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 €
Information about general training can be found in the following factsheet:
BAFA_Annonce session formation générale 2019 (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 6 to 13 April 2019 - 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 procedure for details of how to apply: Fiche démarche BAFA-DENJS (French only)
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).
Once you have your TRAINEE'S CODE, you can then register:
Either with the DENJS by completing the following form:
enrolment form for the BAFA (French only)
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.
The 2019 session will take place on a date determined later.
You can download here, the information sheet (French only): BAFA session approfondissement - pièces à fournir (French only)
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 IFAC Training Department in Marseille, for any information relating to enrolment:
Service formation IFAC PACA
23 rue de la République
13217 MARSEILLE Cedex 02