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Training 2000’s IMI accredited Automotive Training Centre is widely recognised as a leading provider of skills training and accreditation to the motor vehicle and repair industry.

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The training centre offers a clean, modern, multi-functional learning environment incorporating spacious workshops with the latest technology and a suite of interactive training classrooms. All workshops are designed and equipped to provide a wide range of practical ‘real life’ training programmes to ensure you stay ahead of latest advancements in the industry. Our highly experienced Automotive specialists will provide you with the highest standard of quality training in your chosen vocation and will ensure you are equipped with the essential knowledge and skills.

Training and assessments range from IMI Accreditation (ATA) preparation courses through to IMI training in MET, Panel/Body Repair, Paint/Refinishing, Vehicle Damage Assessor (VDA), F-Gas/Air Conditioning and Smart Repair Techniques. Bespoke training programmes can also be designed and delivered to meet your specific requirements and certain types of training can be offered at a location to suit your needs (subject to facilities and equipment available).

We also specialise in delivering automotive Apprenticeship programmes and understand the need for highly skilled and dedicated individuals to continuously drive the Motor Vehicle Industry forward. The following Apprenticeships are delivered in our Automotive Training Centre: Light Vehicle and Heavy Vehicle Mechanics, Auto Electrical, Body Repair, Paint/Refinishing and Vehicle Parts Distribution.

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Light Vehicle MOT Annual CPD and Assessment

3 hours

£90 + VAT

This CPD (continued professional development) will enable you to complete the requirements of the annual training subjects as specified each year by DVSA and includes both the annual training eLearning content AND the mandatory annual assessment.

Completing both the annual CPD and passing the annual assessment is required each year to maintain nominated tester status

Vehicle Damage Assessor (VDA)

IMI Accreditation / Reaccreditation (ATA)

Who is the VDA route for?

The IMI Accreditation Vehicle Damage Assessor (VDA) route is intended for individuals whose job role involves the estimating of vehicle damage repairs which are involved in accidents or similar incident circumstances.

There is one level of job role within IMI Accreditation VDA, these are: –

The individual should be working in the accident repair sector of the industry and have at least three years’ experience to ensure they are familiar with the skills, knowledge and techniques required to determine the vehicle damage, identify the correct safe repair method to return the vehicle back to its pre accident condition.

Panel Senior Technician

IMI Accreditation / Reaccreditation (ATA)

AOM009 is a pre-requisite of this course

Who is the Panel route for?

The IMI Accreditation Panel route is intended for technicians whose job role involves the repair of vehicles typically involved in accidents or similar incident circumstances.

The Senior Technician should be working in the accident repair sector of the industry and have at least three years’ experience to ensure they are familiar with the skills, knowledge and techniques required to repair & replace body components, including returning vehicle alignment to manufacturer specification and rectifying bodyshell faults. Please note this accreditation includes the AOM030 Welded panel section MAG/MIG/Braze/Bond/Rivet.

Panel Technician

IMI Accreditation / Reaccreditation (ATA)

The Technician should be working in the accident repair sector of the industry and have at least two years’ experience to ensure they are familiar with the skills, knowledge and techniques required to repair & replace body components, such as vehicle body panels and their associated parts.

Met Senior Technician

IMI Accreditation/ Reaccreditation (ATA)

The IMI Accreditation MET route is intended for technicians whose job role involves the repair of vehicles typically involved in accidents or similar incident circumstances.

There are two levels of job role within IMI Accreditation MET:

Senior Technician

The technician should be working in the accident repair sector of the industry and ideally have at least three years’ experience to ensure they are familiar with the skills, knowledge and techniques required to replace various components, including returning vehicle systems to manufacturer specification and diagnosing system faults.

Met Technician

IMI Accreditation / Reaccreditation (ATA)

Technician

The technician should be working in the accident repair sector of the industry and ideally have at least two years’ experience to ensure they are familiar with the skills, knowledge and techniques required to remove & refit or replace various components such as mechanical items and trim.

Paint Senior Technician

IMI Accreditation / Reaccreditation (ATA)

Who is the Paint route for?

The IMI Accreditation Paint route is intended for technicians whose job role involves the repair of vehicles typically involved in accidents or similar incident circumstances.

There are two levels of job roles within IMI Accreditation Paint, these are: –

Senior Technician should be working in the accident repair sector of the industry and have at least three years’ experience to ensure they are familiar with the skills, knowledge and techniques required to give a fault free finish for both the preparation of panels (existing and new) and the finishing of panels to match exist vehicle paint.

Paint Technician

IMI Accreditation/ Reaccreditation (ATA)

Technician should be working in the accident repair sector of the industry and have at least two years’ experience to ensure they are familiar with the skills, knowledge and techniques required for the preparation of panels (existing) and to give a fault free finish.

Level 1 Award in Electric Vehicle Awareness

Who is it suitable for?

This VRQ has been designed for people (including paramedics and sales staff), who may encounter high voltage vehicles and who require an awareness of their hazards

Level 2 Award in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Operation and Maintenance BSI10125

Who is it suitable for?

This VRQ is designed for technicians who maintain and repair electric vehicles. It contains the knowledge required to work safely around a vehicle’s high & low voltage electrical system and electric drive train system, whilst carrying out repairs or maintenance. On completion of this qualification, technicians will have gained knowledge of both low and high voltage technologies and an understanding of their dangers.

Level 3 Award in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Repair & Replacement BSI10125

Who is it suitable for?

This VRQ is for technicians who maintain hybrid vehicles and the hybrid system itself. It contains the knowledge and skills required to work safely in and around the vehicle’s hybrid system.

On completion of this qualification (containing two units), technicians will be able to practically demonstrate that they have the knowledge and skills required for repairing vehicles with high voltage hybrid technologies.

A0M009

IMI Accreditation Resistance Spot Welding (BS1140) MAG Welding (BS4872)

This module covers the welding requirement for IMI Accreditation and is a prerequisite for candidates wishing to achieve IMI Accreditation Panel Technician / Senior Technician. The certification must be ‘current’ (issued within the last two years), and must be quality assured by an Awarding Organisation that is recognised by the IMI.

AOM028

IMI Accreditation Welded Panel/ Section Spot/MAG/Bond/ Rivet

This module is about the replacement of a welded section within the construction of a vehicle bodyshell.

The candidate will be required to cut a specified section from a welded panel (i.e. a sill section) without causing damage to other vehicle systems or the vehicle structure. The candidate will cut a section from a new panel and replace the section into the vehicle body using techniques such as spot welding, MAG welding, bonding and riveting.

The candidate must be able to ‘dress’ the welds to a finish where the repaired section is ready to accept body filler to a depth of no more than 2mm. The candidate must access the correct repair information / specification and use this information to carry out the repair to the vehicle bodyshell.

AOM030

IMI Accreditation Welded Panel/ Section MAG/MIG/Braze/Bond/Rivet

This module is about the replacement of a welded section within the construction of a vehicle bodyshell. The candidate will be required to cut a specified section from a welded panel (i.e. a sill section) without causing damage to other vehicle systems or the vehicle structure.

The candidate will cut a section from a new panel and replace the section into the vehicle body using techniques such as spot welding, MAG welding, bonding and riveting, and through the technique of MIG Braze. The candidate must be able to ‘dress’ the welds to a finish where the repaired section is ready to accept body filler to a depth of no more than 2mm.

The candidate must access the correct repair information / specification and use this information to carry out the repair to the vehicle bodyshell.

AOM 133

Bonding and Mechanical Fastenings Following Research Repair Methods

This unique module covers the replacement of a panel section which is secured by adhesive / bonding and mechanical fastenings. It has been developed so that technicians can prove their capability in following researched repair methods, to carry out modern joining techniques and meet the criteria relating to BS10125.

The module also assesses technicians’ ability to follow a researched repair method to remove existing bonded and mechanically fixed panels, apply blind rivets, self-piercing rivets, flow form rivets and use structural adhesives in conjunction with a reinforcement plate.

F-Gas

L3 Award in Automotive Refrigerant Handling (EC842-2006)

This Defra-approved qualification offers a single unit solution that provides experienced automotive Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) technicians with evidence that they meet the minimum F-gas requirement (EC842/2006 AND ANNEX EC307/2008)

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