Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) route in Light Vehicle Inspection

Qualification: IMI
Level 3

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About this course

The ATA in Light Vehicle Inspection is an entry route to becoming an MOT tester and is ideal for technicians whose job role involves the inspection, maintenance and repair of light vehicles.

This 2-day accreditation course involves a series of practical assessments and an online knowledge test.

Vehicles will be faulted and you will be required to make assessments on the condition, serviceability and safety of each of the following:

  • Emissions
  • Electrical systems
  • Braking systems
  • Steering and suspension systems
  • Vehicle appraisal

You will conduct your practical assessments in our large purpose built motor vehicle workshop equipped with the latest diagnostic testing and repair facilities.

Entry requirements

You must be employed in the motor vehicle trade, working at a garage or as a self-employed mechanic, and be able to work unsupervised.

Ideally you should be in full time employment with at least 3 years’ experience to ensure you are familiar with the techniques for vehicle servicing, inspection and system(s) diagnosis.

What next?

Application for MOT tester role.

Additional information

On enrolment you will need to complete a Form 10.1 (Tech Application Form) for the IMI Awarding Body to verify that you are suitable to start the course.

You will need to bring your own PPE and proof of ID.

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