2019/20 Annual Training Update - April 2019
April 1st sees the arrival of MOT Tester Annual Training for the 2019/20 training year, with a new syllabus for testers designed to further deepen their knowledge and continue with Continuous Professional Development (CPD). The assessment’s pass mark remains at 70% this year.
1. Updates to testing standards since the introduction of EU Directive 2014/45
2. Introduction section of MOT Tester Manual
3. Highlighted areas of concern including Tyres - Lighting - Driver’s View - Suspension - Brakes
4. Use of the MOT Testing Service to improve Test Quality Information including TQI data and to update user profile details
As the UK’s largest automotive trade body and leading MOT experts, the RMI are dedicated to meeting the needs of the industry in a cost-effective way. As the experts in this field who work closely with the DVSA, we can support your testers with thorough training to help them ensure they have access to a method of training designed to suit their needs.
To find a training package to suit the needs of your garage business, you can browse our training options below. For more information about the annual assessment you can also visit .
Annual Training Workbook
Our annual training workbooks are a popular, cost-effective option as they allow you to train in your own time. The workbook contains login details for the online assessment, and there is also a form to sign within the book to record your training and keep on file. This option is also available for class 1 & 2 vehicles (motorcycles).
We allow 7-10 days for workbooks to arrive via post and you will need time to take the training and assessment, so please order as soon as possible.
Workbooks are £45 + VAT, and you can order as many as you need by calling us on 0845 305 4230.
Classroom Training at the RMI Academies
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.
To book a place, please call us on 0845 305 4230.
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 3 hours required, covering the implementation of EU Directive 2014/45.
This one-day course costs £195 + VAT, including assessment costs, and you can call the Member Helpline to book.
Regional Training Events
The RMI is continuing with our 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; however,
the online assessment will then need to be completed in your own time.
Click on the event you’d like to attend to book tickets. Tickets cost £70 + VAT, and places are strictly limited to 40 per event. Event time and location details are also provided on the booking pages.
If you would like to attend a Regional Event in an area we have not provided, please contact the Member Helpline to register your interest for a training session.
The RMI provides e-learning packages for class 4 & 7 and class 1 & 2 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.
For more information, or to book the e-learning course, please call us on 0845 305 4230.
We have reopened on-site training for the new 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, we recommend 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.
To book on-site training, please call the Member Helpline on 0845 305 4230.
All RMI training packages include at least three hours of training or self-learning for the 2019/20 syllabus for class 4 & 7 vehicles, plus the online assessment. Where specified, training is also available for class 1 & 2 vehicles. All options meet the mandatory annual requirements set by the DVSA.
Please note that once a login code has been issued for an online assessment or an e-learning package, it is under any circumstances.
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