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The IMI acquires e-learning platform

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has acquired an e-learning system which is used to train light vehicle technicians in over 200 colleges in the UK and Ireland for an undisclosed sum.

Automotive Technician Training (ATT) is used in classrooms by teachers and can be accessed by students from home and covers the entire curriculum for IMI Awards, City and Guilds and Ed Excel light vehicle qualifications up to level 3.

ATT’s existing services will continue as normal.

Former ATT technical director Tom Denton has joined the IMI as e-learning development manager where he will develop the platform to include resources for body and paint, motorcycle and heavy vehicle qualifications.

ATT currently holds contracts in countries such as America, South Africa, Nigeria and Slovakia which the IMI will look to continue and build upon.

Steve Nash, IMI chief executive, said: “As a well-known and established provider of automotive educational resource, ATT is a perfect match for the IMI’s new strategic plan.

“As we look to move into new countries and develop our existing training and educational offerings, ATT will offer us a flexibility and in-house expertise which will allow us to adapt to any new challenges we may face, as well allowing us to increase our reputation for providing high quality automotive learning solutions.”

AM/IMI People Conference

The IMI has also joined forces with AM this year to launch a new conference to help automotive business retain and nurture their greatest asset – their staff.

The AM/IMI People Conference takes place on June 12 at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London, before AM's prestigious AM100 Dinner.

IMI chief executive Steve Nash will open the event at 10.00am.

The AM People Conference keynote speaker will be TV presenter Suzi Perry, who is currently covering Formula One for the BBC and the face of IMI’s Professional Register.

Tickets are available to dealers, manufacturers and automotive businesses, with a limited number of supplier tickets on sale. To book, please contact Emma-Louise Kinnaird on 01733 395133, email or visit

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