Course Type: Part Time,Employer

Level 4 IRTEC Bus and Coach Advanced Technician Assessment

  • Course Code BDU405
  • Day Weekdays
  • Time TBC
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Other

The IRTEC Advanced Technician level provides recognition for individuals either in, or working towards a senior position such as a supervisory role or similar within a maintenance and repair workshop environment.

Technicians should be working in the industry and ideally have at least five years experience or a Level 3 S/NVQ (or equivalent qualification) plus at least one years experience in a relevant industrial environment. This is to ensure they are familiar with the skills, knowledge and techniques required to diagnose system faults, communicate effectively at all levels and be able to transfer their technical knowledge to others such as apprentices & technicians.

In order to achieve an IRTEC Advanced Technician licence, a technician must carry out a theory (under pinning knowledge) test and a series of practical assessments at an IRTEC approved assessment centre.

Once accredited, IRTEC technicians agree to abide by the IRTEC code of conduct, receive a licence card, certificate and are placed on the IRTEC technicians register. As an additional benefit, IRTEC licence holders are eligible to apply for a free Halfords Trade Card.

The practical assessments in the Advanced Technician licence are as follows:

  1. Electrical System Diagnostics
  2. Computer Based Test Equipment
  3. Diesel Fuel and Emission Systems
  4. Instructional Support
  5. Effective Communication

Technicians have a 12 month window to successfully complete all assessments.

Days & Times

We run this assessment at various days and times throughout the year. For our latest dates please call us on 0191 490 2246.



The place of study

You will be working in our state of the art workshops in a fantastic building purposely built and designed for motor industry related subjects. All our workshops are fully equipped with the latest vehicles and industry standard equipment giving you the best experience and skills.

An interview is required and guidance is required.

How to apply

You can apply by contacting the Employers Team on 0191 490 2258 or alternatively email employers@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

No formal qualifications are required, however you must have relevant industry experience.

Required experience

For all ATA courses, a working knowledge of the automotive industry is essential in the respective trade discipline.