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MOT Update - April 2016

MOT Update - April 2016

29 March 2016

DVSA releases new annual training video

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has published a video to help explain the new annual training and assessment to nominated testers (NTs).

The new ‘Changes to MOT training’ video was released last week and is available on the agency’s GOV.UK web page of the same name on the following link:

· Changes to MOT training

The new MOT annual training starts from 1 April 2016 and it replaces the old MOT tester refresher course.

It’s based on the continuing professional development (CPD) model which is common across many safety-related professions and has a proven track record in improving individual and workplace:

· skills and standards

· performance and professionalism

· confidence, morale and motivation

NTs are now required to complete at least 3 hours of training each year and sit a related annual assessment in order to maintain their testing status.

Each year’s training syllabus will cover subject areas specifically chosen by DVSA and which will tackle known testing issues in a bid to improve overall MOT test error rates.

This all ties in with the agency’s aim of improving vehicle safety and will make the future training garages and testers undertake will have a real and positive impact on overall road safety.

DVSA has also updated its guidance on the GOV.UK website with some sample questions and video testimonials from testers who’ve taken part in a recent MOT annual training pilot.

For further details visit Changes to MOT training and to keep updated with the latest news on this subject sign up for email alerts from the agency’s Matters of Testing blog.