If you study for the full IMS Certificate you must first join the Institute of Management Services (IMS). There are four grades of membership: Affiliate, Associate, Member and Fellow. Each of these is subject to a fee paid to the IMS and varying entry requirements which can be found here.
In relation to taking the Certificate course with Scott-Grant, when you book Modules 1 and 2a you will be charged an additional £235 to cover the IMS cost of becoming an Affiliate member (valid for 5 years). By successfully completing Modules 1 and 2a you will become a qualified work measurement practitioner and attain the IMS Time Study Practical (TSP) certificate.
When you complete all four modules of the Certificate there is a final examination fee of £235 payable. This fee will confer Life membership of the IMS and an upgrade to Associate Member, entitling you to use the designatory letters AMS.
After 2 years as an AMS you can apply to upgrade to Member (designatory letters MMS), subject to appropriate fees and experience.
We will arrange appropriate membership for you and include it on your invoice.
The Institute of Management Services (IMS) is the primary body in the UK concerned with the promotion, practice and development of the range of methodologies and techniques for the improvement of productivity and quality, known collectively as “Management Services”. This embraces the disciplines of industrial engineering, work study, organisation and methods, continuous improvement, Lean and quality. The Institute is the qualifying body for the Management Services and industrial engineering professions.
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The winner of the IMS Student of the Year for 2019, announced in 2020, and the four runners-up were all trained by Scott-Grant. They came from Jaguar Land Rover, Tesco Stores, BMW and two from Next Distribution. Read more.