Course Type: Part Time,Employer

Senior MET Technician Accreditation (ATA)

  • Course Code BDU078
  • Day Weekdays
  • Time Daytime
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Skills Academy - Automotive

ATA was created to help the motor industry keep on top of constant, rapid changes in technology, legislation and working methods, by encouraging and measuring the current competence, knowledge and ability of those working within it. By providing proof of current competence, ATA  benefits both individuals and their employers.

The MET route is intended for technicians whose job role involves the repair of vehicles typically involved in accidents or similar incident circumstances. You should have ideally have at least three years experience to ensure you are familiar with the skills, knowledge and techniques required to replace various components, including returning vehicle systems to manufacturer specification and diagnosing system faults.

The Senior MET Technician Accreditation will be made up of an online assessment containing 30 questions and the following practical assessments 

ATA 002    Cosmetic panel alignment

ATA 003    Cooling system components

ATA 004    SRS scan tools

ATA 006    MET- complex

ATA 007    Vehicle electrical - complex fault finding ( safety systems )

ATA 008    Vehicle suspension

ATA 012    4 wheel alignment - return to specification

ATA 013    4 wheel alignment - interpretation of data

ATA 013    4 wheel alignment

Days & Times

We run this course at various days and times throughout the year. Please enquire on 0191 490 2246 for our latest dates.



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.

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.