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Course Date: 25/04/2018

For Whom: New or inexperienced Vehicle Sales Staff. The aim of this 2 day training course is to provide an opportunity for trainees to experience and learn a range of innovative selling techniques, and acquire the confidence to use them on a day to day basis. The training will focus on ensuring that they retain existing customers and win many more new ones in the future.

SIMI Skillnet is funded by Skillnet Ireland and member companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

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Course Date: 23/03/2018

GDPR (Data Protection) 

The objective of this seminar is to provide members with a clear understanding of the key aspects of THE NEW General Data Protection Regulations.    The seminar is ideal for Business Owners, General Managers, Sales and Aftersales Managers, and Sales & Service staff, who wish to gain a valuable insight into the changes brought about by the GDPR and it will highlight the practical steps that can be taken from a Motor Industry perspective to ensure compliance with the new regime.

CONTENT:

  • Preparing for the New General Data Protection Regulation
  • Definitions under the Act; data, personal data, sensitive personal data, data subject, data controller, data processor, processing
  • Enhanced rights, security breach notification, data protection officer
  • The implications for non-compliance – Fines, Sanctions and general damages for individuals
  • Sales Order Form Update, privacy statement on all documentation, data protection policy, CCTV images and Data Protection in the Motor Industry
  • Responsibilities of data controller or processor 

 

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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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2 Day Vehicle Sales Management Training.

Is your Sales Department delivering an exceptional performance? 
If you are keen to become a highly motivated, more professional, confident, competent Sales Manager who will lead and inspire the team this is the workshop for you. Sales Managers who attend this programme will not settle for GOOD results he/she will strive to deliver GREAT results. Come with an open mind and a willingness to contribute in a workshops style interactive training session and we’ll give you the tools and the motivation to make a positive difference to your sales department.  

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Computer based diagnostics testers can store and display a vast array of information. This aim of this course is to explain and demonstrate how the information at hand can be used in an integrated way to affect a logical diagnostic procedure. Additionally the course will cover some of the lesser known variations of fault codes, actual values, adjustments and special functions found with Esi[tronic} 2.0 software.

SIMI Skillnet is funded by Skillnet Ireland and member companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

To Book or for any further information complete and return form below to Margaret O’Shea at email: training@simi.ie.

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As most members will be aware in 2006 the Financial Regulator set out Requirements to establish minimum standards across all financial services providers to ensure that consumers received a minimum level of professionalism and expertise from their financial advisers

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For Whom: This course is aimed at Test Centre Managers and/or the individual within the Test Centre who has overall responsibility for the day to day administration and supervision of the Test Centre operation. 

COURSE WILL BE HELD IN 2018 SUBJECT TO DEMAND

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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.

Accredited individuals are required to complete 15 hours formal CPD annually. SIMI Consumer Credit CPD modules are 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).    

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PROFITABILITY WORKSHOP  WILL BE UPDATED FOR 2018 

Workshop Objectives:
Following the success of the Aftersales Profitability Workshop in 2016 the Franchise Dealers Committee identified a need among their sector for a similar event to focus on Used Car Sales Management Profitability in 2017.

This one day Used Car Sales Management Profitability Workshop will provide delegates with the practical skills, knowledge and competencies to work profitably, professionally and competently as Used Car Sales Managers within the retail motor industry

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Overall Aim and Objectives: The objective of this one day training course is to provide trainees with the skills and competencies to work professionally as a Parts Advisor in the retail Motor Industry in Ireland.

Course will be offered  in April/May 2018 

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