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City and Guilds Part 1 – Retread Workshop Practice

The RMA runs a highly acclaimed correspondance course in Retreading Workshop Practice under the auspices of the City and Guilds of London Institute. The City and Guilds Part I course is open to candidates from retread companies on a global basis.

The course is correspondence based, with two ‘Mock’ examinations to monitor progress during the periods of study, extending from September to April each year.

The course reference book is the RMA’s own publication Retread Process – Workshop Practice, recently written specifically for candidates taking the course, which covers all of the following speciality areas of retreading:- inspections (initial, secondary and final), buffing, repairing, cementing, tread preparation and application, sidewall veneering, matrices, curing, pre-cure retreading, legislation and health & safety.

The final examination, consisting of a written examination paper, can be taken either at various locations in the UK or locally, throughout the world, in conjunction with a local technical college or university. The final examination takes place in April each year.

Certificates are awarded to all successful candidates by the City & Guilds of London Institute, the world renowned examination body.

The City and Guilds Part I course is ideal for retreaders wanting to supplement and increase the knowledge of their workshop staff and managers and is a valuable marketing tool in dealings with customers, proving the knowledge and expertise of employees.

Fees for the course are £269 per candidate for RMA members (£469 for non-members).

Retreaders wishing to find out more about the course or wishing to enrol for the course starting in September can do so by e-mailing the RMA or by faxing 01787 226975.