Articles from Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI)

New Autocare Technician Apprenticeship Standard Launched By IMI

First of its kind and launched by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), the professional body for the automotive sector, the Autocare Technician Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard is ready to be rolled out as a replacement for the popular Light Vehicle Level 2 Apprenticeship Framework.

Automotive Professional Body Responds to Germany’s Call for Stricter Electric Vehicle Training

A paper released last week by a leading German automotive training technology developer, Lucas-Nuelle, has received support from the UK-based and international automotive Professional Body, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), for electric vehicle training to become a key focus for vehicle technicians.

Parents hope for University but teenagers are more focused on earning

New research commissioned by Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) reveals disparity between parents and teenagers’ ambitions and a lack of quality careers advice.

First Gateway Opens For New Light Vehicle Standard

Automotive apprenticeships have moved one step closer to the new Light Vehicle Standard with apprentices beginning trials of Gateway One.

IMI offers full support to new Skills Minister

Steve Nash, Chief Executive at the IMI, said:

Garages warned to ensure their technicians have up-to-date skills and qualification ahead of MOT rush

A surge in new car sales means over 400,000 cars will be illegal from September if their initial MOT isn’t carried out. The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is calling on garages to make sure their technicians have the up-to-date MOT skills and qualification in order to reap the financial benefits of the busiest testing period in the automotive calendar.

Automotive Training Receives Government’s Seal of Approval

Motor industry body, Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), has received confirmation from the Department for Education (DfE) that 22 IMI qualifications will be listed on the 2019 Performance Tables.

IMI Scores a Hat Trick on new Apprentice Register

With 53% of new apprenticeship standards still without an approved assessment organisation, IMI receives SFA approval for three new standards.

World-class Apprentices Compete for Gold

Three days of grueling competitions has seen 24 automotive apprentices from across the UK battle it out to be crowned the winner of the IMI Skill Auto 2016 competition.  

IMI insures a professional future

75% of all new vehicle sales now include some form of finance and insurance add-ons but many businesses in the UK are being fined thousands of pounds due to poor practise.


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