THE IMI has launched a level 3 Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) ‘route’ in light vehicle inspection.
This new assessment programme follows months of the IMI working with VOSA and the garage trade.
To achieve the ATA in Light Vehicle Inspection, technicians are assessed in areas including their ability to check vehicle brake, suspension and electrical systems and diagnose faults using logical methods.
Steve Scofield, Head of the IMI’s Accreditation Academy said: “We are pleased to offer this new route to entry for VOSA’s MOT tester training course. For individuals to gain ATA Light Vehicle Inspection approved status, they will have been assessed against robust industry standards and demonstrated competency.”
Five ATA assessment centres, who were involved in the pilot, are currently approved to offer ATA Light Vehicle Inspection route. The IMI says that further assessment centres will become available throughout the UK for technicians to undertake training and assessment for this new ATA route.