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IMI Accreditation: Senior Paint Technician (Full Assessment)

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Part time

Duration 2 days

Start date Nov 2023

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Course overview

What is IMI Accreditation?

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

Accreditation typically takes place over one or two full days, with individuals assessed against industry agreed standards.

IMI Accreditation Benefits

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 Accreditation certificate
  • Inclusion on the IMI Professional Register *
  • Eligibility for British Standard compliance

* The IMI Professional Register is an industry-wide database of professionals in the motor industry. The Register is promoted to consumers as a place to find trustworthy professionals who have proven their skills and competence within specialist areas of the industry.

About the IMI Accreditation Route

The Paint 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 give a fault free finish for both the preparation of panels (existing and new) and the finishing of panels to match existing vehicle paint.

What you will learn

Accreditation Structure

Those wishing to achieve the IMI Accreditation will be required to complete:

Paint - Senior Technician (Full Assessment)

  • Apply a Wet on Wet Primer
  • Spot/Rapid Repair on a Clear Over Base Finish
  • Application of a 3-Stage Pearlescent Finish

This Accreditation route includes an on-line examination which assesses the knowledge of each outcome module above.

IMI Accreditation Senior Paint Technician

How the course is assessed

  • IMI Accreditation is a practical, non-academic way to demonstrate individual capability, providing independent proof of current competence, knowledge and skills.
  • This Accreditation route includes an on-line examination which assesses the knowledge of each outcome module above.

Number of days per week

  • 2-days
  • IMI Accreditation Course Fee: £820
  • New course dates available on enquiry

Entry requirements

  • The technician should be working in the accident repair sector of the industry and have at least three years’ experience.

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

Certification Period

IMI Accreditation is valid for 3 years from the certification date. Assessment activities necessary for reaccreditation must be complete before the expiration date of the full accreditation. Should the accreditation expire beforehand, the full accreditation will have to be retaken.

The reaccreditation route consists of the following assessment activity:

Paint – Senior Technician (Reaccreditation) 1-day

  • Application and Blending of a 3-Stage Pearlescent Finish

This reaccreditation route includes an on-line examination which assesses the knowledge of the outcome module above.

Career options

Please contact Steve Haldane, Business Development Advisor for course dates.
Email: Steven.Haldane@edinburghcollege.ac.uk
Tel: 01312978526
 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Part time 20/11/23 0 Weeks

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