Who is this route suitable for?
This route has been developed for those tyre technicians who work in a workshop or who only attend customer premises. For those technicians who predominantly work at the roadside carrying out repair and replacement tyre activities please use the alternative route for ‘Offsite Commercial Tyre Technician (tubeless)’ which can be found here.
Are there any minimum entry requirements?
The minimum entry requirement is 2 years industrial experience OR a Level 2 S/NVQ (or equivalent qualification) plus at least one year's experience in a relevant industrial environment.
What do I need to do to achieve this licence?
In order to achieve an irtec licence a candidate must pass an Under Pinning Knowledge (theory) test consisting of 30 questions at an IMI approved Assessment centre. Once you have completed the Under Pinning Knowledge test, you have 12 months in which to successfully complete all the practical assessments.
What else do I need to know?
Once accredited, irtec technicians agree to abide by the irtec code of conduct, receive a licence card, certificate and are placed on the irtec technicians register. As an additional benefit, irtec licence holders are eligible to apply for a free Halfords Trade Card.
As a candidate what documentation would assist me prior to the assessment?
The IMI recommends that the following documents are sent to the candidate prior to attending the course:-
- Irtec Workshop-based Commercial Tyre Technician Introduction
- Guide to Tyre Management on Heavy Vehicles
N.B. Only the documents listed above may be viewed by the Candidate.