On the buses - Cardiff and Vale College to run IRTEC inspection qualification
Cardiff and Vale College has become the only college in Wales to be approved as an irtec Centre - part of a voluntary scheme that assesses people who maintain and repair vehicles in the commercial and passenger carrying sector.
Companies have had to send their technicians and mechanics to centres in England for assessment, leading to extra expenses. They can now come to CAVC for the irtec Inspection Technician assessment for HGV and PCV.
The College has worked closely with Cardiff Bus to deliver its first irtec Inspection qualification to one of the company's experienced technicians, David Blackburn.
The irtec qualification is an Institute of the Motor Industry scheme owned by IRTE - the Institute of Road Transport Engineers - that assesses the competence of technicians working in the commercial vehicle, trailer and passenger carrying industries. Technicians and mechanics who take the irtec test are assessed on their theoretical and practical skills and, if successful, are awarded an irtec licence which lasts for five years.
Cardiff and Vale College is looking to expand irtec provision to include the Service Maintenance Technician award very shortly.
If you would like any further information about the irtec scheme please contact Robert Court on 02920250313.