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IMI Paint Technician Accreditation

Course outline

This qualification is perfect if your job role involves the repair of vehicles typically involved in accidents or similar incident circumstances.

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
  • Advice and guidance for development
  • An opportunity for career progression

We offer both Full Accreditation and Reaccreditation.

The optional Pre-training for Accreditation course is designed for already accredited professionals who are preparing to take a ATA Reaccreditation in any specialism.

It will prepare you for your Reaccreditation and includes:

  • Any changes to the reaccreditation process
  • New technologies and processes, if applicable
  • An opportunity to fill any knowledge or skill gaps
  • An opportunity to prepare for the assessment day

Please note: The Pre-training for Accreditation course is only for those professional who have achieved a ATA in a specific skill previously and are enrolling in the reaccreditation course for that skill.

How to apply for this course

Apply now and we will contact you to let you know how to pay your course fees.

For help on completing the online application form, please see our useful apply online guide.

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions
Ruddington Fields Business Park
Ruddington
Nottingham
NG11 6JZ

Please contact the Emtec team for details of start dates.

Tuition fee: £900

This course is VAT-exempt.

No fee reductions available. All students pay the same fee.

Full Accreditation

Course code: C017394 / Q017395

Ruddington Fields Business Park
Ruddington
Nottingham
NG11 6JZ

Please contact the Emtec team for details of start dates.

Tuition fee: £600

This course is VAT-exempt.

No fee reductions available. All students pay the same fee.

Reaccreditation

Course code: C034914 / Q034915

Ruddington Fields Business Park
Ruddington
Nottingham
NG11 6JZ

Please contact the Emtec team for details of start dates.

Tuition fee: £150

This course is VAT-exempt.

No fee reductions available. All students pay the same fee.

Pre-Training for Reaccreditation

Course code: C017366 / Q017368

Qualification

IMI Award for Paint

Duration
  • Full Accreditation: 3 days (includes 1 day pre-training)
  • Reaccreditation: 1 day
  • Pre-Training for Reaccreditation: 1 day (optional)
Level Other
Entry requirements

Full Accreditation

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

Reaccreditation

  • In order to re-accredit using ‘AOM Updates’ (Assessed Outcome Modules) the technician’s accreditation must remain valid throughout the assessments and until all of the prescribed AOMs have been passed. Should the accreditation expire beforehand, the technician will be required to re-take a ‘full assessment’.
Assessment

Practical assessments and online theory tests are used to demonstrate competency.

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