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Course Date: 23/10/2014

A professional and skilled Service Advisor will enhance the profitability and levels of Customer satisfaction & retention in a retail motor business. The objective of this training course is to provide delegates with the skills and knowledge to effectively and efficiently operate as a Service Advisor/Receptionist in your business. 

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Course Date: 20/10/2014

The objective of this two-day Sales Process course is to review, focus and motivate sales people to make sales happen. Suitable equally for new starters and experienced sales people this workshop will give each attendee the skills and the tools needed to enable them to sell new and used cars, commercials and additional products (F&I and Accessories) in volume, profitably, in 2014. 


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Course Date: 14/10/2014

In the retail Motor Industry relying on vehicle sales as the profit engine of the business is unreliable. Sales are affected by many factors outside of the Manager’s control; economic conditions, the availability of credit, inflation, increased taxation and manufacturer incentives.   With annual new vehicle sales creeping back to a sub 100,000 vehicle market, Owner Managers and Dealer Principals cannot afford to miss a single sales opportunity, be it in the Sales, the Service or the Parts department.


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Course Date: 09/10/2014

This course is for any automotive technician expected to diagnose vehicle system faults and test electrical circuits or components. Automotive oscilloscopes are being increasingly utilised for the confirmation of faults and are now an essential piece of equipment for any workshops. The ability to test the signals passing between electronic systems and the respective actuators and sensors is now a routine skill set. This course is an introduction to the skills required in using a typical Automotive Oscilloscope for fault diagnosis. 

The SIMI Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.  PLEASE NOTE: Skillnets is a state funded, enterprise led support body promoting and facilitating training and upskilling through networks, the Training Networks Programme (TNP) 2014, also provides funding to job-seekers to access, free of charge, relevant industry specific training programmes.  For more information contact Margaret O’Shea at email:    

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Course Date: 08/10/2014

The Minimum Competency Code sets out the minimum standard required by law for persons providing advice on or arranging financial products for consumers. Persons or entities who fail to meet the minimum standard required by the Code will not be permitted to provide advice to consumers on retail financial products, such as Payment Protection Insurance or to arrange retail financial products for consumers.    

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Course Date: 06/10/2014

Who this course is for: Any qualified garage technician/motor mechanic who is required to diagnose and repair faults on Common Rail Systems (CRS)   This course will introduce to the trainee the common rail concept and provide information regarding system diagnosis and safety procedures. The trainee will gain valuable in depth knowledge of the hydraulic and electronic system functions and fault diagnosis processes using the latest equipment available, such as KTS and ESItronic information. Use will also be made of oscilloscopes to provide visual interpretation and analysis of various signals.

Course content:

  • Introduction to Common Rail systems
  • Low Pressure Fuel System
  • High Pressure Generation & Control
  • Specific System Components
  • MV & Piezo injector function
  • CR Injector Analysis
  • Additional KTS System Testing
  • Emission Control Devices

Prerequisites: The minimum prerequisites for this course are the successful completion of training on Essential Test Procedures for Electrical Systems Fault Diagnosis or similar. Delegates should be experienced in typical oscilloscope & diagnostic tester operation.     

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Course Date: 01/10/2014

This half day course can be delivered at regional venues subject to sufficient numbers. If you are interested in attending please contact Margaret O'Shea at SIMI for detail  of next course. 

Mistakes when dealing with VAT and VRT can be costly – significant changes to the treatment of VAT in the Motor Industry have happened in recent years and it is essential that you and your staff are aware of the correct procedures and are up to date.   SIMI revise the content and format of this training programme on an ongoing basis to ensure that it meets the needs of members by dealing with areas such as the New Scheme providing for an Export Repayment of VRT which is available since 8th April 2013 - Used car imports, and the treatment of pre-registered vehicles - the difference between demonstrators/pre-registered for own use and those that are put out to car hire. 

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Course Date: 22/09/2014

This course is for technicians who carry out any electrical testing or diagnosis on modern vehicle systems.

Objectives: The focus of the training will be to provide trainees with a working knowledge of the test procedures that allow correct diagnosis of system and circuit faults. The underpinning theory and practical exercises will provide trainees with a sound foundation understanding of auto electrical principles and fundamental test procedures using digital multi meters.

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Course Date: 18/09/2014

A two day Aftersales management course, designed for service and parts managers.

The goal of the workshop is to address head-on the issues created by falling captive service and parts parcs in Ireland. Lower sales volumes & profit margins in car sales, together with the continuous extension of car life are making the performance of the aftersales operations a key to the financial health of a dealership. 


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Course Date: 29/10/2013

Modules 2 /3/4 - total 7 hours CPD 

This CPD course is designed specifically for accredited individuals (‘grandfathered’ and qualified) in the motor industry who have attained and continue to satisfy the specified minimum competency code (Minimum Competency Code 2011), and who:

  • Provide advice to consumers on retail financial products, including Payment protection insurance, or
  • Arrange or offer to arrange retail financial products for consumers.

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