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
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 €
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 21 to 28 april 2018 - at the "Centre Méditerranéen" in Cap d'Ail.
Before starting the general training session, you must first obtain a personal bafa-bafd registration number on the website: www.bafa-bafd.jeunes.gouv.fr
See the factsheet for details of how to apply: Fiche démarche BAFA-DENJS
You can download here the form: enrolment form for the BAFA
For further information, connection problems or non-reception of your TRAINEE'S CODE, with regard to 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).
Once you have your TRAINEE'S CODE, you can then register:
Either with the DENJS by completing the following form:
Inscription BAFA (327-0020_01-2014)
Or on the website of the Institut de Formation, d'Animation et de Conseil / IFAC
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.
2017 session will take place from Saturday 28 October to Wednesday 1 November 2017.
You can download here, the information sheet (French only): BAFA session approfondissement - pièces à fournir
You should submit your application before 30 September 2017.
For additional information, please contact the Department of Education, Youth and Sport on 00 377 98 98 83 04.
Institut de Formation, d'Animation et de Conseil (IFAC)
Please contact Pascal Wagner directly for any information relating to enrolment.
50 boulevard Saint Roch
Phone: (+33) 4 93 26 12 23
Pascal WAGNER 06 03 51 45 92