Webinars

Explore our range of topical webinars designed to help address your questions, your worries about the current climate and beyond and coverage of disciplines that effect you on a more personal level.

Webinar Recording Archives - 2021

VTQ Alternative Assessment Arrangements in 2021

This webinar is for IMI Centres delivering regulated qualifications.

In this webinar our EQA team support you through the arrangements in place for 2021 outlining the qualification categories and associated approaches. This includes further detail on Category B and the Teacher Assessed Grade (TAG) submission process.

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Battery Technology - What technicians need to know today and in the future - 14th April 2021

This webinar will discuss the below & will include a live Q&A

  • How modern vehicles are becoming increasingly electrified / packed full of comfort and safety features and rely on support from the battery.
  • There are multiple battery technologies available, batteries can be fitted in various locations on board, and it can take well over an hour to change the battery.
  • Plus if a vehicle has a BMS (Battery Management System) it will need a diagnostic tool to programme the battery to the ECU.
  • This makes battery replacements on cars of today challenging and it is a far more complex job than ever before.
  • We can provide tools and insight into how technicians can overcome these challenges.
  • Including information on EVs and Hybrid

Presenters: Andy Cook - Technical Manager (VARTA Batteries) at Clarios

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IMI Connect for Centres – Your new online information and community hub – 30th March 2021

We will be launching IMI Connect – a new and bespoke Centre hub giving you access to all the supportive materials you need, in one place. Ahead of the launch, we are running a webinar to introduce and talk you through the new hub which will cover:

  • What it looks like and its key features
  • How you can get the most out of the hub and how to navigate it
  • how to access the NEW online centre community forum: IMI Connect

The webinar will be facilitated by Georgia Murnane and, we have a team of expert panellists leading the webinar as follows: Georgia Murnane, Community Manager – The IMI, Mark Eichler, Principal Consultant – Cantarus, Nicola Neville, Centre Services Manager – The IMI

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IMI External Assurance Centre Support & Guidance Update (Scotland)

This webinar was presented by the IMI regional External Quality Assurer's and discusses the below topics.

  • Centre feedback in relation to the Adjustments to the Strategy process
  • Adjustments to the Strategy 2021
  • Lapsing periods for core skills
  • Introduction to lapsing periods for qualifications
  • Introduction to Ofqual CASS
  • Best practice
  • Q&A

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An Initiative to Help Colleges Find Jobs for Automotive Students - 10th March 2021

Every year, around 10,000 Level 1 to 3 automotive students are lost to the automotive industry after qualifying because they struggle to secure a role. Couple this with the fact that investment in future technicians has significantly dropped, particularly during the pandemic, the industry is reaching a critical point.

Colleges are struggling to find opportunities for their students to secure their first automotive role. Conversely, the industry is struggling to fill vacant positions as they do not have the time to appoint and equip college leavers with the relevant training and experience. This webinar will address why this is happening, what colleges can do to improve placement rates and how Autotech Academy can help colleges across the UK to find meaningful employment for qualified leavers with no financial outlay on the part of colleges.

This webinar will be of interest to those within the Automotive Department of colleges that deliver any course relating to the automotive industry, Heads of Faculty, Heads of automotive department, automotive lecturers and college Senior Management Teams.

Presenters: Steve Nash, CEO - The IMI & Gavin White, CEO - Autotech Recruit

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IMI external quality assurance centre support & guidance update

This webinar was presented by the IMI regional External Quality Assurer's and discusses the below topics

  • Centre feedback in relation to ERF process
  • Draft Ofqual guidance Vocational Contingency Regulatory Framework (VCRF)
  • Introduction to CASS (centre assessments standard scrutiny)
  • Best practice
  • Q&A

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How the MOT annual training and assessment has changed, and what you can expect from 2021 - 17th February 2021

This webinar will focus on the 2030 deadline reaction, what it means for our industry, and how we prepare.

Discussion points include:

  • Why it is important to complete your training and assessment before the deadline
  • How the assessment & test have changed
  • How MOTs are a vital part of the business model for garages
  • Where MOT is headed: People & training
  • Challenges

Presenters: Graham Allan MIMI, Partnership Manager - IMI, Christopher Price, Head of MOT Policy - DVSA and Roy Prosser, Product Manager PTI - Crypton

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Taking care of your headspace & wellbeing - 11th February 2021

Join us for this webinar surrounding your mental health & wellbeing. Our panellists will help you recognise the signs your headspace may be suffering, and the tips and tricks you can incorporate to ensure you are taking care of your mental health.

Discussion points will include:

  • Our brain's response to the current situation and lockdown
  • Looking after your mental health & wellbeing and how to do this
  • Mental resilience, what it is and how to build it
  • The support and resources Ben can offer to those working in automotive

Presenters: Matt Wigginton MIMI, Fundraising Director - Ben, James Elliott, Mental Resilience Coach

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What you need to know about IMI's new eLearning platform - 19th January 2021

Due to go live in March, this introductory webinar will give you a taste of the IMI's new eLearning platform and our partnership with VOCANTO.

Discussion points include:

  • Partnership background
  • Why this is the evolution of learning
  • Platform benefits & features
  • Benefits for teachers, students, or anyone who wants to learn

Presenters: Steve Scofield - Head of Business Development, the IMI and Chris Cotterill - UK Business Development Manager, the IMI

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IMI Brexit Update + Expert Q&A - 14th January 2021

What the new Brexit deal could mean for the auto industry, for recruitment and considerations for businesses.

Discussion points will include:

  • How the Brexit deal affects the automotive industry
  • Potential short, medium and long term effects
  • What could this mean for international workers?
  • What companies should be thinking about for recruitment
  • Workforce planning and development
  • Does Brexit effect those who are currently looking for work?

Presenters: Steve Nash - CEO, the IMI, Steve Scofield - Head of Business Development, the IMI and Sam Purvis - Managing Director, The Compass Partnership Ltd

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Webinar Recording Archives - 2020

Mentor & Assessor – Roles & Responsibilities and Grading Work within the IMI eLogbook - 26th November 2020

This webinar is for approved centres in England who use IMI eLogbook in delivery of Apprenticeship Standards and will cover:

  • The difference between the role of a Mentor and the role of an Assessor/Support Coach
  • Grading work and Progress Bars as a Mentor
  • How to check work monitor progress as an Assessor
  • Q&A

Presenters: Elizabeth Denton - eLearning and VLE Co-ordinator & Chris Cotterill - UK Business Development Manager from the IMI

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Delivering IMI Vocational and Technical Qualifications in Scotland 2020/21 - 18th November 2020

This webinar is specifically for Scottish centres, Colleges Scotland & ESP Scotland and will cover:

  • Business Development update – VOCANTO and TechSafe
  • How IMI have supported centres through the pandemic
  • Centre best practice and utilisation of assessment for the 2020/21 academic year

Speakers: Chris Cotterill - UK Business Development Manager, Grant Kidger - External Quality Assurer – North and Adrian Stevenson - External Quality Manager - North All from the IMI

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Insights & Industry Support from Ben. (Pre-Recorded)

A conversation with IMI's CEO, Steve Nash and Rachel Clift, Health and Wellbeing Director from Ben Automotive Charity.

We will discuss mental health support, financial and redundancy support and how we, as an industry, can help Ben.

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Delivering Vocational Qualifications 2020-21 - 6th October 2020

This webinar is focused towards our IMI centres who are delivering regulated qualifications. We will be discussing:

  • Recap on Extraordinary Regulated Framework (ERF)
  • Introduce Extended Extraordinary Regulated Framework (EERF) – What's included
  • Best Practice for Delivery – Banking units, digital evidence, remote delivery
  • Next Steps

Speakers: Mark Armitage - Head of Membership Products & Services, IMI, Lindsey Mitchell - Product Manager, IMI, Adrian Marshall - External Quality Manager - South, IMI

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IMI eLogbook – The Centre Coordinator Role - 30th September 2020

This webinar covered the redeem code process and the core functions of the 'Centre Coordinator' role. These are the first steps to setting up an IMI eLogbook.

Discussion points included:

  • How to redeem a code and access an eLogbook
  • Centre Coordinator role – setting up groups
  • Centre Coordinator role – Assigning other roles
  • Q&A

Please note: This webinar only applies to Apprenticeship centres based in England

Presenter: Elizabeth Denton, eLearning and VLE Co-ordinator - The IMI
Supporting: Ian Holt, Chris Cotterill & Barry Williams – The IMI

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Post-lockdown challenges: Q&A with Steve Nash and Guests – 6th August 2020

The automotive industry has shown great resilience, with over 95% of businesses reopening and more to follow as we slowly navigate our way out of the pandemic. However many challenges still remain, this Q&A will give you the opportunity to put your questions to the IMI's CEO, Steve Nash along with industry experts.

Speakers: Steve Nash FIMI CEO, The IMI, Tom Denton FIMI Consultant, Automotive Technology & Hayley Pells FIMI Director, Avia Sports Cars Ltd.

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Transitioning to Standards - 15th July 2020

The webinar is focused on apprenticeship standards and end point assessment, which will be covering the differences between Frameworks and Standards. It is the foundation session for a series of future webinars which will be detailing eLogbook help.

Speakers: Tony Lawson - End Point Assessment Manager – North The IMI, Ian Holt, E-learning and VLE Coordinator, The IMI and Elizabeth Denton, E-learning and VLE Coordinator, The IMI.

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Lockdown and Beyond for IMI End Point Assessments – 2nd July 2020

Speakers: Mark Armitage - Head of Membership Products & Services, Nishma Harris - Interim Assessment Services Manager, Tony Lawson - End Point Assessment Manager - North and Barry Williams - End Point Assessment Manager - South from the IMI.

This webinar is focused on training providers, or employer engaged in EPA's with the IMI.

We will be discussing:

  • SEPA Registrations…QLMS API
  • Update on booking process and the current acceptance of EPA booking regarding FS
  • IMI review of notification regarding EPA bookings to help centres facilitate EPA quicker
  • Agreed adaptions for assessments
  • Facility Risk Assessments
  • Success Stories during lockdown

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The Cashflow Clinic: tips and techniques from KPMG and the IMI – 24th June 2020

Get answers to your urgent business finance and cashflow questions from Andrew Burn, Partner & Head of Automotive, KPMG; Lee Swinerd, Managing Director, KPMG and Simon James, CFO, the IMI.

This webinars looks at:

  • The essentials of budget and cash flow forecasting
  • Managing your cost base and liabilities when cash is tight (inc VAT, rent and rate deferrals)
  • Managing your bank
  • Managing your company financing (debt vs equity)
  • Changes in legislation which will impact the sector

For sole traders, SME owners and managers & managers with P&L responsibility in medium-sized and larger business.

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IMI Centres Delivering Qualifications with Adapted Assessments – 18th June 2020

Panellists: Mark Armitage, Adrian Marshall, Glyn Evans & Phil O'Neill from the IMI.

This webinar is aimed to inform IMI Centre staff looking to adapt the assessment approach for learners, in line with Ofqual's Extraordinary Regulatory Framework. An overview of the submission process for adapted assessments with IMI Qualifications, under the Ofqual Extraordinary Regulatory Framework, including details on alternative assessment methods.

Useful documents:

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Preparing your business for the "New Normal" - 28th May 2020

With Steve Nash – CEO, Steve Scofield – Head of Business Development, The IMI & Gordon Grant – Global Sales Director, CitNOW

This webinar is designed to support by providing insights into how best-in-class workplaces are adapting post-lockdown with a focus on dealerships, OEMs & independent business.

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Regulatory Framework - 27th May 2020

To provide an overview of the impact the regulatory framework will have on IMI Qualifications, for learners due to achieve up to the end of July 2020.

Speakers: Mark Armitage, Head of Membership Products & Services, Lindsey Mitchell, Product Manager, Adrian Stevenson, External Quality Manager – North & Adrian Marshall – Head of External Quality – South The IMI.

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Supporting automotive through lockdown and beyond - 20th May 2020

As the UK prepares to go back to work, the IMI looks at the support and resources that have been made available to the sector since going into lockdown. From support and guidance for those that have been furloughed and those that have continued to work to information on the job retention scheme and returning to work.

Join the IMI's CEO, Steve Nash and Mark Armitage, Head of Membership Products and Services who are joined by Kelly Gibson – Head of Employment Law at Taylor & Emmet. Taylor and Emmet partner with the IMI, offering members access to 45 minutes free legal advice per topic.

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Motivation, Mental Health & The Motor Industry - 14th May 2020

With guest speakers, James Elliott, Mental & Resilience Coach and Carl Williams, Director – Williams Management Consultancy

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Your Business Survival Guide - 12th May 2020

A webinar for independent garages, body shops and MOT centres with Steve Nash, Steve Scofield – The IMI Andy Savva – The Garage Inspector & Dean Lander – Thatcham Research.

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Learning in the lockdown - 6th May 2020

Learning in the lockdown: Innovative ways to maintain development and training.

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Q&A webinar recording - 23rd April 2020

Watch our IMI team address your concerns in our LIVE webinar recording.

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For any questions around our webinars and events, please contact Georgia Murnane.