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IMI Large Commercial Vehicle IRTEC Inspection Technician Preparation and Assessment

Course Code - AUME58

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Course Summary

With today’s busy road environment and more LGV DVSA roadside inspections being carried out than ever before, it is crucial that your fleet is running with no defects. You can only ensure this, though, if the maintenance staff inspect your fleet to the required standards set by DVSA. This course will equip your staff with the knowledge and skills to complete these inspections to the required standards.

This is an assessment where technicians must pass a practical assessment and two Under Pinning knowledge (theory) tests.

First the technician must pass the Under Pinning knowledge tests, which will consist of 50 questions, this will be split up of 35 questions that will be of technical content and 15 questions that will be of legislative content. Time to complete this test is 1 hour.

Once the technician has passed the Under Pinning knowledge test, they then have 12 months in which to successfully complete the Practical Assessment.

The Practical Assessment in the inspection technician licence is:

  • Inspection of vehicles

  • The Practical Assessment takes between 1.5 – 2 hours to complete.


    Course Prerequisites

    Three years’ industrial experience or a Level 3 S/NVQ (or equivalent qualification) plus at least one year’s experience in a relevant industrial environment.

    Additional Information

    IRTEC Application Form can be found HERE

    Please return completed application forms to at least 1 week prior to attending the course.

    Normal work wear should be worn. e.g. Overalls and Shoes

    If you have any questions in relation to this course, please do not hesitate to email

    Key Benefits

    Employers can be confident that technicians are committed to compliance and standards. Technicians will benefit as being recognised as a competent professional with a high level of skills and technical expertise, they will appear in the IRTEC register and will receive a free Halfords Trade Card.

    After attending this course, delegates should find that by employing a more systematic approach to inspecting their vehicles they will maximise their chances of detecting any defects.

    Course content

  • Explanation of the DVSA inspection manual
  • Explanation of the Category of Defects manual
  • How OCRS systems work
  • Inspection procedure
  • Testable items for inspections and annual tests
  • Assessment of component wear
  • Practical inspection

  • Who Should Attend?

    This assessment is aimed at technicians who have at least three years’ industrial experience or a Level 3 S/NVQ (or equivalent qualification) plus at least one year’s experience in a relevant industrial environment.

    Course Certification

    IRTEC Certificated - IRTEC Certification fee of £122 will be added at checkout.

    Technicians who successfully pass IRTEC assessments are awarded an IRTEC licence. This certifies the individual rather than the employer and is based on current competence. Licenses expire after five years.

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