HGV/PCV Inspection Training + IRTEC Accreditation


HGV Inspection Training

  • VIATS deliver HGV Inspection Courses for your workshop technical staff, either at your premises at time to suit you or at our training centre. This courses are excellent for delegates who are heavily involved in the maintenance and preparation of vehicles for annual test or safety inspections.
  • Benefits of training your staff
Correctly identify defects against annual test deficiencies 
Reducing your maintenance costs through correct wear and tear evaluation
Increasing the confidence that your company runs vehicle safely, legally and reliable, and
Minimising deficiencies at annual tests and on the roadside
  • Our Trainers are Ex- DVSA/VOSA and are verified to be able to deliver courses. Our trainers are also IRTEC and IMI approved.
  • 2 day classroom HGV Inspection Course.
  • Full inspection training to DVSA standards.
  • Delivered at our Training Centre in Astwood Bank/Redditch or at your premises.
  • 1-2-1 courses available if required.
  • 3 day HGV Inspection Course
  • As per 2 day course with the addition of full practical assessment.
  • For courses at your premises all we need is a room and entry to your workshop, inspection equipment and 1 vehicle.
  • 1-2-1 courses available if required.
  • 1 day Vehicle Inspection Refresher Update Course
  • Covering all updates by DVSA and an opportunity for inspectors to refresh their knowledge.
  • Delivered at our Training Centre in Astwood Bank, Redditch or at your premises


PCV Inspection Training

  • VIATS deliver PCV Inspection Courses for your workshop technical staff, either at your premises at time to suit you or at our training centre. This courses are excellent for delegates who are heavily involved in the maintenance and preparation of vehicles for annual test or safety inspections.
  • Benefits of training your staff
  • Correctly identify defects against annual test deficiencies 
  • Reducing your maintenance costs through correct wear and tear evaluation 
  • Increasing the confidence that your company runs vehicle safely, legally and reliable, and 
  • Minimising deficiencies at annual tests and on the roadside
  • Our Trainers are ExDVSA/VOSA and are verified to be able to deliver courses. Our trainers are IRTEC and IMI approved.
  • 2 day classroom PCV Inspection Course
  • Full Inspection training to DVSA standards
  • Delivered at our Training Centre in Astwood Bank/Redditch or at your premises.
  • 1-2-1 course available if required
  • 3 day PCV Inspection Course
  • As per 2 day course with the additional of full practical assessment.
  • For courses at your premises all we need is a room and entry to your workshop, inspection equipment and 1 vehicle.
  • 1-2-1 courses available if required.
  • 1 day PCV Inspection Refresher Course 
  • Covering all updates by DVSA and an opportunity for inspectors to refresh their knowledge.
  • Delivered at our Training Centre in Astwood Bank, Redditch or at your premises


IRTEC Accreditations

  • This Accreditation is specially designed for HGV and PCV Technicians.
  • Technicians who complete the IRTEC assessments are tested on both theoretical and practical skills, once completed an IRTEC Licence is awarded and is valid for 5 years after which a re- accreditation is required.
  • IRTEC Accreditation :
  • We currently offer the IRTEC Inspection Technician Accreditation for HGV and PCV.
  • Eligibility:
  • A Large Commercial Vehicle/Light Commercial Vehicle/Bus & Coach candidate must have a minimum level of relevant industry experience.
  • Technicians can count experience in sub-sector as relevant such as LCV, LCOMV, or B&C in an appropriate role as follows.
  • Inspection Technician 3 years minimum 
  • OR
  • Hold a relevant industry nationally recognised competence qualification (SQV, NVQ, VCQ) as follows as well as a minimum of 1 years post qualification experience in an appropriate role.
  • Re - Accreditation
  • Any current IRTEC licence holder must undergo re - accreditation within 5 years of the award to maintain the IRTEC status.