 91 36 54 98
www.ifac.asso.fr  and www.bafa-bafd.net  for BAFA / BAFD registrations.

Last update: 28/01/2020

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