CAP Vehicle maintenance option a
Passenger cars | rncp19118

1st year on the initial route
Apprenticeship possible in 2nd year

The CAP is accessible in the initial year and can be pursued in the second year as an initial or apprenticeship.

The primary activities of this technician are to:

  • perform periodic and corrective maintenance operations
  • participate in the diagnosis of vehicles
  • Receive and return the vehicle
  • participate in the organization of maintenance.

In all of his or her activities, the holder of the certificate of professional competence in vehicle maintenance must :

  • to be part of the quality and commercial approach of his company
  • Respect the rules of the "Health - Safety - Environment" (HSE) management system by ensuring the preservation of the health and safety of people, property and the environment
  • Respect the time limits, instructions and procedures in force in the company.

He (she) intervenes in the field of maintenance of private cars

Target audience & Prerequisites

  • Young people from 16 to 29 years old or even 35 years old according to conditions.
  • For children under 15 years of age, they must have completed the Common Base of Competencies.
  • To have the 3rd level, young people holding an equivalent diploma or higher.


Conditions of access

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

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: 2 years │ 490 hours of training per year
  • Internship : 6 weeks

Apprenticeship training :

  • Duration: 2 years │ 490 hours of training per year
  • Alternation : 1 sem. in a company | 1 sem. in a training center
  • Cost : 9401€ 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

Sectors of activity :

The holder of the certificate of vocational aptitude for vehicle maintenance (MV) is required to perform his service activity in all areas of vehicle maintenance:

  • in companies that depend on manufacturers' networks
  • in companies that process all makes of vehicles
  • in the maintenance departments of transport companies
  • in fleet maintenance services.
Type of jobs available:
  • vehicle mechanic, repairman, garage owner.

Indicators of success:

Number of participants 6
Passes Exam 6
Chess Exam
Abandonments during the course of the journey 0
Integration into the workforce upon graduation 2

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.

Program :

Blocks of professional skills
Block 1 : Preparation of a maintenance intervention

Vehicle knowledge
Maintenance organization
Vehicle reception and return
Prevention, Health, Environment

Block 2 : Carrying out interventions on vehicles

The motorization system
The transmission system
The braking system
The ground connection system
The body and upholstery system
The electrical and steering systems
The comfort and safety system
The pollution system

Blocks of general skills
Block 1 : French - History-geography - Moral and civic education

►Enter into oral exchange: listen, react, express yourself.

►Entering the written exchange: reading, analyzing, writing.

►To become a competent and critical reader.

►Confronting knowledge and values to build cultural identity.

►Apprehend the diversity of societies and the richness of cultures

►Represent the situation studied in time and space.

►Raising, classifying and prioritizing information contained in a document according to given criteria

►Acquire a citizen's approach based on one's daily environment.

Block 2 : Mathematics - Physical chemistry

► Search, retrieve, and organize information.

► Propose, select, and execute a method of resolution.

► Experimenting

► Criticize a result with argumentation

► Report on an approach

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, practical work

Theoretical courses take place in unmarked rooms. Professional software of car maintenance: workshop doc, workshop costing...

The professional subjects take place on technical platforms (workshops) equipped with equipment and tools specific to vehicle maintenance (lifting devices such as scissor lifts, tool boxes, air extractors, rolling jacks, tire changers, balancing machines, diagnostic tools - (KTS BOSH/CLIPS RENAULT/DMS PEUGEOT), front axle geometry devices.

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 CAP tests at the end of the final year.

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.
Course phases and individualized case studies are validated by the referent trainer through collaborative work in small groups.
The practical phases are evaluated individually by the referent trainer who records the results in a portfolio of skills.
Supervised time on TD and TP are also provided to prepare the title.
A computer room is available for the constitution of the internship and activity report in the company, necessary for the passage of the CAP MV

This form was updated on January 16, 2023