With less than six months remaining before the 31st March deadline, the Independent Garage Association (IGA) has said that it’s important for testers to ensure they either have completed or are in the process of completing their mandatory MOT Annual Training.
An IGA spokesperson said: “The DVSA expects testers to be aware of any changes implemented to the system throughout the year, so it’s vital to ensure that testers are up-to-date with the latest information.
“As well as this, testers should take every opportunity to broaden their knowledge across all areas of MOT Testing whenever possible.
“With the DVSA making alterations to the MOT Test with effect from 20th June 2019, as per Special Notice 03-19, it is ever-important for testers to be aware of key changes pertaining to MOT testing.”
The IGA supports testers with thorough training to ensure they have access to a method of training designed to suit their needs.
Annual training workbook
The IGA’s annual training workbooks are a popular, cost-effective option as they allow testers to train in their own time.
The workbook contains login details for the online assessment, and there is also a form to sign within the book to record training and keep on file.
This option is also available for class one and two vehicles (motorcycles).
Workbooks are £45 + VAT.
RMI Academy classroom training
The RMI Academies offer classroom-based training sessions at each of our training venues, where testers can complete their three hours of training and annual assessment in one half-day session.
Places must be booked at least one day in advance of the course date.
This package costs £75 + VAT and includes a training session, an RMI workbook, access to the online assessment and tea/coffee.
Enhanced annual training classroom sessions
Enhanced courses are also available at RMI Academy sites to provide testers with further training beyond the minimum three hours required, covering the implementation of EU Directive 2014/45.
The one-day course costs £195 + VAT, including assessment costs.
Regional training events
The RMI is continuing its regional MOT training events for testers who prefer face-to-face training in their local area, in a range of locations across the UK.
These three-hour training sessions will cover the 2019/20 MOT annual training syllabus.
Tickets cost £70 + VAT, and places are strictly limited to 40 per event.
The RMI provides e-learning packages for class four and seven and class one and two vehicles, built from the ground up.
It’s tailor-made to be straightforward to use and contains everything required by DVSA in one place.
The platform contains knowledge tests as well as training documents and allows you to keep a record of your training online.
The cost for each e-learning package for the class of vehicle you test is £60 + VAT.
On-site training is still currently available for this testing year.
This option provides face-to-face training with a member of our field services team for up to 6 testers at a time, and is held at your garage premises for your convenience.
Testers will receive the mandatory 3 hours of training and will be given an assessment code to complete the annual assessment at their own leisure.
Due to the extreme popularity of this training package, the IGA recommends booking as soon as possible to secure preferable dates for your business.
The cost for on-site training starts from £245 + VAT for RMI Members.
Access to the annual assessment is not included in this package and is £34 + VAT per candidate.
For more information about the annual assessment, click ‘more details’ below.