IMI (ATA) Accreditations

MET, Panel , Paint and Standalone Modules

IMI Accreditation

IMI Accreditation (formerly ATA) is a national voluntary scheme which assesses technicians working in the retail automotive industry. The accreditations are quality assured by IMI and provide recognition of an technician’s current competency for specific routes.

It is a practical, non-academic way to demonstrate individual capability, providing independent proof of competence, knowledge and skills. To attain IMI Accreditation, you will be required to successfully complete a range of practical and knowledge-based assessments.

ITAS is an IMI Approved Centre. We offer a Full Accreditation route for technicians who are not currently in possession of a Senior IMI Accreditation, and a Reaccreditation via AOM route for those looking to renew their accreditation.

Both routes are offered with an optional Preparation day which we recommend to give delegates the chance to familiarise themselves with the ITAS Academy and with the requirements of the assessment.

Dates and Bookings

For more details about prices and available dates, please call us on 01908 612221 or email training@itassystems.com.

IMI Standalone Modules

Duration

1 day

Aimed at

This course covers the welding requirement for a IMI Accreditation and is a prerequiste for candidates wishing to achieve IMI Accreditaion for Panel Technician or Senior Panel Technician.

Objectives

To demonstrate your skills in setting up welding equipment for both MAG and resistance spot welding.

  • To demonstrate your skills and ability to produce a series of MAG butt / fillet welds in the vertical up and overhead positions to meet BS4872-1
  • To demonstrate the ability to assess MAG welds for visible defects
  • To demonstrate you can complete a series of resistance spot welds to meet BS1140
  • To demonstrate the ability to assess resistance spot welds for visible defects
Content
  • Set up MAG welding equipment – wire type and speed, gas type and flow.
  • Satisfactorily set up MAG welding equipment.
  • Appropriately prepare sheet metal.
  • Assess test MAG welds for visual defects.
  • Carry out a continuous vertical up fillet / butt weld to appropriate standard and quality.
  • Carry out a continuous overhead fillet / butt weld to appropriate standard and quality.
  • Satisfactorily set up resistance welding equipment.
  • Complete a series of resistance spot welds to the appropriate standard and quality.
  • Visually carry out quality checks on all finished welds.
Dates

Call us on 01908 612221 or email training@itassystems.com.

Duration

1 day

Introduction

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. Note that this exercise may be carried out on a rig or similar device but the competences required will be similar to those used when repairing a vehicle bodyshell.

Objectives
  • To demonstrate your skills in removing existing welded panels without causing damage to the vehicles remaining metal surfaces
  • To demonstrate the ability to prepare the welded areas and panel flanges ready to receive the new panel
  • To demonstrate your ability to fit a new welded panel, using the correct welding, riveting and bonding processes and achieving the correct alignment
  • To demonstrate your skills in setting up and shutting down spot welding, MAG welding and MIG welding equipment
  • To demonstrate the ability to test and assess all welds for strength and defects
  • To demonstrate you can complete a series of spot welds, MIG welds and MAG welds to National Occupational Standards
  • To demonstrate your ability to carry out riveting in combination with structural adhesive
Content
  • Remove panel without causing damage to the panel section sub structure, retained flanges and inner strengthener.
  • Remove panel using acceptable tools, methods and techniques.
  • Store components and panels in a suitable manner during the course of the repair
  • Clean, dress and prepare flanges for welding, riveting and bonding Before refitment of panel
  • Test fit panel
  • Set up and test all welding equipment to be used
  • Correctly apply rivets and structural adhesive
  • Refit panel without causing damage to the panel section
  • Ensure correct alignment of panel
  • Grind welds flush (where appropriate) and finish surface
  • Clean and evaluate finished job
Dates

Call us on 01908 612221 or email training@itassystems.com.

Duration

1 day

Introduction

AOM-133 is intended for technicians whose job role involves the repair of vehicle bodies.

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.

ITAS was involved in the development of AOM 133 to ensure that the standalone assessed outcome module is fit for purpose and effectively raises standards in the use of adhesives and mechanical fastenings during manufacture and repair procedures.

Content

The assessment is carried out on an industry designed and approved panel section, however the repair standard must be the same as on a vehicle bodyshell.

This module has been developed to enable technicians to prove their competence in using researched repair methods to support the process of cutting body panels and securing them using bonding /adhesive and mechanical fastenings.

Using industry designed repair methods, the candidate will cut and remove a section from a previously bonded panel and fit a replacement section, without causing damage to the flanges and inner structures. The part-replacement panel must be aligned and secured with an appropriate structural adhesive and a variety of specified mechanical fastenings.

Dates

Call us on 01908 612221 or email training@itassystems.com.


IMI Mechanical, Electrical, Trim (MET) Accreditation

Code

IMIA-ATA-MET-3-12

Duration

3 days

Aimed at

IMI Accreditation Mechanical Electrical Trim (MET), formerly ATA, is for technicians whose job role involves the repair of vehicles typically involved in accidents or similar incidents.

This preparation and assessment is for MET Technicians who are not currently in possession of a Senior IMI Accreditation and who therefore need to take the full assessment.

Objectives

This accreditation will demonstrate your competence to assess and prepare vehicles prior to the removal of mechanical and electrical components (disconnected battery, fuses etc).

You will show the ability to replace a headlamp (Xenon type headlamp) to the vehicle specification and accurately refit the vehicle trim without causing damage to components or the vehicle itself.

You will be able to adjust the components in line with the manufacturer’s settings, including alignment of the bumper and any vehicle safety systems.

Content

Preparation and assessment for the following modules:

  • AOM-002: Cosmetic Panel Alignment.
  • AOM-003: Cooling Systems Components.
  • AOM-004: SRS - Scan Tools.
  • AOM-006: M.E.T. Complex.
  • AOM-007: Vehicle Electrical - Complex Fault Finding.
  • AOM-008: Vehicle Suspension.
  • AOM-012: Four Wheel Alignment - Return to Specification.
  • AOM-013: Four Wheel Alignment - Interpretation of Data.
More Information
Download IMI Senior MET Technician Factsheet
Dates

Call us on 01908 612221 or email training@itassystems.com.

Code

IMIA-AOM-MET-3-12

Duration

2 days

Aimed at

IMI Accreditation Mechanical Electrical Trim (MET), formerly ATA, is for technicians whose job role involves the repair of vehicles typically involved in accidents or similar incidents.

This reaccreditation preparation and assessment is for M.E.T. Technicians who wish to retain their Senior IMI Accreditation by following the Assessed Outcome Modules route.

Objectives

This accreditation will demonstrate your competence to assess and prepare vehicles prior to the removal of mechanical and electrical components (disconnected battery, fuses etc).

You will show the ability to replace a headlamp (Xenon type headlamp) to the vehicle specification and accurately refit the vehicle trim without causing damage to components or the vehicle itself.

You will be able to adjust the components in line with the manufacturer’s settings, including alignment of the bumper and any vehicle safety systems.

Content

Preparation and assessment for the following modules:

  • AOM-004: SRS - Scan Tools.
  • AOM-006: M.E.T. Complex.
  • AOM-007: Vehicle Electrical - Complex Fault Finding.
  • AOM-013: Four Wheel Alignment - Interpretation of Data.
More Information
Download IMI Senior MET Technician Factsheet
Dates

Call us on 01908 612221 or email training@itassystems.com.


IMI Paint Accreditation

Code

IMIA-ATA-PAI-3-12

Duration

3 days

Aimed at

IMI Accreditation Paint, formerly ATA, is for technicians whose job role involves the repair of vehicles typically involved in accidents or similar incidents.

IMI Accreditation provides proof of your current competence and recognition of skills. Accreditation complies with industry-agreed standards and codes including BS10125 / PAS 125, which is required for working on accident-damaged vehicles.

This preparation and assessment is for Paint technicians who are not currently in possession of a Senior IMI Accreditation and who therefore need to take the full assessment.

Objectives

This accreditation will demonstrate that you are able to identify the new panel substrate to be painted and have the ability to access, understand and interpret Material Safety Data to identify hazards on the products to be used. You will show competence when cleaning new panel surfaces to a high standard, ensuring they are free from contamination before applying foundation materials.

Content

Preparation and assessment for the following modules:

  • AOM-014: Polish Panel (Existing Panel).
  • AOM-015: Colour Identification and Colour Variant.
  • AOM-016: Surface Preparation.
  • AOM-017: Primed Surface – Flatting.
  • AOM-018: Panel Sealing.
  • AOM-019: Panel Preparation (new Panel).
  • AOM-020: Wet on Wet Primer.
  • AOM-021: 3 Stage Pearlescent Paint (application).
  • AOM-023: Paint Defects and Rectification Procedure.
More Information
Download IMI Senior Paint Technician Factsheet
Dates

Call us on 01908 612221 or email training@itassystems.com.

Code

IMIA-AOM-PAI-3-12

Duration

2 days

Aimed at

IMI Accreditation Paint, formerly ATA, is for technicians whose job role involves the repair of vehicles typically involved in accidents or similar incidents.

IMI Accreditation provides proof of your current competence and recognition of skills. Accreditation complies with industry-agreed standards and codes including BS10125 / PAS 125, which is required for working on accident-damaged vehicles.

This preparation and assessment is for Paint Technicians who wish to retain their Senior IMI Accreditation by following the Assessed Outcome Modules route.

Objectives

This accreditation will demonstrate that you are able to identify the new panel substrate to be painted and have the ability to access, understand and interpret Material Safety Data to identify hazards on the products to be used. You will show competence when cleaning new panel surfaces to a high standard, ensuring they are free from contamination before applying foundation materials.

Content

Preparation and assessment for the following modules:

  • AOM–019: Panel Preparation (new Panel).
  • AOM–023: Surface Preparation.
  • AOM–024: Blending and Polishing.
More Information
Download IMI Senior Paint Technician Factsheet
Dates

Call us on 01908 612221 or email training@itassystems.com.


IMI Panel Accreditation

Code

IMIA-ATA-PAN-3-12

Duration

4 days

Aimed at

IMI Accreditation Panel, formerly ATA, is for technicians whose role involves the repair of vehicles involved in accidents or similar incidents.

IMI Accreditation provides proof of your current competence and recognition of skills. Accreditation complies with industry-agreed standards and codes, including BS 10125 / PAS 125 which is required for working on accident-damaged vehicles, as well as providing proof of welding competence through assessment module AOM 009.

This preparation and assessment is for Panel Technicians who are not currently in possession of a Senior IMI Accreditation and who therefore need to take the full assessment.

Objectives

This accreditation will certify your competence in assessing and preparing a vehicle before the removal of mechanical and electrical components (disconnected battery, fuses etc).

You will know how to store components safely and suitably in designated areas, using the correct storage procedures, and how to replace and adjust components to meet vehicle specifications and settings.

You will have complex knowledge of Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) techniques/methods used for removing and replacing vehicle apparatus.

Content

Preparation and assessment for the following modules:

  • AOM-002: Cosmetic Panel Alignment.
  • AOM-006: M.E.T. Complex.
  • AOM-029: Panel Damage (Rectification).
  • AOM-030: Welded Panel/Section MAG/MIG Braze/Bond/Rivet.
  • AOM-032: Rectify Bodyshell Misalignment (set up, measure, adjust).
  • AOM-034: Aluminium Cosmetic Panel.
  • AOM-048: Cold Filler Repair.
More Information
Download IMI Senior Panel Technician Factsheet
Dates

Call us on 01908 612221 or email training@itassystems.com.

Code

IMIA-AOM-PAN-3-12

Duration

2 days

Aimed at

IMI Accreditation Panel, formerly ATA, is for technicians whose role involves the repair of vehicles involved in accidents or similar incidents.

IMI Accreditation provides proof of your current competence and recognition of skills. Accreditation complies with industry-agreed standards and codes, including BS 10125 / PAS 125 which is required for working on accident-damaged vehicles, as well as providing proof of welding competence through assessment module AOM 009.

This preparation and assessment is for Panel Technicians who wish to retain their Senior IMI Accreditation by following the Assessed Outcome Modules route.

Objectives

This accreditation will certify your competence in assessing and preparing a vehicle before the removal of mechanical and electrical components (disconnected battery, fuses etc).

You will know how to store components safely and suitably in designated areas, using the correct storage procedures, and how to replace and adjust components to meet vehicle specifications and settings.

You will have complex knowledge of Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) techniques/methods used for removing and replacing vehicle apparatus.

Content

Preparation and assessment for the following modules:

  • AOM-006: M.E.T. Complex.
  • AOM-030: Welded Panel/Section MAG/MIG Braze/Bond/Rivet.
More Information
Download IMI Senior Panel Technician Factsheet
Dates

Call us on 01908 612221 or email training@itassystems.com.