Automotive Technician Accreditation – ATA (1 day assessments)
ATA is a national voluntary scheme which tests the current competence of individuals, who are committed to an ethical code of conduct, working in the retail motor industry. With the increasing complexity and sophistication of vehicles and a shortage of skilled individuals, there has never been a greater need for competent technicians. Many IMI Awards approved centres offer ATA assessments to gain accreditation in the different routes and levels of the scheme.
A universal standard of competence
ATA is based on National Occupational Standards to ensure that it meets the skills requirements of the retail motor industry.
To achieve accreditation, technicians must pass a series of practical assessments and an on-line knowledge test at an ATA Approved Assessment Centre.
For light vehicle technicians AutoLearn currently offers two competency levels:
- Service Maintenance Technician
- Diagnostic Technician
ATA registered technicians sign and are bound by a special Code of Conduct. They are issued with a photo identity card, included on a public register on a dedicated IMI website. There are publicity and point-of-sale materials available.