The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) will be running its specialist training courses for vehicle appraisers at the RMI Academy of Automotive Skills in Southam.

The NAMA one day course, which is accredited by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), is designed to standardise vehicle appraisal throughout the motor industry.

Candidates learn how to qualify faults and their severity levels through the grading scheme and justify these decisions utilising the NAMA standards for appraisals, whilst working within a safe environment. It combines a mixture of classroom teaching and practical’s and is completed by an assessment exam which includes a practical test.

NAMA’s grading scheme consists of 5 grades and is designed to facilitate the vehicle auction buying and selling process by giving both parties a better understanding of the vehicle condition. The grades are determined on a points system allocated by type and severity of damage which are assessed by specially trained inspectors at each auction. There is also an unclassified grade for vehicles that are badly accident damaged or require high levels of repair.

Successful attendees will be rewarded with the ‘NAMA Accredited Appraiser’ qualification, and a regular audit process will ensure that the highest standards of vehicle appraisal are maintained throughout the industry.

The training ensures vehicles are consistently appraised giving more certainty about a vehicles condition. This means transactions between buyers and sellers can be conducted more efficiently and will reduce condition ambiguities and possible disagreements.

For more information on course enrolment, please contact