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Complete your 2017/18 MOT Annual Training with the RMI

Complete your 2017/18 MOT Annual Training with the RMI

31 May 2017

You have until March 31st 2018 to complete this year’s mandatory training and assessment. The topics for classes 4 & 7 this year are:

  1. Corrosion Assessment
  2. Assessment of Wheels and Tyres

Like last year, the RMI is offering five annual training options to help you complete the new training and ensure you have access to a method that suits the needs of your business.

Now that the DVSA have confirmed that AEs will face disciplinary actions and/or suspension from testing if their testers don’t complete their annual training, we recommend completing it as early as possible. This will ensure that you work through the training thoroughly and leave enough time to study for the assessment, which has a higher pass mark of 60% this year. It is also likely that DVSA will be even stricter in monitoring compliance with requirements this time around, so why not pass your annual training early?

Here are the five ways you can complete your annual training with us:

1. On-site training

Our MOT QC field team can deliver annual training at your premises for up to 6 testers at a time. The online assessment may be taken immediately following the course with the trainer present if time permits, otherwise testers can take it at their own convenience.

As this needs to be arranged in advance with our field team, please call 0845 305 4230 to secure your ideal date today.

The price for the training session is £200 + VAT, and includes RMI workbooks for each candidate.

This does not include online assessment costs, which are £34 + VAT per delegate.

The rest of our packages include the cost of the annual assessment:

2. Classroom training at the RMI Academy of Automotive Skills

Classroom training sessions are available at the RMI Academy sites in Southam and Runcorn, with the annual assessment taking place at the end of the course. This was a popular option last year as you can complete all of your requirements in one day.

The next annual training dates at the Southam site are the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th June. Please call us for availability in Runcorn, and you can see the rest of the upcoming dates on our live calendar on the RMI Academy website.

This package costs £75 + VAT and consists of a training session, access to the online assessment, an RMI workbook, and tea/coffee.

For more information, or to book a place at a training session, please call us on 0845 305 4230.

3. Regional training events

This year we will be touring the country again to hold training events for testers who are not in reach of an RMI Academy. These are being planned at the moment so we will let you know the dates and locations when booking is open.

This package will cost £70 + VAT, including the annual assessment (which must be completed outside of the training session) with places strictly limited to 40 per event.

4. Workbook and assessment pack

Our annual training workbooks are another popular, cost-effective training option, as testers can complete it in their own time. The workbook contains login details so you can access the online assessment, and it is also an easy way to record your training as there is a sign to form within the book which you can keep on file.

Workbooks are £45 + VAT, including the annual assessment, and you can order as many as you need by calling us on 0845 305 4230.

We are also working on a workbook for class 1 & 2 vehicles - more information coming soon, or call 0845 305 4230 to pre-order.

5. E-learning

Annual training and the online assessment can also be carried out fully online through an e-learning system. This option is also available for class 1 and 2 vehicles (motorcycles).

This package costs £60 + VAT which includes access to e-learning and the online assessment.

For more information, or to book the e-learning course, please call us on 0845 305 4230.

Extra Information

All of our packages include at least three hours of training or self-learning for the 2017/2018 syllabus for class 4 and 7 vehicles, plus the online assessment. They all 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 not refundable under any circumstances.

Click here for more information about annual training.

Please call the member helpline today on 0845 305 4230 to guarantee access to your first choice of training and/or dates.