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Bidding farewell to another successful Chinese delegation

Two groups of Chinese delegates from Huanggang Polytechnic College (HPC) and Shanghai Yangpu Vocational and Technical School (Yangpu) completed a Train the Assessor Programme earlier this month at Emtec, part of Central. 

HPC established their Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Approved Assessment Centre in 2012 to deliver IMI Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Qualifications. They already have qualified Assessors in the Centre, and wish to expand their number of assessors by sending two more candidates to the UK to attend the Assessor Training. 

Yangpu is the first IMI Vehicle Body Repair Approved Assessment Centre in China, and is a new Centre established in November 2016. Their delegates focused on Body and Repair. To meet their requirements, Emtec split the group and designed two different training courses, with their WorldSkills Expert in Body Repair, Frazer Minskip, delivering the ATP 275 Body Repair assessment for them.

Also in attendance was Long Sun, Emtec’s Business Coordination Manager, who is normally based in China. He came to update his existing IMI Assessor Qualification and to gain insight into current trends in working practices in the Chinese colleges. 

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The group were welcomed to Central College by Andy Moore, Managing Director of Emtec (front row second from left) and the Emtec team

The training courses included online theory testing, Health & Safety Awareness, the Assessor Technical Programme ATP 275, and Unit 1 (assessment theory) of the Assessor Qualification. Over the next few months Unit 3 (practical assessment) of the Assessor Qualification will be delivered to the IMI delegates in China.

Stephen Turner, Emtec’s Sector Development Manager, said: “We got really positive feedback from the two-week visit and it’s great to be able to work with both existing and new IMI Centres to share best practice. We look forward to welcoming more delegates onto Train the Assessor programmes over the next few months.”

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Delegates and Emtec staff at the end of the training