Professional license – Social intervention: support for specific audiences

Domain: Cultures, territories and plural societies in the Indian Ocean

Course: Supporting people with disabilities

ECTS credits


level of studies
at the end of training

Baccalaureate +3

Teaching locations

Saint-Denis – Moufia Campus

Type of training : Bachelor's degree

Training regime: Continuing training, work-study training

Training summary

The Professional License Social Intervention: support for specific audiences, support course for people with disabilities aims to make the mission of disability representative a profession. The aim is to provide learners with the skills and knowledge necessary to implement the disability policy in a public or private institution and to strengthen the legitimacy of the disability representative by asserting his role within the institution.

Training aims

Acquire, complete, develop the knowledge, skills and expertise necessary to structure, coordinate and implement the disability policy of a public or private organization.

Advise and support a public or private organization in the development of its disability policy.

Acquire tools and techniques for welcoming and supporting people with disabilities in favor of professional integration and continued employment (recruitment, employment, studies, training, etc.).

Advantages of the training

With legislative developments since 2018, a professionalization of the disability referent function is underway. Whether in the private sector or the public sector, the disability representative becomes the preferred contact within the institutions to implement the disability policy. Its role is transversal and requires legitimacy as well as theoretical, empirical and professional skills. This training offers for the first time the possibility of becoming a holder at the national level, giving the winners the title of disability referent. This training therefore helps to make the function of disability representative a profession.

Many people work on the issue of disability and express training needs. In fact, the advisors are not always appointed for their skills but because they are sensitive to disabilities or because they themselves have a disability. The experience of the public sector makes it possible to measure the distance to be covered between the designation and professionalization of disability advisors, key players in the success of an establishment's disability policy. These essential players must benefit from transversal and efficient training to serve as a pivot for their establishment. They must in fact benefit from a positioning that facilitates their transversal action and gives them sufficient legitimacy. Their role is therefore both complex and major in enabling a real policy of inclusion of people with disabilities both in the field of training and in the professional field while respecting the regulatory framework, the specificities of the structure of reception and the needs of people. The training will enable them to adopt, thanks to socio-behavioral and human resources management knowledge and skills, the appropriate professional posture.

Targeted skills

  • Use digital tools (email, business software and Word software, Excel, etc.) to acquire, process, produce and disseminate information as well as to collaborate internally and externally.

  • Identify, select, analyze and synthesize with a critical mind various resources (particularly HR) in your area of ​​specialty to document a subject and synthesize this data with a view to their use (reports, etc.). Knowing how to convince.

  • Easily use the different registers of written and oral expression of the French language. Acquire the first basics of French sign language.

  • Identify and situate the professional fields in relation to the acquired knowledge of the mention: public sector, private sector, medico-social sector, etc. Characterize and promote your skills and your professional project according to a context.

  • Situate your role and mission within an organization to adapt and take initiatives. Know how to identify and assert your professional positioning and posture. Respect the principles of ethics and professional conduct. Work in a team and in a network as well as in autonomy and responsibility in the service of a project. Self-evaluate to improve your practice.

  • Build a response to needs and requests related to disability in a participatory manner (seeking support). Design, implement and coordinate intervention projects in the field of disability.

  • Promote the actors, lead the actions implemented.

Sheet of the National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP)

Summary of lessons by course

The training is 423 hours long and is divided into 6 teaching units associated with 60 ECTS credits:

  • EU 1: Socio-historical approach to disability: towards an inclusive society (8 ECTS). In this EU, the transition from the biomedical model to the socio-environmental model of disability, the socio-cultural contextualization of disability, and social representations of disability will be addressed. At the same time, awareness and communication actions against stigma and discrimination will be presented and finally the ethical and recognition issues to move towards an inclusive society.

  • EU 2: Legislation related to disability (8 ECTS). In this EU, compensation for disability as a right, non-discrimination of people with disabilities, administrative institutions relating to disability and the issue of digital accessibility will be addressed.

  • EU 3: Role and missions of the disability representative (14 ECTS). In this EU, the Declaration of Obligation to employ disabled workers, the HR diagnosis of HR policy on disability, project management, the project and assessment of the disability project and partnerships around disability situations will be discussed.

  • EU 4: Disability referent tools and their implementation (8 ECTS). In this EU, reception and communication techniques, French Sign Language (LSF), Easy to Read and Understand French (FALC), organizations acting on the inclusion of people with disabilities will be addressed. A RETEX seminar with disability representatives working in different sectors will take place.

  • EU 5: Professional dissertation (12 ECTS). In this unit, research methodology, training in and through research and the professional dissertation will be addressed.

  • UE 6: Professional situation (10 ECTS). This EU will target professional practice , : between mediation and intervention, the tutored project and follow-up.

Estimated opening of the training: October 2023


A professional situation lasting 200 hours will take place. It can be done in a fixed or flexible manner

Specific devices

Not concerned

Conditions of access to training

After study of the file, Baccalaureate + 2 level or equivalent

Cost of training: €5 (employer agreement or covered by organization/professionalization contract)

Continuing Studies

The Professional License is a national higher education diploma which confers on its holder the degree of License and pursues a priority objective of professional integration.

Career opportunities

  • Disability representative in the private sector (business associations, etc.)

  • Disability representative in the public sector (state, territorial and hospital civil service)

  • Disability representative in the medico-social sector

  • Facilitator-coordinator for people with disabilities

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