Course Details

  • If you currently work within the motor industry and want to prove your competence as a mechanical and electrical trim technician (MET), this IMI award will give you the necessary official certification and accreditation.

    Linked with the Panel and Paint course on the Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) scheme, your assessment will focus on a few core areas of body work on a vehicle, including removing and refitting the trim on a door, removing and refitting a door lock (including fittings and components) and removing and refitting a headlamp assembly.

    You’ll also need to fully remove a bumper cover, including any associated lamps and fittings and then refit it correctly and securely. When you complete the assessment you’ll receive an IMI Awards ATA accreditation, which lasts for three years, and a place on their Professional Register.

  • You should have a relevant industrial qualification to take this short course, or have at least three years’ experience working in the motoring sector.

  • Each unit of the qualification will be assessed via practical work and demonstrations and you’ll also have to complete an online test.

  • This qualification will help you further develop your knowledge and abilities working the industry, demonstrating your current competence and skill and helping you to advance your career in the automotive sector.

    You’ll also have the opportunity to continue your training and take the Senior MET Technician accreditation with us at The Manchester College.

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  • The cost of this short course is currently £200.00.

    Depending on your circumstances, there may be opportunities for a reduction in your course fees or funding options to help you pay. Our dedicated finance page explains all the different types of funding available, from bursaries and benefit support, to grants and loans.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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