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TMD Friction launches Pagid Professional Academy

TMD Friction, a leading manufacturer of original equipment (OE) brake friction material for passenger cars and commercial vehicles, has launched a new braking training programme, the Pagid Professional Academy.

Uniquely, every Pagid Professional Academy course will be backed by TMD and fully approved and certificated by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI). Independent trainers will deliver the training and participants can learn through either hard copy materials or a dedicated eLearning site.

The first course to be offered will be the IMI QAA Award in Light Vehicle Brake Fitting, which combines a step-by-step distance learning programme, a two-day training master-class and a practical exam.

To promote awareness of the new programme, TMD is offering three free places on the very first Pagid Professional Academy training course, to be held at the Haynes International Motor Museum, near Yeovil, on 23-24 September 2014. Each prize is worth in excess of £1200.

To enter the draw, Pagid customers must register their interest via the ‘contact us’ form on the Pagid Professional website before Friday 22 August:

Carl Jackson, Director – Business Development IAM at TMD Friction, said: “We are delighted to launch the Pagid Professional Academy. It is the perfect complement to our existing training resources and will help UK technicians to learn braking inside out.

“We also wish the best of luck to all those competing for the three free places on the course at Haynes in September. To mark this special occasion, in addition to receiving IMI accreditation, those that pass the first course will gain Pagid Professional status and receive branded merchandise, signage, technical and promotional support.”

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