After consulting with the accident repair industry the existing IMI accreditation Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) routes have recently been redeveloped. To support the ever changing automotive landscape the MET routes now contain updated or new Assessed Outcome Modules at all levels.
To assist the centres with the changes to the accreditation IMI have previously sent communications and for 7 months have made accessible all the new documents on the IMI awarding website. Also, due to the current situation the original live date has been extended to 1st June 2020.
In addition to this, the online assessments have been reviewed and rewritten to accommodate new technologies and processes which reflect the requirements needed for the accident repair industry.
Who is the MET route for?
The IMI Accreditation MET route is intended for technicians whose job role involves the repair of vehicles typically involved in accidents or similar incident circumstances.
There are two levels of job role within IMI Accreditation MET:
The technician should be working in the accident repair sector of the industry and ideally have at least two years experience to ensure they are familiar with the skills, knowledge and techniques required to remove & refit or replace various components such as mechanical items and trim.
The technician should be working in the accident repair sector of the industry and ideally have at least three years experience to ensure they are familiar with the skills, knowledge and techniques required to replace various components, including returning vehicle systems to manufacturer specification and diagnosing system faults.
With the new addition of AOM081 High Voltage – Safe Working Module and the competencies that are attached to the delivery, centres are required to re-apply for the new routes below, via Centres Hub, using a Qualification/Accreditation Approval Application –
ACC-MET-3-20 IMI Accreditation MET – Senior Technician Full Route
ACC-AOM-MET-3-20 IMI Accreditation MET - Senior Technician – Reaccreditation
Centres will need to confirm that assessors/IQA hold a Level 3 EV qualification and have the relevant equipment to deliver, and ensure that candidates can work safely throughout the module.
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