IMI Accreditation Cosmetic Repair

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Course Duration
1 Day

The PDR Technician should be working in the industry and ideally have at least two years experience to ensure they are familiar with the techniques used for PDR.

Course Itinerary


PDR Flat Panel Repair – 1hr

A normal door dent repair proving competence for the most straight forward repair of the test. With no obstructions the technician needs to show he/she has the correct knowledge with regards to the methods and tool selection required to repair the damage in a clean manner. Making the damage flat and back to factory condition with no alterations to the orange peel of the paint or any damage to the underside of the panel.

PDR Swage Line Repair – 1hr

A more complex dent which incorporates various stress points in the metal that will need to be addressed in the correct sequence allowing for a clean and successful repair. The body line will need to be rebuilt without any deterioration to the paint or high spots changing the factory finish.

PDR Restricted Access Repair – 1hr

This damage is in an area where the technician has to carefully select the tools that will gain access behind the dent. These tools able to be used are a lot thinner, maximum diameter 1/4”, and sharper so more controlled pushes will be needed to execute the repair returning the area back to factory specification.

MET – Minor

An important part of PDR is being able to access the reverse side of the damage. To do this often requires the technician to remove parts such as tail lights and door cards. We check that the technician obtains the correct manufacturer methods and follows these to remove and replace the parts without damaging clips and trims or interfering with any sensors and associated components.

Visual Vehicle Appraisal

The technician must show an understanding of what type of damage is suitable for PDR and advise other suitable repairs if necessary. We need to make sure that the technician is advising the correct method to ensure no unnecessary liability arises as a result of giving the wrong advice. For example, a simple bumper scuff may have caused more damage than is apparent, including sensor misalignment. In this case more investigation is needed or calibration required rather than just referring for a smart repairer.

PDR Technician UPK Assessment

This part is a controlled theory test performed through the IMI portal. It concludes the assessment day and proves the technician is competent in general vehicle repair as  well understanding general legislation and health and safety laws.

Looking for somewhere to stay?

Here’s a list of hotels near our Training Centre in Peterborough;

Premier Inn – Ferry Meadows 2.1 miles away
Travelodge – Peterborough Awalton 2.6 miles away
Peterborough Marriott Hotel 1.9 miles away
Days Inn by Wyndham Peterborough 0.8 miles away
Premier Inn – Hampton 3.2 miles away

Kindly note that none of the above suggestions are in no way associated with us. This means that no discount is included, and they are only provided for convenience to establish accommodation within the area of our Training Centre.

Ask the trainer

If you are still uncertain as to which course is more suited to you and your needs, our team of experts are able to discuss the best options available at the centre with you. Give us a call on 01733 902513 to schedule a visit to our premises or a call back from the Trainer. You can also send your questions to