Pagid Professional Academy completes first course

IMI approved course a success

Published:  30 October, 2014

The Pagid Professional Academy has run the first brake training course to be fully approved and certificated by the Institute of the Motor Industry: the IMI QAA Award in Light Vehicle Brake Fitting.

All three technicians - Richard Cable of Haynes Workshop Services, William Hedge of Sharps Auto Services and Adam Vickery of Basingstoke MOT and Tyre Centre - passed with flying colours. As a special bonus, they each received a Pagid starter tool pack worth £500 and a goody bag.

The TMD Friction-backed course consists of a step-by-step distance learning programme, followed by a two-day training master-class, including instruction by Pagid's brake experts and written and practical examinations overseen by an IMI assessor. The hands-on element of the inaugural course was held at the Haynes International Motor Museum, near Yeovil

Carl Jackson, Director - Business Development IAM at TMD Friction, said: "Our congratulations go to Adam, Richard and William on becoming the first technicians to gain the IMI QAA Award in Light Vehicle Brake Fitting. The only course of its kind in the UK, this braking master-class is exclusive to the new Pagid Professional Academy."

Course participant William Hedge, of Sharps Auto Services in Newbury, commented: "The Pagid guys have really opened my eyes to how important it is to check the fundamentals. The folder sent out before the course was simple to read and had a test at the end of each chapter. At Haynes we worked on a Fiat Stilo demonstration car, learning about the correct procedures, and were also introduced to some new tools that make the process more efficient."

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