Course Details

  • This familiarisation day will give you an understanding of the different IMI accreditations including:
    • Senior panel technician
    • Senior paint technician
    • Senior MET technician
    • Air con refrigerant handling
    • AOM 009 Resistance Spot Welding (BS1140) and MAG welding (BS4872)

    IMI Accreditation is a practical, non-academic way to demonstrate individual capability, providing independent proof of current competence, knowledge and skills.

    Focused on the Light Vehicle area of the automotive sector, IMI Accreditation encompasses everyone within this area, from individuals working directly on vehicles to those advising customers or managing a dealership. Three different types of accreditation reflect the diverse range of roles within the motor industry: Technical, Customer Facing and Management.

    Accreditation typically takes just one day to achieve (depending on the specific route), with individuals assessed against industry-agreed standards. Each accreditation route is designed using best practice techniques, and offers multiple career development options for a specific job role.

  • There are no formal entry requirements.

  • There are no formal assessments for this course.

  • IMI Accreditation was created to help the motor industry keep on top of constant, rapid changes in technology, legislation and working methods, by encouraging and measuring the current competence, knowledge and ability of those working within it. By providing proof of current competence, IMI Accreditation benefits both individuals and their employers.

    Those gaining accreditation receive:

    • An IMI Accredited certificate
    • Inclusion on IMI Professional Register
    • Industry-wide recognition of their skills and abilities
    • Confidence
    • Advice and guidance for development
    • An opportunity for career progression

    While the employer of an accredited individual benefits from:

    • Confidence in the individual’s ability
    • Eligibility for British Standard/DVSA requirements (depending on routes)
    • Increased customer visibility on the IMI Professional Register
    • Higher work output and fewer mistakes
    • Public confidence in abilities

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  • If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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  • Do you have a burning question about this course, or would you like to know more about the qualification you’ll receive and how it will help your career?
    Our course enquiries team is on hand to help you understand any details and answer any questions – whether it’s about applying for the course or finding out about finance. Just get in touch here!

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