The CNED at the service of all success stories

In a connected and evolving world, the CNED's mission is to ensure that everyone, whatever their situation, has the means to succeed at school and at work.
The CNED is committed to providing each one of us, whatever our situation, with the resources required for success in education and in our professional lives.

A two-fold assignment, education and training

Being the French-Education public provider of distance learning, the CNED ensures that pupils who cannot physically attend classes for whatever reason can continue to have access to education. It is also there to support adults who wish to embark on a training programme.

  • Accessibility: to enable everyone, regardless of location or situation, to receive distance education.
  • Success: to accompany people towards the fulfilment of their project (obtaining a diploma, finding a job, changing jobs, etc.).
  • Social utility: to provide effective education and training for all to ensure individual success and professional integration.

An operator at the service of public education and training policies

A committed player working alongside the French Ministry for National Education and Youth, CNED-Académie Numérique offers several online services for schools and pupils :

Languages and digital schooling : online facilities for learning English (English for Schools) and German (Deutsch Für Schulen) in elementary and primary schools.

Jules: a digital companion for middle school students to help with homework.

MaSpéMaths : an online revision platform for the mathematics speciality in Première class (Year 12 or 11th grade).

A key player in extending the international influence of the French language

With nearly 20,000 enrolments world-wide, the CNED is the leading provider of lifelong learning in Europe and the French‑speaking world. It provides services for everyone, whether in France or abroad and whatever their nationality. It gives them the opportunity to follow distance and online learning courses in French secondary or higher education, in addition to initial or professional training courses. The CNED actively participates in European and international cooperation
for the development of distance learning and digital solutions in education.

A training organisation at the service of success for all

The CNED ensures access for all to education and training for individual success and integration into professional life.
It is committed to social promotion and contributes to access to lifelong learning for the most socially and economically vulnerable sectors of society (restarting secondary education, higher education, preparation for competitive entry exams for civil service jobs or teaching positions, professional training).