BAC PRO Vehicle Maintenance Option A: Passenger Cars| rncp19117
1st year on the initial route
Apprenticeship possible in 2nd year

The primary activities of this technician are to:

- carry out periodic and corrective maintenance operations;
- perform diagnostics on vehicles;
- receive and return the vehicle;
- participate in the organization of maintenance.

Carried out within the framework of a maintenance and service approach, its action implies a behavior aiming at quality objectives in the individual work and within the team.

In all his activities, the holder of the professional baccalaureate vehicle maintenance Option A must :

- to be part of the quality and commercial approach of the company;
- to be involved in the "Health - Safety - Environment" management system by respecting the rules for the preservation of health and safety of people, goods and the environment;
- to respect the time limits, instructions and procedures in force in the company

Vehicle maintenance is constantly evolving (regulations, work organization methods, technologies, etc.). Consequently, the holder of the vocational baccalaureate in vehicle maintenance must be able to regularly update his/her skills. He/she must integrate the knowledge acquired through continuous training into his/her professional practice.

Target audience & Prerequisites

3-year baccalaureate: young people who have completed their 3rd year
2-year baccalaureate: young person from a vocational second year in the same field
1-year baccalaureate: young person who has completed a first professional year in the same field

For the 2-year or 1-year baccalaureate, other possibilities studied on a case-by-case basis and subject to exemption


Conditions of access

Admission after study of the application and interview for initial or apprenticeship training, final admission upon signature of the apprenticeship or professionalization contract for apprenticeship training

The training is available throughout the school year subject to a study of the academic file.

Training accessible to people with disabilities after a personalized study of the necessary accommodations.

Training is also available in a modified and/or lighter course for holders of an equivalent diploma in another specialty.

Duration and cost of the training

Initial training :

  • Duration: 3 years │ 490 hours of training per year
  • Internship : 22 weeks

Apprenticeship training :

  • Duration: 3 years │ 1850 hours of training over 3 years
  • Alternation : 1 sem. in a company | 1 sem. in a training center
  • Cost : 10840€ paid by the OPCO. Remainder to be paid by the apprentice: 0€.

Duration and alternation are indicative and can be adjusted according to the company's needs and the learner's prerequisites.

Opportunities, professions, jobs

The contents and pedagogical objectives are in accordance with the National Education referential.

Access is individualized and personalized according to the results of the positioning phase.

Professional and technological field

System analysis and performance control
Measurement and analysis
Company knowledge
Vehicle intervention
Customer relations

General areas

General culture and expression
Physics and chemistry
Foreign language: English

Program :

Sectors of activity :

The vocational bachelor in vehicle maintenance carries out his service activity in all sectors of the maintenance of private cars

The holder of this professional baccalaureate can intervene :

- in companies that depend on manufacturers' networks;
- in companies that handle all makes of vehicles;
- in the maintenance departments of transport companies;
- in the maintenance departments of vehicle fleets.


Type of jobs available:

car mechanic, garage owner, technical controller, tuner


Further study:

BTS maintenance and after-sales automotive

Pedagogical and technical means :

The training takes place in our technical workshops dedicated to the automotive industry.

Provision of pedagogical documents, case studies, role plays and practical work.

Theoretical courses take place in unmarked rooms. Professional software of automobile maintenance: workshop doc, workshop costing...
The professional subjects take place on technical platforms (workshops) equipped with material and tools specific to the maintenance of vehicles (lifting devices such as scissor bridges, toolboxes, air extractor, jacks, tire changers, balancing machines, diagnostic tools - (KTS BOSH/CLIPS RENAULT/DMS PEUGEOT), devices of geometry of the front train.

A computer room equipped with 14 PCs is available for technological research.

A "classic" classroom is also used when necessary.

Evaluation methods

Learning is measured throughout the course and a skills log is written.

The evaluation of satisfaction is carried out at the end of the course

The diploma is validated by passing the BAC exams at the end of the senior year.

Indicators of success:

Number of participants 22
Passes Exam 19
Chess Exam
Abandonments during the course of the journey 0
Integration into the workforce upon graduation 11

Find all the indicators of our training courses on the INSERJEUNES website

Based in Sury-le-Comtal, in the heart of the Forez plain and an employment area in line with the training courses offered, the CFA Sainte-Claire is easily accessible from all over the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region thanks to the important interurban transport network of the Loire.

You will follow your training in the heart of 4500m² of technical platforms for professional teaching, the CFA also has a boarding school of 84 places which can welcome young people coming from all over France and a catering service morning-morning-evening of self-service type and cafeteria.

Monitoring arrangements:

The course is based on teaching methods centered on individualization.

We choose a pedagogical strategy that aims to :

To individualize the courses by proposing to each person a personalized course,
To develop autonomy by making our trainees actors of their learning,
To develop the technological culture, by integrating all the components, including those related to the safety on the workstation,
To develop attitudes, methods and professional rigor.
The course phases and individualized case studies are validated by the trainer through collaborative work in small groups.
The practical work phases are evaluated individually by the trainer, who records the results in a portfolio of skills.
Supervised time for practical work is also provided to prepare for the diploma.
A computer room is available for the preparation of the internship and activity report in the company, which is required for the diploma.

This form was updated on January 16, 2023