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1 Institute of Road Transport Engineers Certification

2 irtec, the industry-recognised benchmark of competence o Developed by industry for the industry Consultation with operators, vehicle manufacturers, training providers – over 15,000 individuals to establish the standards Expert working groups set the criteria and update standards with changes in legislation and technology o Raise industry standards and professionalism Previously no industry standard for vehicle technicians or maintenance/inspection of up to 44,000kgs commercial vehicles o Assess competence and technical skills o Recognise quality technicians

3 Number of licensed vehicles Maintained by an estimated 30,000 technicians

4 irtec independent accreditation for technicians o Voluntary assessment o Assesses the competence of technicians in the commercial vehicle, trailer, passenger carrying vehicle industries Large Commercial Vehicles (over 7.5 tonnes) Bus and Coach Trailer o Indicates current acceptable standards of technician’s competence o Licence is valid for 5 years, to ensure current competence

5 Delivering irtec IRTE Professional Sector of SOE - Industry facing - Governance - Steering group - Marketing The Institute of the Motor Industry Sector Skills Council - Develop assessments & UPK questions - Expert working group IMI Awards Awarding Organisation Quality assurance of irtec assessment centres irtec assessment centres Delivery of irtec assessments

6 Benefits for the employer o Increase customer and public confidence in vehicle safety o Demonstrate commitment to high quality standards and training o Highlight the skills and technical competence of your staff o Build up the credibility and commitment of engineering staff o Identify training needs and skills gaps o Gain a competitive edge o Enhance your organisation’s image

7 irtec inspection Return on investment Case study partners: Morrisons, DAF, DSV Commericals Ltd

8 What employers say… I believe that the introduction of irtec accreditation is a major move forward for all: technicians, dealers and in particular customers. The independent endorsement from a recognised industry body is extremely important to us as we pursue further improvements to our already creditable VOSA first-time pass rate. Phil Clayton, Ford & Slater in Leicester, Chairman DAF Dealer Service Panel ” “ As a service provider to the transport industry, I felt that LD Asset Management needed to be able to clearly assess the abilities of each individual. As a business we are always striving to supply the best level and quality of service to our customer. I also feel training plays an important part in our business and we can only strive to be the best if we invest in our staff. Mike Bird, Managing Director LD Asset Management “ ”

9 Benefits for the employee o Prove skills and demonstrate professional competence o Improve skills and qualifications o Stay up to date with new technology and safety standards through re-assessment every five years o Certifies the individual and not the employer o Inclusion on national Register of irtec license holders o Free Halfords Trade Card

10 irtec licence levels

11 Industry support Accreditation through the irtec scheme will not only enhance the reputation of the commercial vehicle industry and give aspiring technicians a recognised career path, but will also actively improve standards of vehicle maintenance and consequently road safety. “ ” “ ” irtec is one of the building blocks required to achieve total performance and compliance. Beverley Bell, Senior Traffic Commissioner Alastair Peoples, Chief Executive, VOSA

12 Assessment Centres Also available in Ireland through FTA (on site assessment) Arriva The Shires & Essex Bridgewater College Cardiff & Vale College City of Bristol College DAF Trucks First Group FTA GTG Training Limited Hull College ISUZU TRUCKS (UK) LTD IVECO UK LTD Kingsway Consulting Lancaster Training Services Motherwell College National Express S & B Automotive Academy Scania (Great Britain) Limited Southampton City College Stephenson College The Manchester College

13 Contact For more information: T: 020 7630 1111 E:

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