Training & Accreditation

Trainee technician working on winscreen repair in Chelmsford


Want to train as an glass technician? Need to add some qualifications to your CV? Glass professionals need to keep on top of new vehicle technologies, which are continually evolving. 
At Essex Glass & Windscreens we run our own glass technician's training academy, the Automotive Glazing Academy , offering vocational qualifications for auto glazers. 
The IWA was the first centre in the UK independent automotive glazing sector to offer these assessments for the national Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) scheme. 
 Whether you want to become an apprentice or are an experienced technician wanting to update your skills, call our team at the IWA where we are happy to answer your questions and advise you on the best way to develop your skills. 


If you have recently completed a manufacturer assessment programme that has been ATA approved, you may already have passed the required assessments to become an ATA registered technician. Contact us if you are unclear about your eligibility for assessments, and for dates and prices. 
During the assessment day you will need to complete practical and online tests, after which you sign the ATA Code of Conduct and have your photo taken for the ID card.
We can advise you on the day if you have passed all your assessments. If you don't manage to pass, we will provide written guidance on your training needs, after which you will be able to complete a partial re-assessment in those areas in which you were not successful, at an additional cost.


Being ATA accredited demonstrates proven technical expertise and professional standards
ATA graduates are registered on the IMI website
Accreditation is valid for 3 years from the day of your assessment (from April 1 2012)
It's a national assessment scheme that is regulated by the IMI
Auto trade equivalent of Gas Safe certification for plumbers and heating specialists
Training is backed by major vehicle manufacturers, insurers and auto repair organisations
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Essex Glass & Windscreens - Training For Technicians Of Auto Glass Repairs In Chelmsford - Essex
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