IMI Approved Centre

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The Institute of the Motor Industry

The team at Our Virtual Academy are incredibly proud to be working alongside the IMI in raising the standards of learning throughout the motor industry both at home in the UK and in other regions of the world. As an IMI Partner, Our Virtual Academy and Our Virtual Academy LIVE help the IMI achieve its training delivery aims while working to IMI’s exceptional assessment procedures.

IMI TechSafe

IMI TechSafe

What are the benefits of IMI TechSafe?

Embracing IMI TechSafe recognition for you and your staff leads to greater trust from your customers, as it shows your workshop team is fully qualified to be working on electric, hybrid and ADAS equipped vehicles. It is also seen as a badge of honour for those in the sector who hold it. It can also lead to increased business and will help you to succeed better in the marketplace, as it gives you the ability to market your forward-looking approach.

Retaining IMI TechSafe recognition

A vital part of retaining TechSafe recognition on IMI’s professional register is to keep up to date with your knowledge, skills and competency. This is why IMI-approved TechSafe CPD is a requirement to retain IMI TechSafe recognition.

An individuals 3-year TechSafe CPD cycle will commence on the completion date of their entry route qualification once they have opted in and agreed to adhere to the IMIs Professional Standards.

To retain TechSafe recognition you need to complete 18 credits (18 hours) worth of learning over a 3-year period.

If you’re a technician who holds a valid electric vehicle qualification with the IMI (L2, L3 or L4 (but not L2 Haz Man), you can become an IMI TechSafe recognised member of the IMI for free!

Once you’ve completed a valid IMI TechSafe entry-route qualification, you can claim your complimentary IMI membership here and following verification you’ll be recognised on the IMIs Professional Register with IMI TechSafe recognition.

IMI Approved Centre Status

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As an IMI Approved Centre, IMI regularly audit Our Virtual Academy to ensure we have all of the necessary arrangements and resources in place to ensure effective delivery, assessment and quality assurance of the various nationally and internationally recognised qualifications and accreditations we deliver. As part of the IMI’s ongoing monitoring, all members of our training and assessment team have to show occupational competence, prove their qualifications and maintain continuous professional development. Our Virtual Academy is very proud to be assisting the IMI in raising the standards throughout the motor industry.

The Our Virtual Academy Team were Finalist for 2 Industry Awards!

The OVA team are immensely proud to have been 2024 finalists in both IMI Partner of the Year Award and Contribution to the Work of the IMI Award.


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