S&B Automotive Academy also offers training and qualifications for Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) and Passenger Service Vehicle (PSV) technicians through the independent accreditation scheme, Irtec.
Irtec validates the competence of technicians working to maintain the commercial vehicle, trailer, and passenger carrying industries.
An Irtec license is valid for five years and tests both the knowledge and practical level of an individual. The scheme is voluntary and was developed by IRTE, a professional sector of the Society of Operations Engineers (SOE), to raise standards and encourage industry self-regulation in road transport maintenance. Irtec is recognized as the industry benchmark of skills and knowledge and is managed for the IRTE by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and delivered by accredited centres in the UK and abroad.