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May 2, 2018
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As I’m always looking to accredit my military qualifications into civilian quals so when I leave the army, people can understand what I can or can’t do, it got me thinking, is there anyone or anywhere that can give some form of recognised qualification for building a car? Obviously it may need extra work or tests etc but does anything like this exist?

May 4, 2018
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That is a good idea.

I dont know of anyone doing it but it could follow the NVQ process.

some sort of controlling body, possibly the factory, would state the aim of the course, what you learn of the course and the end result

The final bit would be the outside examining body, the IVA.

And you are presented with an NVQ in Zero building

think it meets all the NVQ requirements

Only thing would be its worth as a accreditation, in the UK it is not even necessary to have any motor qualification to work on cars as a living.

May 9, 2018
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Developing that idea would be a build school at the factory where you'd learn the practical steps required to build a Zero. Something like what Factory Five do in the US. Maybe a 5 day course? If a recognised accreditation isn't possible then at least you'd be equipping owners / potential owners with the skills to build.

May 9, 2018
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That is something I suggested and volunteered to do when I was there.

I managed to get to run a demo on scuttle and rear panel building one open day, but other than that there was little enthusiasm for the idea.

As for accreditation, you only need state what the aim of the course is and the standard a student needs to reach, and provide a way to test they achieve it.

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