NAMA Appraiser training courses hailed a success

National Association of Motor Auctions has praised Stephenson College in Leicestershire, following its role in running the new NAMA Appraiser training courses. “We are delighted with the success of NAMA’s Appraiser training courses, which have been extremely beneficial for attendees,” said Paul Hill, NAMA chairman. “Stephenson College continues to meet all the challenges presented. We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with such a respected higher education establishment.”

The courses train auction staff to appraise vehicles consistently and to a high standard, underpinning NAMA’s Grading Scheme by ensuring that vehicles are assessed uniformly. This gives consumers confidence in the veracity of the scheme.

NAMA’s Grading Scheme is the first national vehicle grading scheme and an unprecedented competency framework.

The Appraiser course was started 10 months ago, and has already trained over 300 candidates. It helps candidates to qualify faults and severity levels to a consistent standard, and to justify decisions utilising the NAMA standards for appraisal. It takes place over the course of one day.

Candidates gain an in-depth understanding of the benefits of standardisation for both buyers and sellers alike, and the importance of such a role in setting a new standard for the UK motor industry as a whole.

Successful attendees are rewarded with the ‘NAMA Accredited Appraiser’ qualification from the college and the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).

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