Eligibility criteria

  • 2 years management experience in a public hospital or 4 years experience as a public hospital employee.
  • Acceptance in the examination for the Director of a Health, Welfare and care establishment.

Examination organised by: Centre National de Gestion (national management centre)

Contacts

Françoise PASQUIER-ETIENNE
Tel : +33 (0) 1 77 35 62 62
E-mail : francoise.etienne@sante.gouv.fr

Marie-Françoise VEDRENNE
Tel : +33 (0) 1 77 35 62 61
E-mail : marie-francoise.vedrenne@sante.gouv.fr

Application procedure

For the 6-month accelerated course applicants must have the equivalent of a masters degree

Written exam

Prepare an executive summary on a general subject (4 hours / coefficient 2).
Write an essay on a subject of topical interest selected from one of three set topics (4 hours – coefficient 1).

Oral exam

An interview with members of the selection committee (30 minutes, coefficient 3):

  • Presentation of the candidate’s career and reason for applying for the course
  • Presentation of a current affairs theme (15 minutes) followed by discussion with the selection committee (15 min).

Other candidates: Full 12-month course

Written exam

Prepare an executive summary on a general subject (4 hours / coefficient 2).
Write about 4 issues in the news (4 hours – coefficient 1)

Oral exam

A conversation with the members of the selection board (30 minutes, coefficient 3):

  • Presentation candidate’s career and reason for applying for the course
  • Presentation of a current affairs theme (15 minutes) followed by discussion with the selection committee (15 min).

Examination procedure: Order of 22 January 2008 (rtf, 26 kb)

Last opening of competitive entrance exam: Order of 30 november 2009 (pdf, 698 kb)

Where to prepare for the preparatory course examinations?

LILLE – Aymara Formations
Tel : +33 (0) 3 28 52 95 30 – E-mail : contact@aymara.fr

PARIS – Centre National Expertise Hospitalier (CNEH)
Tel : +33 (0) 1 41 17 15 66 – E-mail : catherine.joulain@cneh.fr

PARIS – Centre de Formation Technique et Administrative (CFTA)
Tel : +33 (0) 1 42 16 07 68 – E-mail : anne_catherine.garcia@dfc.aphp.fr

PARIS – Europe Management santé
Tel : +33 (0) 1 49 66 22 51 – E-mail : direction@em-sante.com

If you are unable to attend the courses organised by these bodies you should contact a body that prepares candidates for category A written report and general knowledge examination in your area or take a course run by the CNED (Centre National d’Enseignement à Distance – National Distance Learning Centre).

Preparatory course timetable

Full-length courses: October to September.
Accelerated courses: January to mid-June.

The EHESP provides courses suitable for candidates with a wide variety of qualifications and experience. Each student has a tutor from the time he starts a course to monitor his progress. Courses are given by an educational team (pdf, 32 kb) comprised of in-house and external lecturers.

Full-length course students:

  • Introductory lessons
  • Basic principles
  • Specialisation: specific courses depending on the options selected
  • Mixed topic courses regardless of the option selected (general knowledge, languages, etc)

Accelerated course students:

Accelerated course students do not follow the courses on basic principles but receive tuition in the basics of the main specialisations.

Regular written and oral assessments are used to monitor the progress of students with respect to the learning objectives defined in the training reference (pdf, 26 kb).

The teaching programme (pdf, 20 kb) is based on experience acquired over the past number of years. It is updated by the programme manager according to the needs expressed by the teachers and students.

The syllabus (pdf, 20kb) is based on a detailed analysis of the requirements drawn up at the start of the course.

Outputs

  • Passing the entrance examinations (see the statistics – pdf, 11 kb)
  • Attendance certificate

The attendance certificate confirms that the student has taken the course: attendance, entrance examinations prepared, options and hours of presence. It is issued to those students who are recognised as having attended the course by the course manager.

  • Public Administration Diploma

Students taking long courses may register for the Licence d’Administration Publique (LAP – Public Administration Degree) at Rennes 1 University as the preparatory course makes them eligible for this diploma. For some students, registration must be backed up by evidence of professional experience (Validation des Acquis Professionnels (VAP). Co-ordination with Rennes 1 University is managed exclusively by the preparatory course service when students have started the course.

Preparing for the preparatory course examinations

  • Revising for the compulsory second language selected for the examination
  • Monitor current affairs after confirmation of acceptance for the course (for example, drawing up theme folders that will be of use up to the oral examinations)

Contacts

Responsable pédagogique

Morgane LAINEZ

Contact pédagogique

Céline MAILLARD
Tel : +33 (0) 2 99 02 29 58 – E-mail : Celine.Maillard@ehesp.fr

Scolarité

Tél. : +33 (0) 2 99 02 26 02 – E-mail : candidatureprepa@ehesp.fr

Published on 22 January 2010