As car security has changed over the years, so has the type of crime associated with it. No longer are cars being taken as a means of getting home after a night out but stolen to order by OCG’s and the either cloned re identified or exported to feed a growing foreign market. 2013 crime figure show that theft of cars is now running at 100,000, while the recovery rate is 32%, leaving approximately 68 thousand vehicles still outstanding as stolen. Too often a vehicle is examined in relation to a crime or collision without the authenticity being established or if recovered its original identity has not been re-established.
This course, accredited by IMI (Institute of Motor Industries) is aimed at Vehicle Examiners, Stolen Vehicle Units, SOCO Officers and Ports Police.
Students will have a complete understanding regarding health and safety protocol before, during and after re-etching. They will be taught how to effectively set up a camera in manual mode to photograph identification numbers. How to accurately take a cast of a suspect VIN number using Isomark. Understand how stamping affects the molecular structure of metal, to prepare the metal for re-etching, to be able to re-etch steel, aluminium and cast iron. How to correctly statement a chemical or thermal restoration.
There are no entry requirements.
Classroom based with practical inputs.
All equipment will be provided.
Your course tutors will help you with your studies during the course. There is a final written examination and a practical assessment.
An Award in the Recovery of Vehicle Identification Numbers from IMI Awards.
The course runs twice a year at AiTS. To book contact AiTS.