Tuesday 11 July 2017
Staff from the Engineering and Automotive faculty recently represented Exeter College at Automechanika at the NEC in Birmingham. This is the biggest aftermarket exhibition in the UK, with over 800 exhibitors providing information and advice for people in the motor industry.
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) put on a presentation for MoT testers and for training providers to find out what the changes from DVSA means for the industry. Darren Smyth, a lecturer at Exeter College, was there to answer questions from other training providers throughout the country. He also talked about our best quality teaching practices, the college has had a 100% pass rate for the candidates that have gone into industry. He discussed the new MoT training regulations for ongoing CPD training and annual assessment. Darren was interviewed by the IMI – you can watch the interview here.
Barry Williams, IMI Business Development Manager, joined the Exeter team onstage. He said; “Exeter College has some great kit for the 800 or so engineering candidates coming through the faculty every year. They have eight ramps, the latest diagnostic devices, and a bank of 50 PCs for the IMI online learning and assessment. To top it all they have full capability to run ULEV training courses, so they’re surely set for a bright future serving the retail motor industry.”
Andy Wells, Head of Faculty added; “Of course we had a head start, we were an MOT training centre for the DVSA before the recent changes were implemented. We were already well resourced before the new qualifications were introduced so we hit the ground running. Our training is competitively priced and accommodation in Devon is affordable too. It all adds up to a winning combination for us as a college and our customers.”
You can find out more about our courses here, or contact the faculty for more information on: 01392 400380.
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