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Institute Motor Industry Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

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We are the Crufts of training in the leather industry!

Like Crufts our training academy is now approved to teach old dogs and young pups new tricks!!

When looking at learning a new skill what are the main things people think about?




One thing that isn’t often thought of in the initial stages is the actual course and training provider… Gone are the days of going to school till your 16 and leaving to go into employment and staying there forever. School is a lot more focused on the basics now and colleges then provide specific education in courses that appeal to the individuals. Nobody relishes the prospect of sitting in a classroom again, learning in a big group and taking twice as long on some subjects while others are brought up to speed and then not long enough on subjects that you struggle with.

1 on 1 industry specific training is forging its own path and overtaking traditional college courses, why? Because you do it at your own pace, you learn what you don’t know and you have somebody who is in the industry teaching you everything that is current, relevant and they are passing on their everyday skills. Leather Repair Company deliver that exact training to IMI standards… we are the only ones in our industry who can say we are IMI approved!

IMI Awards Plaque IMI LOGO Institute Motor Industry

IMI Awards Institute Motor Industry

IMI is the INSTITUTE of the MOTOR INDUSTRY and is the governing body for training within the motor trade. Formed back in 1920 a handful of members of the fledgling motor industry got together over dinner to talk about business and the best way to serve their customers.  From this informal setting the foundations of today’s Institute of the Motor Industry were laid. The intention, to have all technicians in the industry to an acceptable standard across the board.

This for the learner means they will be brought up to an industry recognised standard, something they should be extremely proud of, more than just a qualification, it is a reassurance to all your future customers and also employers that you know what you are doing and know about the industry you are doing it in.

You will be hand crafted into a skilled worker in a hand crafting and skilled industry.

Institute Motor Industry training course

Institute Motor Industry training course

Criteria for approval

To offer IMI Quality Assured Programmes a company must be an IMI Awards approved centre. Before approving a centre or programme IMI Awards will carry out a rigorous approval process.

In addition to being an approved centre:

  • the course(s) must be of a good quality.
  • the training programme must have an assessed outcome, such as a practical exam or observation, that is related to learning outcomes.
  • assessments must take place before, during or at the end of each programme.
  • validation and feedback must include actions to be addressed by the candidate.
  • any changes to the programme must be approved by IMI Awards

If you are looking to learn a new trade, and you are interested in the leather industry, then get in touch, We are available on the phone, email or you can even come and see us in person to get a feel for the business and industry before you even start any training.

Rest assured though, If you do training with us you are getting an approved accredited awarded training provider… nobody else in our industry can say that!

Institute Motor Industry IMI Certificate

Institute Motor Industry IMI Certificate

Our contact details are on our website –

IMI LOGO Institute Motor Industry

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