IMI launches light vehicle standard

The motor industry’s awarding body, the IMI, has launched its new apprenticeship standard (Trailblazer) programme for the Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle).

The launch of the new Apprenticeship Standard Level 3 programme coincides with the final apprenticeship funding plans published by the government, along with the details and processes involved in the new Apprenticeship Levy where employers with a salary bill over £3 million a year will have to pay.

The IMI has worked closely with businesses across the sector to design an end-to-end product that includes, an online behavioural assessment tool, gateway tests, an eLog book, and the important end-point assessment.

Mark Armitage, IMI UK business development manager said, ‘As the industry’s awarding body the IMI has a mission to help provide the best talent to the industry and the highest quality support to our training partners and the businesses they work with. Our package has everything our customers need and our administrative backup for the transition process will iron out all the bumps in the road ahead.’

IMI has been piloting the Apprenticeship Standard programme in training centres across the country.