Last update : 25.05.2023

External training

It is delivered by a training body within the company or in external premises.

Types of providers:

  • Training body = training provider with a ministerial authorisation to manage a training body.
  • Supplier-trainer = a company which is a "supplier of materials or services", that delivers training related to these materials or services. As its core business is not training, it is exempt from the ministerial authorisation.
  • Trainer from the parent company = trainer considered as an external trainer as he/she is not an employee of the company.

Structured internal training

It is delivered by an employee of the company who is an occasional trainer, on a specific date and for a specified length of time, either within the company or in external premises

It involves all or some of the company's staff with a minimum of two participants.

Example: the workshop supervisor explains new security legislation to his or her team.

Internal training "On-the-job training"

This training is specific to the workstation. It is delivered by an employee at different times, and involves one trainer and one participant at the same time.

Example: 2 hours of training one day, 3 hours another, at the participant's or trainer's desk/work area.

Depending on the employees targeted by this training format, there are three types of "on-the-job" internal training:

  • "Skills update" on-the-job training: covers the full training course for a person to maintain his or her ability to continue in his/her job.
  • "New hires" on-the-job training: covers the full training course for the integration of a new recruit.
  • "Internal transfers" on-the-job training: covers the full training course for a member of staff transferred to a new department.

For each training type, the attendance list must specify all of the training topics covered each day.

The maximum eligible lengths of training courses for on-the-job training are set at 80 hours for the trainee and 40 hours for the internal trainer(s).

Example: for a new recruit on-the-job training of 60 hours, a maximum of 30 hours are eligible for the trainer.

Co-funding of on-the-job training is exclusively reserved for unqualified employees and for employees whose diploma bears no relation to their work.


E-learning constitutes a learning method which uses information and communication technologies and can be applied to various training topics.