Bosch has become an IMI approved assessment centre, with its training programmes accredited under the IMI's Quality Assured Awards (QAA) programme.
Under the new agreement, technicians completing Bosch Service Technician and Diesel Service Technician training courses can use their qualifications as direct entry into membership of the IMI at Licentiate grade (LIMI). Completing the Bosch Systems Technician or Diesel Systems Technician course qualifies technicians for Associate membership (AMIMI). This qualification entitles the holder to receive the additional status of Certificated Automotive Engineer (CAE) from the IMI.
Kevin Crangles head of Bosch training said: "Here at Bosch we see training as an essential part of the support structure we offer our customers. Engine functions, braking and general electronics are becoming more and more complicated, so it is essential that technicians keep up to speed with the advancing technology. We aim to give technicians all the grounding they need to continue to provide a competent service in key areas of automotive technology. We are, of course, delighted that our efforts are now recognized under the excellent IMI QAA scheme."
Sarah Sillars, IMI Chief Executive, added: "Bosch has long been synonymous with technical expertise, particularly in recent years in the increasingly important area of diesel. By including Bosch’s high quality training in our QAA scheme, we can continue to improve standards whilst giving technicians greater opportunity for independent recognition."