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IMI stays cool with Bosch air conditioning training

Friday 8th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Bosch has been chosen by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) to help provide its technicians with the key training required to assess air conditioning repairs and refrigerant handling. Bosch will provide the required training to achieve IMIAL Level 3 Award in Automotive Refrigerant Handling to a number of the IMI’s External Quality Assurers (EQAs).

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Membat offers workshop seminar to customers

Wednesday 12th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Membat has decided to organize a training day for its official distributors in Spain, as well as for its customers.

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Mahle seminars prove popular at Automechanika Birmingham

Mahle seminars prove popular at Automechanika Birmingham

Friday 7th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Mahle Aftermarket’s technical training at Automechanika Birmingham proved to be a huge success as large crowds visited the stand to gather information on all of its product groups. The training was delivered by a team of Mahle experts and included key tips on working with Mahle products, as well as outlining the many benefits of each range.

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Tyresure launches IMI TPMS training programme at Automechanika

Tyresure launches IMI TPMS training programme at Automechanika

Wednesday 28th June 2017 | 0 Comments

During the recent Automechanika exhibition Tyresure launched its latest training opportunity – an IMI-accredited specialist TPMS course. According to the company, this training is being offered to customers in the UK first and is targeting key distributors and wholesalers in the first instance. Company representatives explained that the course features both theory and practical elements and is about servicing as much as training.

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Automechanika Birmingham ‘a success’ for Valeo

Tuesday 27th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Valeo Service UK promoted its Tech Care Programme by highlighting its training opportunities and technical support at Automechanika Birmingham. As part of Valeo’s ‘We Care 4 You’ campaign, Tech Care offers advanced technical training. This keeps customers up to date with the latest tools and procedures via a variety of sources such as workshops, e-learning and webinars.

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Michelin launches 2017 Tyre Academy

Michelin launches 2017 Tyre Academy

Monday 26th June 2017 | 0 Comments

A 16-strong group of tyre dealership staff have taken part in the first Michelin Tyre Academy programme of 2017 – a dedicated training course aimed at members of the Michelin Auto Professional network develop the next generation of expert technicians. Michelin held two launch events, with seven delegates from dealerships in the north of England, Wales and Northern Ireland invited to the Michelin Training Centre in Stoke-on-Trent for the first module, and nine from dealers across the south hosted at Gatwick’s Copthorne Hotel, where they met with Michelin’s technical training team.

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NTDA: accreditation scheme widening to include other tyre segments

Wednesday 21st June 2017 | 0 Comments

Since the launch of the Roadside Emergency Action Concerning Technicians (REACT) scheme in 2011 more than 4000 commercial tyre technicians have registered with the NTDA been trained, assessed as competent and issued with a Licence to Work Safely at the Roadside across the UK and, more recently, the Republic of Ireland.

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M-Sport Wheels wins Tyresure’s free TPMS training session

M-Sport Wheels wins Tyresure’s free TPMS training session

Tuesday 20th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Following a competition recently held by Tyresure at the Automechanika exhibition for the chance to receive a free TPMS training session, the winner has now been confirmed as M-Sport Wheels Ltd. The business will receive comprehensive training from Tyresure’s TPMS experts, providing them with in-depth knowledge and IMI certification, once a suitable date has been arranged.

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NTDA: over 4000 commercial tyre technicians hold REACT licences

NTDA: over 4000 commercial tyre technicians hold REACT licences

Wednesday 14th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Since the launch of the Roadside Emergency Action Concerning Technicians (REACT) scheme in 2011 more than 4000 commercial tyre technicians have registered with the NTDA been trained, assessed as competent and issued with a Licence to Work Safely at the Roadside across the UK and, more recently, the Republic of Ireland.

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Free MOT Tester training for RMI members

Thursday 1st June 2017 | 0 Comments

To celebrate the opening of a new Academy of Automotive Skills in Runcorn, the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) is offering free MOT Tester training to its members. To support MOT businesses in the North of England, the RMI is opening its second Academy in July so MOT stations can have access to an all-encompassing cost effective MOT training solution from the UK’s largest automotive trade association.

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MOT rush – are your technicians ready?

MOT rush – are your technicians ready?

Wednesday 31st May 2017 | 0 Comments

September 2014 saw 425,861 new cars registered, and those still on the road are expected to need a first MOT in September 2017, resulting in a significant business opportunity for garages that have skilled staff and the right facilities at hand. With this in mind, Bosch is encouraging independent garages to ensure their technicians have the right MOT skills and qualification before the busiest testing period of the year.

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IMI offers free MOT update session at Automechanika

Wednesday 17th May 2017 | 0 Comments

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is providing a free MOT update at Automechanika Birmingham, taking place on Thursday 8 June from 9am – 11.30am in the Concourse Suite 1, NEC Birmingham. Technicians can register to attend and discuss the evolution of MOT training with MOT tester training expert, Kate Street.

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CPD deadline prompts interest surge in GSF training solution

CPD deadline prompts interest surge in GSF training solution

Thursday 30th March 2017 | 0 Comments

GSF Car Parts has seen a late spike in interest from garage technicians eager to comply with the new 2017 CPD requirements imposed on all MOT testers by DVSA, ahead of an end of March deadline. Under the changes, which come into effect for the first time this year, MOT testers will no longer need to attend the five-yearly refresher course but are instead now required to complete annual training and assessment.

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SoE launching “Irtec Tyre” at CV Show

Thursday 23rd March 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the news that Bridgestone became the first tyre manufacturer to trial and offer the Society of Operations Engineers (SoE)’s “Irtec Tyre” accreditation back in February, the society has announced that it plans to official launch the standard at the CV Show in Birmingham in April.

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Pro-Align introduces advanced level wheel alignment training course

Pro-Align introduces advanced level wheel alignment training course

Wednesday 15th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Wheel alignment specialist Pro-Align has introduced a new advanced level training course for technicians with a basic level of knowledge and understanding of wheel alignment theory and practice. Suitable for technicians who have already passed Pro-Align’s IMI quality assured wheel alignment fundamentals course, the new course is designed to extend technicians’ skills in both theory and practical sessions, enabling their business to grow their wheel alignment expertise and revenue further.

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