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Management and processing grants for continuing training

Companies have access to various types of grants and subsidies for training. The IMH has over 14 years of experience in managing subsidies for companies, such as: FORCEM, HOBETUZ, FTFE, BASQUE GOVERNMENT.

At present, there are two main channels for financing training given by companies to their workers:

  1. Organisation of training subsidies from the Department of Education, Universities and Research at the Basque Regional Government. These are managed by HOBETUZ
  2. The State System of Social Security Credits. Managed by the Tripartite Foundation for Training in Work (FTFE).


Order of 22nd of October 2009.


  • Aimed at: Companies with a workforce of 35 or more and groups of companies with a total of 50 or more workers who are carrying out training in the workplace in the Basque Country. An analysis will be made of companies with fewer workers to establish exceptional cases. Only the company can apply for and use the grants.

  • Aim of the grant: To develop strategic training aimed at workers in the company in order to improve their skills and qualifications. By strategic is meant training directly related to the company project, and which can be supported by a needs analysis. They are not compatible with any other type of help that companies may be receiving for the same action.

This help complements that given by the State Credit System. It is allocated according to the amount of Credits the company has taken. Unused Credits will be discounted from the subsidies from the Department of Education, Universities and Research of the Basque Regional Government.

What does the IMH offer?

Starting from the company training plan:

  • A training plan is made for presentation to Hobetuz, conforming to requirements for the application.

  • The application memory is prepared.

  • Management and teaching the training course

  • The memory justifying the training is prepared.

Further information:


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Managed by the Tripartite Foundation for Training in Work (FTFE). Order TAS 2307/2007 of 27 of July.

  • Aimed at: Companies with workplaces in Spain who run training courses for their workers and earmark part of their Social Security payments for vocational training activities. Companies must also be up-to-date on their Social Security and Tax payments.

  • Amounts available: Each company has an amount as credit. Companies who earmark part of their Social Security payments for vocational training have an amount calculated by an allowance percentage applied to the amount the company has received for vocational training in the previous year, depending on the size of the workforce. The Credit allocated to each company acts to limit the credits that can be applied.

  • Annual Credit for Continuing Training: Amount received the previous year for Vocational Training x Credit

% Credit:

For 6 to 9 workers 100%

For 10 to 49 workers 75%

For 50 to 249 workers 60%

Over 250 workers 50%

In companies with 1 to 5 workers 420 euros


Companies have two channels to access the help:

  • Companies with credits: The company itself manages the help, either directly with the FTFE, or by employing a specialist company or institution

  • Group of companies: This is two or more companies joining in order to manage their continuing training jointly. The grouping may consist of the companies only, in which case one of them has to become the organiser, or a third party can become the organiser.

The main functions of the organiser are: coordinating training, communicating the start and end of training, custody of documentation.

The PROCESS for APPLYING the CREDITS is as follows:

se expresa el proceso que deben seguir las empresas para bonificar sus cursos



Informing of the start of the group. At least 7 calendar days before the start date. The following information is required:

Name, length and basic content
Teaching methods
Number of participants forecast
Tax ID, name of the company giving the training
Dates, times and place where taught
Companies taking part

  • Giving training. The FTFE requires daily attendance as part of the training, and an assessment questionnaire for the quality of training (using the FTFE's own model). At the end of the course, each participant must be presented with a diploma (the official model), which must be signed for.

  • Informing of the end of the group. Once training has finished, the group is wound up, and the following information provided:

List of participants. (75% attendance throughout the course).
Total cost of training and maximum cost allowable
Amount and month in which the credit is applied.

  • Credits. These can be applied from the payment bulletin for when the group is wound up.

What does the IMH offer?

Since the system started up, the IMH has acted as an organising body, enabling companies to receive credits for all training for their employees.

The IMH undertakes to carry out procedures required by the Tripartite Foundation, communicate, manage training, issue the required documentation, calculate credits, etc.

Companies can become part of a Group of companies, for whom the IMH acts as an organiser so that they can benefit from the help.

Further information: FTFE...

Related documents:

  • Guía para PYMEs sobre la Gestión de la Formación Continua y el Sistema de Bonificaciones (Documento de la FTFE) Guide for SMEs relative to Management of Continuing Training and Subsidy system (Document of the FTFE)