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Code SV3001
Credits 2
Level Award
Duration 2 days
Type Classroom

Practical assessment, workbook and final exam

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Unit A5, Lakeside Business Park
South Cerney
Gloucestershire GL7 5XL
Tel:  +44 (0)1285 864650
Fax:  +44 (0)1285 864659
  This is a IMI Award  

Plant and Agricultural Machinery Theft Awareness and Identification

Every week £1 000 000 worth of plant and agricultural machinery is stolen from all over the UK (Home Office Figures). The theft is low risk to the criminal with little chance of being checked or the plant being examined while it is being moved around the country.

It is estimated that only 5-10% of stolen plant and agricultural machinery is ever restored to its rightful owners. 

What you will study

  1. An extensive knowledge base about the nature and extent of plant theft.
  2. Comprehensive understanding of rational selection, (What to stop!).
  3. A full understanding of a preliminary roadside check, (What to look for when you have stopped it!).
  4. How to recognise fake and altered chassis numbers.
  5. How to recognise fraudulent and tampered chassis plates.
  6. Understanding paints and primers.
  7. Effective use of the £10 tool kit.
  8. Designations and terminology.
  9. Understanding CESAR and the importance that this ACPO accredited scheme can assist you.
  10. Other plant databases and the implications of using them.
  11. Understanding of chemical and thermal restoration.
  12. Accurately ageing a machine on the roadside.
  13. Pro-active and re-active security.
  14. Health and Safety - the dangers surrounding plant

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements. 

Pre-course study

There is no pre-course study.

Study method

Classroom based with practical work during the course.  There is a final written examination.

What you will need

Your joining instructions list any specific requirements.  Reflective clothing, overalls, boots and head protection are required.

Teaching and assessment

Your course tutors will help you with your studies during the course.  They will mark and comment on your coursework and final exam.

Professional recognition


What's the award

An Award in Stolen Plant And Agricultural Machinery Theft Awarness and Identification from IMI Awards in

When does it run

5 times a year and on demand at your workplace.

How to register

Contact Student Registrations on +44 (0)1285 864650 to register.