Continuing education and VAE

Continuing Education

Continuing education is a learning process that allows an individual to acquire knowledge and skills. This type of training concerns those who have completed their initial training and have mostly entered the workforce.

ISEN offers professional certifications focused on state-of-the-art business skills. They are aimed at professionals who wish to quickly face the needs generated by the evolutions of their profession, to acquire an expertise in a targeted field or to accompany the strategy of their company.

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA - Cisco) certifications
  • TensorFlow
  • National Instrument Certification
  • AWS Development (Amazon Web Service)
  • CAPM® from the Project Management Institute (PMI)


ISEN also offers tailor-made training programs. We advise and support our beneficiaries upstream in the design and implementation of these operational skills-oriented programs:

  • expertise and excellence of ISEN's teacher-researchers
  • an innovative, open and collaborative learning environment
  • a dedicated project team, close to your concerns, to co-construct your customized training program
Project management

Validation of Acquired Experience (VAE)

Add value to the experience you've acquired in the field?
Obtain an engineering diploma or Bachelor's degree accrediting your skills?
Validation of Acquired Experience is for you!

Why choose VAE?

VAE enables you to obtain, in whole or in part, a diploma, title or certificate of professional qualification, by validating the skills you have built up and acquired through your work experience. All types of experience are eligible: professional, associative, voluntary...
It's a real springboard for boosting professional development, developing employability and career prospects, or simply boosting self-esteem!

Who can benefit from ISEN Méditerranée's VAE program?

VAE at ISEN is open to all, whatever the age or professional status of the candidate: employee, job seeker or individual with accumulated experience. The only requirement is a minimum of 1 year's professional experience relevant to the content of the engineering diploma.

What are the steps, costs and time involved in obtaining an ISEN diploma through VAE?

The 1st stage is an individual positioning interview, after which the candidate must complete Booklet 1, an administrative file, to verify the conditions for taking up the program. Based on this information, the commission will decide whether or not the application is admissible. If the process can be pursued, the next step is to complete Booklet 2, which consists of writing the dossier de validation des acquis de l'expérience. This dossier focuses on the presentation of the candidate's experience and the associated evidence in relation to the diploma. Once the dossier has been drafted, the candidate must submit it and defend it before a jury. The jury will either pronounce total validation and award the diploma, or partial validation and specify an additional training course to obtain the missing skills. It takes between 6 and 12 months of preparation to obtain the diploma, but this depends on the pace and availability of each individual.

Does ISEN offer support for this delicate and demanding process?

Yes, without any obligation to validate the entire diploma. This being said, a methodical and organized structuring of the booklet N°2 is essential to maximize its capacity to bring the proof of its competences before the jury. We offer pragmatic and efficient solutions in an individualized course.

When to start VAE? Is there a new school year?

There is no specific starting date. At ISEN, a VAE can be considered at any time. It is however necessary to take stock of one's professional project.
All these elements are largely detailed during the individual interview with the candidate.

What kind of financial support is available?

There are several possible financing options, depending on the context, to support a VAE.

Céline Truchi

Would you like more information?

Contact Céline Truchi, Corporate Relations and Continuing Education Development Manager