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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)

3 days

£850 + VAT

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.

IMI Accreditation Vehicle Damage Assessor Full Route requires re-accreditation every 3 Years

3 Days – Familiarisation £850 + VAT (Optional)

1 Days – Assessment £490 + VAT

Panel Senior Technician

1 ½ Days

£465.00 + VAT

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.

 

IMI Accreditation Senior Panel Technician Full Route

Requires re-accreditation every 3 years

1 ½ Days – Familiarisation £465.00 + VAT (Optional)

3 Days-Assessment £1130 + VAT

Panel Technician

1 day

£720.00 + VAT

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.

IMI Accreditation Panel Technician Full Route Requires re-accreditation every 3 years

1 Day – Familiarisation £720.00 + VAT (Optional)

2 Day – Assessment £310 + VAT

Met Senior Technician

1 ½ Days

£465.00 + VAT

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.

IMI Accreditation Senior MET Technician Full Route (Qual ref: IMIA-ATA-MET-3-12) Requires re-accreditation every 3 Years

1 ½ Days – Familiarisation £465.00 + VAT (Optional)

2 Days – Assessment £770 + VAT

Met Technician

1 day

£310.00 + VAT

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.

IMI Accreditation MET Technician Full Route Requires re-accreditation every 3 years

1 Day – Familiarisation £310.00 + VAT (Optional)

1 Day – Assessment £405.00+ VAT

Paint Senior Technician

1 Day

£310.00 + VAT

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.

IMI Accreditation Senior Paint Technician Full Route Requires Re-accreditation every 3 years

1 Day – Familiarisation £310.00 + VAT (Optional)

2 Days – Assessment £770 +VAT

Paint Technician

1 day

£310.00 + VAT

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.

IMI Accreditation Paint Technician Full Route Requires Re-accreditation every 3 years

1 Day – Familiarisation £310.00 + VAT (Optional)

1 Day – Assessment £405 +VAT

IMI Level 1 Award in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Awareness

1/2 day

£95.00 + VAT – introductory offer

With the large increase in Hybrid Electric Vehicles and vehicle manufacturers moving away from the dependence of the internal combustion engine, the industry requires awareness of HEV vehicles.

What will I learn?

  • Know about the types of electric vehicles available
  • Understand the hazards around high energy electrical systems
  • Know how to work safely around electric vehicles

Level 2 Award in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Operation and Maintenance BSI10125

1 day

£370 + VAT – this includes registration and certification with the IMI

This level 2 Award is designed for technicians who maintain and repair hybrid technology vehicles (not the actual hybrid system). It contains the knowledge required to work safely around a vehicle’s hybrid system, whilst carrying out repairs or maintenance. On completion of this ‘single unit’ qualification, technicians will have gained knowledge of high voltage hybrid technologies and an understanding of their dangers.

These qualifications could also provide the essential knowledge and skills for members of the emergency services who may attend an accident involving a high voltage hybrid vehicle.

These qualifications are the first of their kind to address hybrid electric vehicles’ technologies. They are required to ensure the safety of technicians working on high voltage hybrid vehicles and meet BSI 10125.

These qualifications were developed as the result of the demand from hybrid vehicle manufacturers for a qualification for their technicians. The IMI, IMI Automotive Skills SSC and manufacturers have developed these qualifications collaboratively.

LEVEL 2

Level 3 Award in Hybrid / Electric Vehicle System Repair And Replacement

2 days

£510 + VAT – this includes registration and certification with the IMI

The content of this qualification has been designed to give the candidate the knowledge and skills required to work safely on Electric/Hybrid vehicles whilst carrying out diagnostic, testing and repair activities. This may include vehicles that may have or had damage to their high energy/electrical system.

It contains two mandatory units EV2.2 and EV3.

EV2.2 covering all of the skills and knowledge from IMI Level 2 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicles Routine  Maintenance Activities and EV3 covering skills in:

  • working safely on an electric/hybrid vehicle
  • using information to carry out the task
  • carrying out repairs on high energy electrical systems
  • Gathering information and making suitable recommendations

As a result, learners successfully completing this qualification will acquire significant core knowledge and skills and the ability remove and replace Electric/Hybrid vehicle high voltage components.

LEVEL 3

A0M009

½ Day- Assessment

£210 + VAT

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

1 Day- Assessment

£310.00 + VAT

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.

  • Follow Health and Safety regulations, correct use of PPE and working guidelines and instructions.
  • 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 body shell.

AOM030

1 Day Assessment

£310.00 + VAT

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.

AOM133

2 days

£795 + VAT

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.

 

A number of key industry organisations have been involved in the development of AOM 133. These include: EMTEC, ITAS, Training 2000 Ltd and Thatcham to ensure that the standalone assessed outcome module is fit for purpose; effectively raising standards in the use of adhesives and mechanical fastenings during manufacture and repair procedures.

AOM 133 relates to a range of sectors which makes it a flexible option for businesses, these sectors include:

  • Light Vehicle
  • Commercial Vehicles
  • Caravan and Motorhome
  • Vehicle Body Building
  • Motorsport
  • Motorcycle Panel Repair

 

F-Gas – Level 3 Award in Automotive Refrigerant Handling (EC842-2006)

½ day

£200.00 + VAT

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)

LEVEL 3

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