In a brand new partnership, Nissan Finance GB Limited has secured accreditation of its key finance and insurance training programmes from the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).
Following an independent audit by the IMI of the company’s training materials, delivery methods and assessment strategies, Nissan Finance GB Limited has become an IMI Quality Assured Awards (QAA) assessment centre. Business managers and sales executives, who complete their training successfully, will receive an IMI QAA certificate, providing formal external recognition of their individual competence.
The move underpins Nissan Finance’s commitment to compliance with new regulations imposed by the Financial Services Authority (FSA), governing the sale of all general insurance products from 2005.
It is anticipated that some 120 dealership staff will undertake one or more of the following three training programmes:
Stephen Hodge, training manager, Nissan Finance GB Limited, said:
"We are extremely delighted to be among the first finance companies to become IMI approved QAA centres. As a market leader, this will increase value to our already popular dealer courses and shows our commitment to the Nissan dealer network."
Gavin Hall, IMI Business Development Manager, commented: "We’ve really enjoyed going through the QAA process with Nissan Finance. It’s clear that those involved in the training programmes accredited by the IMI have a genuine passion for what they do. Just as importantly, they also seek to deliver high value training for the benefit of their staff and customers."