IMI Awards, the UK’s leading automotive awarding organisation, is looking at new ways of supporting the UK’s classic vehicle restoration industry with a new range of qualifications.
Graham Baker, Qualifications Developer at IMI Awards, said: “We are currently working with the industry with a view to develop a range of classic vehicle restoration qualifications over the coming months."
He added: “We would like to hear from more companies and industry supporters interested in participating in the wider consultation. This will be beneficial for them in the future as it will enable them to demonstrate technical and operational skills and competence in the services provided.”
Additionally, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Sector Skills Council (SSC) is evaluating whether there would be sufficient demand to warrant developing an apprenticeship framework for classic vehicle restoration.
Graham said: “The framework, in essence, is a combination of skills development, competence and functional skills qualifications in areas such as maths, English and Information and Communication Technology (ICT).”
“We feel there is a need for these qualifications and framework and are looking for support from the industry to develop it further,” he added.
The apprenticeship framework will be discussed and agreed with the help of employers and training providers who want to be involved in its development, including what the overall framework will consist of.