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Educational background in vocational high school

Verified 18 September 2019 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Accessible after 3e, the vocational high school enables young people to acquire general and professional knowledge and skills. The training is carried out within a school framework, but also includes periods of training in enterprises. The vocational high school prepares diplomas allowing the insertion in the professional life, but also the continuation of studies.

The vocational high school is accessible after class of 3e..

It allows a student to prepare:

  • a certificate of professional competence (CAP) in 2 years,
  • a bachelor's degree in 3 years.

Please note

such training may also be carried out alternately through learning..

These courses are conducted within a school framework and also include periods of training in a professional environment, usually in a company.

At the beginning of the school year, the vocational high school organizes reception and integration days, to mark the entrance to the high school and the professional path.

Admission is made on file after the opinion of the class council of 3e..

Course of education

The CAP prepares in 2 years and attests to a level V qualification..

FYI  

students can benefit from an adaptation of the duration of the training according to their background and knowledge.

There are many specialties of CAP (about 200) in various fields.

The training shall include:

  • technological and vocational education according to the chosen specialty,
  • general education (e.g. French, history-geography or language),
  • one professional training period (between 12 and 14 weeks).

Part of the training can be done abroad.

The assessment for graduation is carried out throughout the course of the training, including in-training examinations (CCF). Exit tests are also planned.

The diploma allows a professional integration, but also a continuation of studies.

Personalized orientation interview

In 1mother year of CAP, the head teacher conducts a personalized orientation interview with the student. It allows to make an individualized assessment of his course and to envisage with him the continuation of his training.

This interview allows, if necessary, to program educational and pedagogical measures to avoid dropping out of school or leaving the school system without qualification.

Continued studies

After obtaining a CAP, the student may decide to continue his/her training.

  • Professional Bachelor :: admission to the first job is possible on request of the family and after the opinion of the class council. The student then prepares a specialty in line with the one of the CAP he obtained.
  • One-year further training :: additional statement (MC) or complementary local initiative training (LIFE) in the continuity of the CAP obtained.
  • Patent of crafts (BMA) :: in the field of art crafts, possible depending on the specialty obtained.
  • Professional Patent (BP) :: prepares in 2 years only by apprenticeship, to deepen professional techniques. You need to find a partner company and sign up for an apprentice training center (CFA) to obtain this degree.

Admission in 2from is made after the advice of the class of 3eor after a CAP or after a 2from general or technological.

Course of education

The professional baccalaureate prepares in 3 years and attests a professional specialty of a level IV qualification..

During this training, the student passes an intermediate professional degree (CAP or BEP: titleContent).

There are about 90 professional baccalaureate specialties.

The training shall include:

  • teaching based on professional techniques according to the chosen specialty,
  • general education (e.g. French, history-geography or language),
  • one professional training period (between 12 and 26 weeks distributed throughout the training),
  • personalized support, in the form of support work or deepening or even guidance assistance.

The training consists of a class of 2from, a 1re and a professional terminal.

Part of the training can be done abroad.

Evaluation for graduation is carried out throughout the training with in-training controls (CCF), except in class of 2from.. Exit tests are also planned.

The diploma obtained allows a professional integration but also the continuation of studies.

FYI  

BEP is a degree passed in the course of the professional baccalaureate. This intermediate degree is part of the course, but is not compulsory. It attests to the acquisition of professional skills.

Personalized orientation interview

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The head teacher conducts an interview with the student. It is an opportunity to make an individualized assessment of his career and to consider with him the continuation of his training.

This interview allows, if necessary, to program educational and pedagogical measures to avoid dropping out of school or leaving the school system without qualification.

First

The interview allows to study the specific conditions for access to a section of senior technicians (STS) or a university institute of technology (IUT). It may also refer to future conditions of professional integration.

Terminal

The interview specifies the requirements for access to a Senior Technician Section (STS) or University Institute of Technology (UTI).

Continued studies

After the baccalaureate, the student can continue his studies in various courses, including:

  • Additional term (MC) :: accessible on file, she prepares in 1 year in professional high school or apprentice training center (CFA).
  • Local Initiative Complementary Training (LPIF) :: prepares in 1 year in a vocational high school and allows to obtain a certificate or a school certificate (which is not a national diploma).
  • Senior Technician Certificate (TSB) :: the student who obtained his/her professional baccalaureate with good or very good is admitted in BTS of the same field at the next re-entry. Registration is done by travsup platform..
  • University degree :: prepares in 3 years at the university after graduation. Some universities offer upgrades to students with a bachelor's degree. Registration is done by travsup platform..

FYI  

after obtaining a university degree, the student will be able to continue his or her studies by enrolling in a professional master..