Foire aux Questions - Frequently Asked Questions about training programmes in English

To find useful and up-to-date information on our training programmes in English, please visit our "get trained in English" webpage.

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For the "Humanitarian Programme Manager" training at Bioforce, you can download the price quote here.

For the longer Master of Science with Grenoble Ecole de Management or for short open training courses, we are sorry but we cannot issue individual price quotes until your application has been received and accepted. Therefore, in order to get a training contract, the first step is for you to apply. Should you need an official document mentioning the cost of the training before you even apply, please feel free to download the course brochure on our website (training programme, dates, cost...).

Once your application is accepted, you will receive some documents: to secure your place, you must send us the full training fees along with these signed documents.

You have 2 payment options :

WITHIN FRANCE ONLY : 
Training fees can be paid by cheque to INSTITUT BIOFORCE and sent by mail to :

INSTITUT BIOFORCE  
Service recrutement
41 avenue du 8 Mai 1945 
69694 Vénissieux cedex 
France

INTERNATIONAL AND FRENCH PAYMENTS : 
Training fees can be paid by bank transfer, in which case it is advised to specify your name and the training programme on the bank transfer and pay attention to possible bank transfer fees that would be at your charge. We also encourage you to send us the bank payment receipt to confirm your registration.

Please note that we do not accept Western Union payment for administrative reasons.

Once your application has been received and accepted and upon receipt of the signed quote and the payment proof, a visa support letter will be sent to you along with the convocation letter and practical details (accommodation, itinerary…). Upon request, the visa support letter can be sent to the French Embassy of your country. Feel free to communicate the French Embassy’s email to your contact person at the Bioforce Institute.

Please check you allow enough time to process the visa application. It is also advised you book your flight ticket and your accommodation place and take out insurance policy before applying for a visa.

The cost of our trainings covers training facilitation. It does not include accommodation, meals, transportation or sundry expenses.

Unfortunately, Bioforce cannot provide scholarships. Here are other funding opportunities that you can explore:

For EU residents :

- for the Bioforce training : region, department, county, city, employment agency, employer.

- for the MSc training at Bioforce and Grenoble Ecole de Management : employment agency, employer.

For non-EU residents : for the Bioforce training and for the MSc training at Biofrce and Grenoble Ecole de Management : employer, French embassy in your country, Campus France agency in your country, private sponsor.

 

To help you find accommodation and once your application is accepted, we will give you a list of places where you can book a room either in Lyon city center, or near the Bioforce Institute in Venissieux. You can also visit websites such as Booking. We advise you start house hunting as soon as possible as Lyon is a very busy city!

By PUBLIC TRANSPORT (Lyon public transport website)

  • From Part-Dieu train station (40 minutes) > Take the Tram T4 towards « Hôpital FEYZIN VENISSIEUX » > Stop at « Darnaise »
  • From PERRACHE train station (50 minutes) > Take the METRO LINE A towards « LAURENT BONNEVAY » > Stop at « BELLECOUR » > Take METRO LINE D towards « Gare de Vénissieux » > Stop at « Gare de Vénissieux » Terminal 
    Exit the METRO Station and take the Tram T4 towards Hôpital FEYZIN VENISSIEUX 
    Get off at « Darnaise » stop
  • From the airport > Take the airport tramway “Rhône Express » to Lyon’s main train station : Gare de la Part-Dieu > Take Tram T4 towards Hôpital FEYZIN VENISSIEUX > Stop at « Darnaise »

By CAR 

  • From Lyon 
    Take Highway A7 direction ST ETIENNE / MARSEILLE. 
    Exit and Follow VENISSIEUX URBAN BOULEVARD SOUTH (B.U.S.) 
    Exit VENISSIEUX MINGUETTES. 
    At 1st roundabout, Follow direction Vénissieux Minguettes / Saint Fons. 
    At 2nd roundabout, Follow direction Vénissieux Minguettes / Saint Fons. 
    Just after the roundabout take the 1st street on your right “Avenue du 11 Novembre 1918” 
    Continue straight until the traffic lights, then straight on “Avenue du 8 Mai 1945.
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You need to bring your own material (sheets of paper, pencil…) for Bioforce training courses. Please note that laptops are usually not accepted in training sessions except for some modules and practical cases. The Bioforce Institute will inform you, when laptops are necessary.

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Groups may vary according to the type of session and training (case studies, group work, etc). Maximum number of participants for each training session usually is 20. If there is an insufficient number of participants, the Bioforce Institute reserves the right to cancel the training session (in which case, registered participants will be fully reimbursed).

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1. The online application form is available here

2. Once you've completed and sent it, we will contact you by email to inform you about the next steps. 

Pre-registration applications are carried on a permanent basis. As the number of participants is limited, you are advised to apply as soon as possible. However please note that registration process closes one week prior to the start of the training and please also note that if you need to apply for a visa, it is more than advised to apply for the training at least 3 weeks prior to the training.

For core-competency modules (Managing People and Organisations, Managing Programmes and Projects, Managing Finance and Funding, Managing the Supply Chain, Project and design management and logistics management), a recognized module grade certificate will be delivered to participants who pass the final exam assessing trainee achievement of learning outcomes (10 out 20 minimum at each core-competency module).

For the Framework of Humanitarian Aid, Safety and Security management and Training of Trainers modules, an attendance certificate will be issued at the end of the training.

At the end of the training, you will receive a flash drive including the training contents that have been used and other participants’ contact details (e-mail) .

Should you need to cancel your registration, please notify us by registered mail.

Period of withdrawal

Upon receipt of the signed quote with the mentioned date of signature, you have 10 days to cancel your participation. You have to inform Institut Bioforce by registered mail.

After this withdrawal period, the following charges will be payable depending on when you will inform us:

• 10% of the course fees if you inform us at least 60 working days prior to the training start

• 50% of the course fees if you inform us between 59 working days to 22 working days prior to the training start

• 100% of the course fees if you inform us 21 working days or less prior to the training start

Cancellation and refund policy will not apply in case of “force majeure” (death of a close relative, participant hospitalization, hurricane, and earthquake). Please note that if you have to cancel for failed visa request, our normal cancellation and refund policy will apply.

Some of our training courses are available as distant training courses. For further information, please see here.

 

 

We offer 2 diploma courses in English:

At your own pace. You can also choose one or several specific modules among these diploma courses.

To apply to these diploma courses, an English language proficiency level of B2 is required (according to European language levels - Self Assessment Grid).

Discover the prerequisites for each training on the training's webpage:

Please note that these prerequisites provide a base for any validation of the application form. The final decision lies with the Coordinators of the training programme.

 

 

1. The online application form is available here

2. We will contact you by email to inform you about the next steps. 

Further information on the application process for each training on the training's webpage:

 

Pre-registration applications are carried on a permanent basis. As the number of participants is limited, you are advised to apply as soon as possible. However please note that registration process closes one month prior to the start of the training and please also note that if you need to apply for a visa, it is more than advised to apply for the training at least 6 weeks prior to the training.

Should you need to cancel your registration, we ask you to notify us by registered mail.

Period of withdrawal

Upon receipt of the signed quote with the mentioned date of signature, you have 10 days to cancel your participation. You have to inform Institut Bioforce by registered mail.

After this withdrawal period, the following charges will be payable depending on when you will inform us :

• 10% of the course fees if you inform us at least 60 working days prior to the training start

• 50% of the course fees if you inform us between 59 working days to 22 working days prior to the training start

• 100% of the course fees if you inform us 21 working days or less prior to the training start

Cancellation and refund policy will not apply in case of “force majeure” (death of a close relative, participant hospitalization, hurricane, and earthquake). Please note that if you have to cancel for failed visa request, our normal cancellation and refund policy will apply.

For the Humanitarian Programme Manager training: "Coordinateur de projet de la solidarité internationale" diploma awarded by the Bioforce Institute, a level I qualification (equivalent to a five-year higher education diploma) registered by the French National Record of Professional Qualifications

For the 12-month MSc in Humanitarian Programme Management: a "Master of Science in Humanitarian Programme Management" awarded by the Bioforce Institute and Grenoble Ecole de Management, accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Écoles.

For core-competency modules (Managing People and Organisations, Managing Programmes and Projects, Managing Finance and Funding, Managing the Supply Chain), a recognized module grade certificate will be delivered to participants who pass the final exam assessing trainee achievement of learning outcomes (10 out 20 minimum at each core-competency module).

For the Framework of Humanitarian Aid, Safety and Security management and Training of Trainers modules, an attendance certificate will be issued at the end of the training.

At the end of each week, training contents will be uploaded on Institut Bioforce learning platform. At the end of the training, you will receive a Flash drive including the training contents used and all participants’ e-mail contact details.

Not yet. Training courses take place for the moment in Institut Bioforce’s premises. We deliver other distant learning trainings.