Irtec Inspection Technician
– Large Commercial Vehicle
– Bus & Coach
Who is the course for?
Irtec is an independent and renewable accreditation scheme that assesses the competence of technicians working in the commercial vehicle, trailer and passenger carrying industries. Technicians and mechanics who take the irtec test are assessed on their theoretical and practical skills and, if successful, are awarded an Irtec licence.
Developed by IRTE (Institute of Road Transport Engineers) and now quality-assured by leading awarding organisation in the sector, IMI Awards Ltd, Irtec is the premier technician accreditation scheme for the road transport industry.
An irtec licence certifies the individual, rather than the employer, and irtec is based on current competence, so licences expire after 5 years.
How do you become accredited?
To achieve accreditation, you must pass a practical assessment and two under pinning knowledge tests at an irtec-approved assessment centre or at your workplace (Additional costs will apply to cover travel expenses incurred by the Company).
Before you can take an assessment you must be able to prove your experience of working in that sector of the industry. You may also find that you need training to close any gaps in your skills prior to the assessment.
You must successfully complete all the assessments within a 12 month period from the first assessment date.
On the assessment day you must read and agree to abide by the irtec Code of Conduct. You will also have your photograph taken in readiness for the ID card issued to successful candidates.
Once you have achieved your accreditation, your details will be entered on the irtec website register of accredited technicians. To ensure that you have kept up-to-date with new technologies, you will have to be re-assessed every 5 years to maintain your accreditation.
The practical assessment in the Inspection Licence is.
- Inspection of a suitable vehicle to DVSA MOT Standard
What will I need for the course?
The minimum entry requirement is 3 years industrial experience OR a Level 3 S/NVQ (or equivalent qualification) plus at least one year’s experience in a relevant industrial environment.
How will I be assessed?
In order to achieve an Irtec licence a candidate must pass an Under- Pinning Knowledge (theory) test consisting of 35 questions plus an under pinning knowledge (theory) test of 15 questions based on Health and Safety and Operator Compliance at an IMI Awards 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.
How much will it cost?
The course fee is £.400+VAT
Additional costs will apply for delivery at your workplace to cover travel expenses incurred by the Company.
How do I find out more?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, alternatively you can contact either email@example.com (mobile 07986519799) or firstname.lastname@example.org (Mobile 07807211435) our tutors.
- Starting: Flexible
- Days: Tuesday- Thursday
- Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm (times to fit shift working on request)
- Location: In the workplace
- Duration: 1 day