Since August 1996, IFP School has been authorized to award its engineering diploma as part of its apprenticeship program. The school has thus become one of the first engineering schools in France to implement this type of training.

This pedagogical approach is based on alternating training sequences in schools and companies. The apprentice attends school partly at IFP School and partly in companies on the basis of consecutive modules of several months.

Apprenticeship education

Alternate education: school/company  Logo CFA



Coherence and complementarity between school and company

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Design around the skills to be acquired at school and in companies (career paths)


  • School: courses, projects, case studies
  • Company: "on the job training", "learning by doing", confrontation with professional realities in their technical, human and management dimensions

An application school such as IFP School is a gateway to industry. In apprenticeship education, the apprentice is half of the time in school and the other half in the workplace, which ensures the transition from the school of origin to the industrial world.

The company and the school provide co-training with the involvement of industry and academic leaders throughout the programs.

When apprentices are in companies, the training dimension is an integral part of the process through the skills acquired and the supervision provided by the master trainer and the school tutor.

For IFP School, the implementation of apprenticeship education represented both an illustration of its proximity to industrial environments and the natural outcome of its positioning as an application school.