Skills and training

Parcoursup: 10 courses to help you find your way into the health and social professions

A little lost in your orientation as the Parcoursup choices approach? What if you were to choose the health and social sector? In the health sector, the needs are already high at the moment: 49,000 positions are to be filled in the care and personal service professions and they will be even higher in the years to come, due to the aging of the population. The needs are significant and these professions, which are oriented towards others, are very diverse: nursing assistants, nurses, medical secretaries, specialized educators, professional integration, psychology, etc.

⚠ Parcoursup registration

Depuis le 20 décembre 2022, la Pacoursup plateform, offering more than 21,000 state-recognized training courses, is open to collect and manage your assignment wishes. In this article, we present 10 training courses accessible on Parcoursup to orient yourself towards a profession in the energy transition. To apply for the courses you have selected, you must register on Parcoursup.

Here is the Parcoursup calendar for 2023:

  • Register and add your wishes - from January 18 to March 9 inclusive
  • Complete your file and confirm your wishes - from March 9 to April 6 inclusive
  • The admission phase will then take place - from June 1st to July 13th

The challenges of the health and social sector

According to INSEE figures, by 2050 there will be 4 million senior citizens in France. In addition to the aging population, there are currently 12 million people living with a disability and more and more French people are forced to live with a chronic disease. The sector therefore needs health and medico-social professionals.

But what do we really mean by "health and social professions"?

On the one hand, they are the professions of care for people, as a nurse, caregiver, life assistant, in hospitals, in nursing homes, in specialized medical centers, in people's homes...

And on the other hand, there are also social support professions such as : 

  • specialized educator in youth hostels, integration companies, shelters, etc.
  • vocational integration counselor
  • local development officer (social mediator)

Want to know more about the training options available to get into one of these professions? We have listed 10 training courses in the health and social sector in this article!

10 training courses for social professions

In Nouvelle-Aquitaine

BUT - CarriĂšres sociales Parcours animation sociale et socioculturelle - en apprentissage

  • Duration: 3 years
  • Where ? I.U.T of Bordeaux, site of PĂ©rigueux.
  • Prerequisites: general, technological or professional baccalaureate
  • Available places: 14 places
  • Fee: no fee - paid by the employer
  • Job opportunities: sectors of activity in the fields of socio-cultural animation and non-formal education in connection with associative life, popular education federations (M.J.C., Social Centers, etc.), social action (integration and insertion devices in specific places such as retirement homes, housing, centers for the handicapped, etc.), cultural action, mediation, local development.
  • To continue your studies: it is possible to continue your studies in master :
    - intervention and social development
    - teaching, education and training,
    - education sciences.

In Lorraine

BTS - Services - Economie sociale familiale

  • Duration: 2 years
  • Where? Metz
  • Prerequisites: general, technological or professional baccalaureate
  • Available places: 48 places
  • Fee: no fee
  • Careers: housing advisor, family advisor, health prevention coordinator, energy advisor, budget advisor, social mediation coordinator, rental management coordinator, collection coordinator...
  • To continue your studies:
    - the State Diploma of Family Social Economy Counselor. (D.E. C.E.S.F.),
    - Professional degree: social intervention, specializing in coordinating the development of social and solidarity economy projects,
    - professional degree: social intervention, specializing in professionalized reception of people with specific needs,
    - professional degree: management of health, social and medico-social establishments.

In Normandie

BTS - Service et prestation des secteurs sanitaire et social 

  • Duration: 2 years
  • Where? Marie Curie high school in VirĂ©
  • Prerequisites: general baccalaureate, technological baccalaureate ST2S, STMG, professional baccalaureate ASSP, GA, SPVL, SAPAT.
  • Available places: 18 places
  • Fee: no fee
  • Job opportunities: consulting manager, sector manager in home help services, coordinator, advisor in mutual insurance companies...
  • To continue your studies: social intervention license with various specialties, human resources... Then Master

In the Grand Est

DEUST - MĂ©diations citoyennes : Ă©ducation, culture, social, environnement

  • Duration: 2 years
  • Where? Strasbourg
  • Prerequisites: general, technological or professional baccalaureate
  • Available places: 38 places
  • Price: 170€
  • Job opportunities : social work, animation and local development (socio-cultural or educational animator, sustainable development and/or social project management agent, integration agent), mediation (cultural or neighborhood mediator).
  • To continue your studies: bachelor's degree or professional degree (in particular, mentioning development of territory projects, City and sustainable development course within the Faculty of Social Sciences).

In Ile de France

FCIL - Secrétariat Médico Social

  • Duration: from 6 months to 1 year (send them an email to know the duration)
  • Where? Bondy
  • Prerequisites: general or technological baccalaureate, professional baccalaureate
  • Available places: 24 places
  • Fee: no fee
  • Job opportunities: medical secretary in :
    - the hospital sector, medical offices, E.H.P.A.D., analysis laboratories...
    - social structures: family allowance funds, company social services...
    - medical and social structures: home hospitalization associations, public and private organizations, mutual aid, relief, assistance and emergency associations...
    - occupational and/or preventive medicine centers, schools and universities
    - functional rehabilitation and convalescence centers
    - social security health assessment centers...
  • To continue your studies : Bts

Licence psychologie et Humanité

  • Duration: 2 years
  • Where? Paris 6Ăšme
  • Prerequisites: general, technological or professional baccalaureate.
  • Available places: 15 places
  • Fee: 170€. No fees for students with scholarships.
  • Job opportunities : access to different professional sectors: Administration, State Services, Education, Medical and Social Services, Early Childhood, Health and Social Action.
  • To continue your studies :
    - in the field of psychology (Master 1 and 2 allowing access to the title of psychologist)
    - in another field of human sciences
    - in professional integration (psychologist in the national education system, preparation for administrative competitions in the social and medical-educational sectors (educator, speech therapist, etc.)

In Occitanie

BUT - CarriĂšres sociales parcours coordination et gestion des Ă©tablissements et services sanitaires et sociaux

  • Duration: 3 years
  • Where? I.U.T of Blagnac
  • Prerequisites: general, technological or professional baccalaureate.
  • Available places: 48 places
  • Price: 170€ per year
  • Job opportunities :
    - manager of small teams in health and social establishments and services
    - manager of local services in home help structures
    - sector manager in a personal services company
    - Project manager or project/client manager in the health and social sector
    - Quality manager (accreditation of establishments and services)
    - health and social pathway referent
    - structure manager (creation, implementation)
  • To continue your studies :
    - Master's degree in "Management of medico-social structures and services to individuals" or
    "Management of health and medico-social establishments
    - Master's degree in "Engineering and management of social intervention
    - Master's degree in "Autonomy and Personal Services
    - Master's degree in "A3R Health - Autonomy and Resilience, Resources and Networks
    - CAFERUIS - Certificat d'aptitude aux fonctions d'encadrement et de responsable d'unité d'intervention sociale
    - CAFDES - Certificat d'aptitude aux fonctions de directeur d'Ă©tablissement ou de service d'intervention sociale

D.E Educateur spécialisé

  • Duration : 2 years
  • Where ? ENSEIS - School of health and social training in Annecy
  • Prerequisites: general, technological or professional baccalaureate.
  • Available places: 26 places
  • Price: 790€/year.
  • Job opportunities: more than 62,000 specialized educators work in the social and medical-social fields.
  • To continue your studies: certificate of aptitude for the functions of manager and head of social intervention unit (CAFERUIS), state diploma in social engineering (DEIS), certificate of aptitude for the functions of director of an establishment or head of a social intervention service (CAFDES), Master's degree.

In Auvergne-RhĂŽne-Alpes

D.E Assistant de Service Social

  • Duration: 2 years
  • Where? ENSEIS - Health and Social Training School in Bourg-en-Bresse
  • Prerequisites: general, technological or professional baccalaureate.
  • Available places: 17 places
  • Price: 790€/year.
  • Job opportunities: in the health, social and medical-social sectors, more than 45,000 social service assistants are employed by
    - local authorities (departments and municipalities)
    - the State (ministry in charge of social affairs, national education, justice...)
    - public institutions (hospitals, etc.)
    - social protection organizations (social security, family allowance, pension funds)
    - private or public industrial and commercial companies - associations in the health and social sector.
  • To continue your studies: certificate of aptitude for the functions of manager and head of social intervention unit (CAFERUIS), State diploma in social engineering (DEIS), certificate of aptitude for the functions of director of an establishment or head of a social intervention service (CAFDES), Master's degree.

In les Hauts de France

Licence professionnelle -Intervention sociale : insertion et réinsertion sociale et professionnelle

  • Duration: 3 years
  • Where ? in Valenciennes
  • Prerequisites: general, technological or professional baccalaureate.
  • Available places: 30 places
  • Fee: 170€/year. No fees for students with scholarships.
  • Job opportunities: social intervention officer, employment counselor, integration counselor, RSA referent, social counselor, counselor in charge of socio-professional support, job coaching, facilitator for the implementation of social clauses, socio-cultural leader, social mediation agent.
  • To continue your studies: possibility of pursuing a Master's degree, in particular the Master's degree in Local Development and Solidarity Economy.

The different courses of study we have talked about here are not only available in one region or city. Go to Parcoursup, to learn more about the courses in each region ;)

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