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Training Institute for Caregivers

The Training Institute for Caregivers ( IFAS ) at CHU Caen Normandie, trains 130 students per class each year. The start of the school year takes place the first week of September and the State Diploma is obtained in August of the following year.

CHU Caen Normandy

Training Institute for Caregivers

The Training Institute for Caregivers ( IFAS ) at CHU Caen Normandie, trains 130 students per class each year. The start of the school year takes place the first week of September and the State Diploma is obtained in August of the following year.

The pedagogical team

  • The job

    The caregiver

    The nursing assistant carries out his activity under the responsibility of the nurse, within the framework of the proper role assigned to the latter, in accordance with Articles R .4311-3 to R .4311-5 of the Public Health Code .

    In this context, the nursing assistant provides care for the maintenance and continuity of life functions aimed at partially or totally compensating for a lack or a reduction in the autonomy of the person or a group of people. . Its role is part of a global approach to the person cared for and takes into account the relational dimension of care .

    The caregiver accompanies the person in the activities of their daily life, they contribute to their well-being and to help them recover, as far as possible, their autonomy.

    The nursing assistant participates, to the extent of his or her skills, in preventive, curative or palliative nursing care. The purpose of this care is to promote, protect, maintain and restore the person's health, while respecting their rights and dignity.

    He/she works in a hospital environment (public and private) or in an extra-hospital environment (retirement homes, home care services, specialized care homes, etc.) .

    Openings and continuation of studies

    The State diploma of nursing assistant allows graduates to practice the profession of nursing assistant in care establishments (public or private hospitals, convalescent centers, rehabilitation centres) , in medico-social establishments ( EHPAD , establishments welcoming people with disabilities) in SSIAD , in HAD , etc.

    You will then be able to access other training, including:

    • Child care assistant;
    • Gerontology Care Assistant;
    • Educational and Social Assistant;
    • Nurse: after 3 years of experience as a nursing assistant, the graduate can take the entrance examination for nursing schools.

    If he has a bachelor's degree, a nursing assistant can continue his training and prepare the nurse's DE, accessible on file via the ParcourSup platform .

    The caregiver

    The nursing assistant carries out his activity under the responsibility of the nurse, within the framework of the proper role assigned to the latter, in accordance with Articles R .4311-3 to R .4311-5 of the Public Health Code .

    In this context, the nursing assistant provides care for the maintenance and continuity of life functions aimed at partially or totally compensating for a lack or a reduction in the autonomy of the person or a group of people. . Its role is part of a global approach to the person cared for and takes into account the relational dimension of care .

    The caregiver accompanies the person in the activities of their daily life, they contribute to their well-being and to help them recover, as far as possible, their autonomy.

    The nursing assistant participates, to the extent of his or her skills, in preventive, curative or palliative nursing care. The purpose of this care is to promote, protect, maintain and restore the person's health, while respecting their rights and dignity.

    He/she works in a hospital environment (public and private) or in an extra-hospital environment (retirement homes, home care services, specialized care homes, etc.) .

    Openings and continuation of studies

    The State diploma of nursing assistant allows graduates to practice the profession of nursing assistant in care establishments (public or private hospitals, convalescent centers, rehabilitation centres) , in medico-social establishments ( EHPAD , establishments welcoming people with disabilities) in SSIAD , in HAD , etc.

    You will then be able to access other training, including:

    • Child care assistant;
    • Gerontology Care Assistant;
    • Educational and Social Assistant;
    • Nurse: after 3 years of experience as a nursing assistant, the graduate can take the entrance examination for nursing schools.

    If he has a bachelor's degree, a nursing assistant can continue his training and prepare the nurse's DE, accessible on file via the ParcourSup platform .

  • Training

    Nursing Assistant Training Institute

    Since the creation of the Training Institute for Caregivers (IFAS ) at the CHU Caen Normandie, educational projects have continued to evolve and change in the light of the assessments carried out and to adapt to based on values ​​that give meaning to the activities.

    The Order of June 10, 2021 relating to training leading to the State diploma of nursing assistant and containing various provisions relating to the operating methods of paramedical training institutes stimulates a new fundamental reflection on the issues and the organization of Training.

    The IFAS (promotion of 130 students + 10 places reserved for students on an apprenticeship contract, who can follow the training in full and partial courses) is attached to the CHU Caen Normandie which has care, research and teaching missions. It is subject to a double supervision:

    • the Ministry of Health, through the DREETS (Regional Directorate for the Economy, Employment, Labor and Solidarity) and the ARS (Regional Health Agency) ,
    • the Regional Council (since July 2005) .

    Since April 2015, the components of the paramedical training center have integrated the Health Training and Research Center. The classrooms are shared with all the training courses present at the PFRS . Students have access to tutorial rooms, one of which is equipped with a high-fidelity simulation dummy.

    The missions of IFAS

    It focuses on several axes:

    • Initial and partial training:
      • Welcome, accompaniment, follow-up of each student;
      • Development, implementation and evaluation of the educational project;
      • Organization and management of theoretical education and clinical training;
      • Responsibility for the evaluation, validation and certification system;
      • Adaptation to the regulatory framework for tuition exemptions (organization of additional personalized courses) .
    • Responsibility for the selection tests;
    • Support for research and document management;
    • Promotion of training and professions;
    • Seeking continuous improvement in the quality of the training provided and inclusion in a quality assurance process;
    • Participation of students in institute projects, active representation in bodies...
    • Development of cooperation actions with health establishments, networks and other training structures.
    Training

    Pedagogical principles

    The educational project is based on values ​​of respect and autonomy. It aims to train competent, autonomous, reflective, responsible and versatile caregivers.

    • Development of the student caregiver's creativity and adaptability in line with the diversity of places of practice and with changing health needs;
    • Reflection on a professional project according to the aspirations of the student and the educational project of the school;
    • Consistency between training objectives, pedagogical foundations and professional practices;
    • Pedagogical follow-up based on the support and personal development of the student.
    Stethoscope

    Internships

    There are 4 clinical internships, privileged learning times for professional practice ( duration of 5 weeks for the first 3 chosen by the teaching team, and 7 weeks for the last internship called "professional project" ; 770 hours ).

    For an internship to be validated, the effective attendance time of the student must be at least 80%. Over the entire clinical training course of the student, absences cannot exceed 10% of the total duration of the internships.

    They are carried out in the hospital or extra-hospital sector, in health, social or medico-social establishments and necessarily in each of the following structures:

    • Care service for people with physical or mental disabilities;
    • Elderly care service.

    Students have the opportunity to benefit from a variety of internship sites at the CHU or in other establishments in Calvados:

    • University Hospital including medical, surgical, elderly, paediatrics, psychiatric and high-tech services;
    • Psychiatric and Mental Health establishments, in hospitals or in external reception structures;
    • Private establishments;
    • Regional Center for the Fight against Cancer (François Baclesse Center);
    • Aftercare and Rehabilitation Establishments;
    • Accommodation Establishments for Dependent Elderly Persons;
    • Home care centers, home care for the elderly and hospitalization at home;
    • Others…

    The training must allow the student to acquire the 11 skills related to the reference framework of activities

    1. Accompany people in the essential acts of daily life and social life, personalize this accompaniment based on the evaluation of their personal and contextual situation and make the necessary readjustments;
    2. Identify risky situations when accompanying the person, implement appropriate preventive actions and evaluate them;
    3. Evaluate the clinical state of a person at any age of life to adapt their care;
    4. Implement care adapted to the clinical condition of the person;
    5. Accompany the person in his installation and his movements by mobilizing his resources and using preventive techniques of mobilization;
    6. Establish appropriate communication to inform and support the person and those around them;
    7. Inform and train peers, trainees and other professionals;
    8. Use appropriate maintenance techniques for premises and equipment, taking into account the prevention of associated risks;
    9. Identify and deal with anomalies and malfunctions related to the maintenance of premises and equipment related to care activities;
    10. Research, process and transmit, regardless of the tool and communication methods, the relevant data to ensure the continuity and traceability of care and activities;
    11. Organize one's activity, cooperate within a multi-professional team and improve one's practice within the framework of a quality/risk management approach.

    The duration and organization of the training

    The training leading to the State Diploma of Nursing Assistant lasts 44 weeks. It includes 1540 hours of theoretical and clinical lessons:

    • Theoretical lessons: 22 weeks, i.e. 770 hours in the institute.
    • Clinical teaching: 22 weeks, i.e. 770 hours in internship.

    During the course, 3 weeks of leave are also provided.

    The AS training is made up of 5 blocks broken down into 10 modules , the organization of which is entrusted to the responsibility of the trainers and the coordinator.

    • Block 1 Accompaniment and care of the person in the activities of his daily life and his social life
      • Module 1 : Accompaniment of a person in the activities of his daily life and his social life
        Individual test: Study of the situation during the internship
      • Module 2 : Identification and prevention of risky situations
        Individual test: Study of the situation during the internship
    • Block 2 Assessment of clinical status and implementation of tailored collaborative care
      • Module 3 : Assessing a person's clinical condition
        Individual task: Table assignment
      • Module 4 : Implementation of adapted care, evaluation and readjustment
        Individual test: Assignment on the table
      • Module 5 : Support for the mobility of the person being cared for
        Individual test: Simulated test
    • Block 3 Information and support for people and their entourage, professionals and learners
      • Module 6 : Relationship and communication with people and their entourage
        Individual test: Simulated test
      • Module 7 : Accompanying people in training and communicating with peers
        Collective assessment: Presentation
    • Block 4 Maintenance of the immediate environment of the person and the materials related to the activities taking into account the place and the intervention situations
      • Module 8 : Maintenance of premises and equipment and prevention of associated risks
        Individual test: Internship assessment
    • Block 5 Working in a multi-professional team and processing information related to care activities, quality/risk management
      • Module 9 : Information processing
        Individual evaluation during internship: Transmissions
      • Module 10 : Work in a multi-professional team, information processing, quality and risk management
        Collective evaluation at the Institute: Group presentation.

    Added to this are individual support times : Support (API), pedagogical follow-up (SP) and personal guide work (TPG).

    Several courses are followed in partial alternation. Indeed, training unit exemptions are granted to holders of the following diplomas:
    1° The State diploma of childcare assistant;
    2° The diploma of medical regulation assistant;
    3° The state ambulance diploma;
    4° The professional baccalaureate Services to people and territories (SAPAT);
    5° The professional baccalaureate in Accompaniment, care and personal services (ASSP);
    6° The diplomas or certificates mentioned in Articles D. 451-88 and D. 451-92 of the Social Action and Family Code;
    7° The professional title of family life assistant;
    or post-VAE service agent

    Label

    We are QUALIOPI certified

    AFNOR certifies that the CAEN University Hospital Center has been judged to comply with the requirements for carrying out training activities.

    Certificate No. 2022/98983.1

    Diploma

    The graduation

    At the end of the 44 weeks of training, the file is presented to the jury for awarding the State nursing assistant diploma appointed by the Regional Prefect and organized by the DREETS .

    The diploma (Level 4) is issued subject to validation of all the blocks of skills acquired in theoretical, practical and professional training. Access to certification is only open to students who have not accumulated more than five percent of justified absence, not made up, over the whole of the training.

    Apprenticeship contract

    Each year we have 10 places for apprenticeship contracts.

    Any candidate wishing to complete training under an apprenticeship contract must first contact the CFA PSS (Apprentice Training Center · Health and Social Professions) in Normandy.

    PFRS

    Premises and equipment

    All courses are organized at the PFRS . The building is accessible to people with disabilities. A disability referent is present at the paramedical training center (contact details available on request from the school secretariat) .

    Disabled

    Training and disability

    With regard to the law of February 11, 2005 for equal rights and opportunities, participation and citizenship of people with disabilities, the principles of non-discrimination and accessibility are applied to training.

    A disability representative is in contact with all the paramedical training structures at the CAEN University Hospital. Students can contact her via the tuition secretariat of their course.

    Vigilant point:

    There is no obligation for the student to communicate their disability situation to their training structure, either at the time of the competition or during the course of study.

    The disability situation of a candidate or student is confidential, even if it may be a secret shared between professionals in the training structure.

    Key figures

    Promotion Success
    Promotion : 2023
    Success: 94.08% success rate for all paramedical training combined
    received / registered
    Promotion : 2022 – 2023
    Success: 92.9% success
    Promotion : 2021 · 2022
    Success: 90.9% success
    Promotion : 2020 · 2021
    Success: 90% success
    Promotion : 2019 · 2020
    Success: 92.5% success
  • The selection

    Training

    2024 SELECTION

    RESULTS OF THE 2024 SELECTION > HERE

    The results ( main list and additional list ) are published at the bottom of this page in “Publication(s)”.

    In addition, all candidates will be personally informed of their results by email.

    If you are admitted to the main list for the 2024 school year:

    1st step: you must confirm your admission to the regional pilot IFAS before July 10, 2024 – midnight, following the instructions indicated in the admission letter that you received;

    – 2nd step : in the “Back to school” tab, mandatory administrative registration file and return it as soon as possible to:

    IFAS of Caen University Hospital – PFRS – CS 30001 – 14033 CAEN CEDEX 9

    If you are admitted to the complementary list :

    -You will also need to confirm to the regional pilot IFAS whether or not you wish to keep your place on the complementary list, in accordance with the instructions indicated in the results letter you received;

    -If a place becomes available and you are next in the additional list, you will be contacted.

    ADMITTED TO THE MAIN LIST, REQUEST FOR TRAINING POSTPONEMENT:

    Order of April 7, 2020 amended: The benefit of authorization to register in one of the targeted courses is only valid for the school year for which the candidate was admitted. By way of derogation, the director of the training institute may grant, for a period that he determines and up to a cumulative limit of two years, a deferral for entry into schooling in the training institute:

    1° Or, by right, in the event of maternity leave, rejection of the benefit of professional or social promotion, rejection of a request for training leave, rejection of a request for layoff, postponement an apprenticeship contract or for the care of a child under four years old;

    2° Or, exceptionally, on the basis of the elements provided by the candidate justifying the occurrence of an important event preventing him from starting his training. Any candidate benefiting from a postponement of admission must, at least three months before the planned start date, confirm his intention to resume his studies on the said start.

    SPECIAL CASES

    Admission list for ASHQ/Service agents outside selection: click here

    Registration and admission of ASHQ/Service Agents exempt from selection:

    – ASHQ of the Hospital Civil Service, or service agents of health and medical-social establishments in the public and private sectors, with cumulative service of at least 1 year in full-time equivalent ;

    – ASHQ or service agents demonstrating ASHQ modular continuing training of 70 hours , and a cumulative service seniority of 6 months in full-time equivalent in health and medical-social establishments in the public and private sectors.

    ASHQ and Service Agents dependent on an employer : the employer must contact us by email at the following address: ifas-sec@chu-caen.fr , in order to propose the agent/employee for admission to IFAS The file ( ASHQ file/Service agent with employer ) must be returned to us complete before June 21, 2024.

    > ASHQ and Service Agents without an employer: The candidate sends their request by mail to IFAS accompanied by their complete registration file ( ASHQ/Service Agent without employer file ) before June 21, 2024. As a reminder, it is necessary to anticipate the financing arrangements for your training and your resources.

    Candidates will be directly admitted to training by decision of the Director of IFAS , depending on the places available (26 open places or 20% of the workforce). Results sent by email on 06/25/2024.

    Vaccine

    Obligations

    IMPORTANT :

    Applicants must check with their attending physician that they are up to date with their vaccinations by the start of the school year.

    Mandatory vaccinations: Hepatitis B / Diphtheria, Tetanus and Poliomyelitis (DTP )

    Please note: vaccination against HEPATITIS B requires 3 doses over 6 months, with a serological check approximately 4 weeks after the last injection to verify immunization.

    -If the result of the serology blood test is the following: Anti-HBs Ab greater than ( ≥) 10 , then you are immunized;

    -If the result of the serology blood test is as follows: Anti-HBs Ab less than (<) 10 , you will have to continue vaccination until immunization within the limit of 6 doses at the end of which your doctor will be able to If applicable, declare yourself a non-responder to vaccination if, however, you are still not immunized.

    The hepatitis B serology result must be sent to the IFAS secretariat .

    • You are required to have received your 3 injections before entering training.
    • You must present, no later than the day of the start of the school year , a medical certificate drawn up by a doctor approved by the ARS attesting that he does not present any physical and/or psychological contraindication to the exercise of the profession.
    • You must present , no later than the day of first entry into the internship (end of September), a medical certificate of vaccinations in accordance with the regulations in force setting the conditions for immunization of healthcare professionals in France.

    IF YOU DO NOT MEET THIS VACCINATION OBLIGATION, ENTRY TO THE INTERNSHIP WILL BE IN QUESTION, AS WELL AS THE CONDITIONS FOR OBTAINING THE NURSERY ASSISTANCE DIPLOMA.

    Admissions General

    Admission on file and interview*

    The selection for admission to a nursing assistant training institute is made on the basis of a file and an interview intended to assess the candidate's knowledge, skills and motivation. The training is accessible without condition of diploma .

    Candidates must be at least 17 years on the date of entry into training.

    Applicants from outside the EU must hold a valid residence permit to participate in the selection.

    * Order of April 7, 2020 relating to the procedures for admission to training leading to the State diplomas of nursing assistant and childcare assistant: Order Légifrance.gouv.fr

    *Order of 12 April 2021 carrying various modifications relating to the conditions of access to training leading to the State diplomas of nursing assistant and childcare assistant:  Order Légifrance.gouv.fr

    Prerequisites

    The national expectations and criteria are as follows:

    • Interest in the field of support and assistance to people, particularly in situations of vulnerability: knowledge in the health, medico-social, social or societal field;
    • Human qualities and interpersonal skills: ability to show attention to others, listening and open-mindedness; ability to relate to a person and to communicate; ability to collaborate and work in a team;
    • Skills in written and oral expression: mastery of French and written and oral language, practice of digital tools;
    • Analytical skills and mastery of the basics of arithmetic: ability to develop logical reasoning based on reliable knowledge and research, mastery of the basics of calculation and units of measurement;
    • Organizational skills: skills of observation, organization, prioritization of activities, autonomy in work.
    Cost

    Financing and cost of training

    The training can be financed by partners such as the Regional Council for learners continuing their education and job seekers, by OPCOs such as Transitions Pro, ANFH... or your employer for employees, by self-financing...
    Before entering health or social training institute in Normandy, you must make sure of the method of financing your training and your resources for the duration of your training ( Job career sheet ).

    • Educational cost 2023-2024: €5,500, not subject to VAT.
    • Educational cost 2024-2025: €5,500, not subject to VAT.

    You can also benefit from scholarships. Scholarship files are managed by the Crous de Normandie and the scholarships granted according to your financial situation:

  • The start of the school year

    START SESSION 2024-2025

    For candidates admitted to the main list following the publication of the 2024 admission results, and who have confirmed their entry into training (see procedure in the “Selection / 2024 selection results” tab:

    The administrative registration file in preparation for the start of the school year can be downloaded in “Publication(s)” at the bottom of this page.

    This file is mandatory , and must be compiled and returned as soon as possible to: IFAS du CHU de Caen – CS 30001 – 14033 CAEN CEDEX 9

    The effective return to training will take place:

    Monday September 2, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. in the Max Robba amphitheatre, PS0-028 (ground floor) at the PFRS , 2 rue des Rochambelles, 14000 CAEN.

    !!! For holders of the ASSP Professional Baccalaureate, the start of the school year will take place later: Monday, November 4, 2024. Those concerned will receive a subsequent email specifying the exact terms of this start and the provisional training schedule. However, the administrative file must be returned within the same deadlines as admitted candidates returning to school in September.

  • Useful documents

Qualiopi Logo

IFAS is certified QUALIOPI n°2022/98983.1.