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What’s on at the RMI Academies - April 2018

What’s on at the RMI Academies - April 2018

29 March 2018

With the MOT Annual Training deadline for 2017/18 now passed as of March 31st, testers can now concentrate on the other aspects of their training for the upcoming year should they wish. The RMI Academy of Automotive Skills continues to offer a range of training courses for existing and potential MOT testers at two, easy-to-access venues, designed to cater to technicians nationwide.

Regarding the new MOT Annual Training year, the syllabus for 2018/19 requires a comprehensive understanding of the revised MOT Inspection Manual which comes into force on the 20th May 2018, and the pass mark has been increased to 70%. Due to these changes, we are advising all testers to consider their 2018/19 Annual Training early, and classroom training for the new syllabus at both RMI Academies is available now. Click here for further information about the new Annual Training syllabus and other training options.

To book any of the courses below or for more information, please call the Member Helpline on 0845 305 4230. If you can’t find any suitable training dates on our calendars please give us a call to discuss your needs.

RMI Academy training centres are open to all eligible candidates and Testing Stations; however, members of the RMI can take advantage of preferential prices as a benefit of membership.

To view the available courses at either of our Academies, you can use the calendars below to see our April training dates and their availability. To see further ahead, you can also view the Southam and Runcorn calendars in full via the RMI Training Academy website.

Southam Calendar – April 2018


Runcorn Calendar – April 2018


Dates and availability subject to change.

MOT Training Courses

All our automotive training provides technicians with the skills needed to become and maintain their status as an MOT Tester or MOT Manager. Both Academies also provide classroom-based Annual Training sessions on the current DVSA syllabus, allowing testers to complete their mandatory training.

MOT Tester Training - Class 4 & 7

This is a three-day course, including an online examination, (plus a practical assessment, completed at your business premises) for experienced technicians who would like to become an MOT Tester.

Course prices start from £495 + VAT for RMI Members.

For more information about MOT Tester Training Class 4 & 7 click here.

MOT Tester Training - Class 1 & 2

This is a three-day course for experienced technicians who would like to become an MOT Tester for motorcycles.

Course prices start from £495 + VAT for RMI Members.

For more information about MOT Tester Training Class 1 & 2 click here.

Light Vehicle Inspection Level 3

This course is designed for technicians whose job role involves the inspection, maintenance and repair of light vehicles. The accreditation provides proof of current competence and recognition of your skills, and has been designed for technicians who do not hold a relevant, level 3 qualification but want to become an MOT tester for class 3, 4, 5 or 7 vehicles.

Course prices start from £600 + VAT for RMI Members.

For more information about Light Vehicle Inspection Level 3 click here.

MOT Centre Management

This is a two-day compulsory course for prospective MOT Managers. Those who are responsible for the operations of MOT stations (e.g. site managers) will also benefit from attending.

Course prices start from £275 + VAT for RMI Members.

For more information about MOT Centre Management click here.

MOT Annual Training Classroom Sessions - Class 4 & 7

2018/19 MOT Annual Training classroom sessions at both RMI Academies includes three hours of training, an RMI workbook, the online assessment, and refreshments.

Course prices start from £75 + VAT per candidate.

*New for 2018/19*: enhanced, full-day annual training courses are also available at RMI Academy sites to provide testers with further training and practical elements covering the implementation of EU Directive 2014/45. This course costs £195, including assessment costs, and you can call us today to book. Find out more about this course here.

For more information about MOT Annual Training click here.

Technical Training Courses

Being a member of the IGA provides you and your technicians with a range of training opportunities. Our courses progress from introductory on-site training, to comprehensive Level 3 courses at the RMI Academy sites in Southam and Runcorn. Below you can find the technical training courses held at the Academies. Click here for a full list of the IGA’s technical training courses.

Diagnostic Procedures 1

This 1-day course assists technicians in developing an understanding of the diagnosis of modern vehicle systems, including the most effective ways to identify and isolate faults, primarily in petrol engine management. The utilisation of popular aftermarket diagnostic scan-tools; the multi-meter and digital oscilloscope, will be discussed and demonstrated.

For more information about Diagnostic Procedures 1 click here.

Diagnostic Procedures 2

This 1-day course will look at the diagnostic process when applied to diesel engine management and other commonplace vehicle systems. The wide range of the course is intended to give independent technicians a brief overview of the various systems. It will show that an effective diagnostic process can be used to isolate faults on all systems found on the vehicle.

For more information about Diagnostic Procedures 2 click here.

Intermediate Oscilloscope

This 1-day course will build on the basic use of an oscilloscope to facilitate the testing of automotive systems. Using a blend of theory and practical work, insight will be gained into the advantages of using and an automotive oscilloscope over other methods of testing to monitor the operation of both electronic and electro-mechanical components.

For more information about Intermediate Oscilloscope click here.

If you would like any more information about any courses available at the RMI Academies, you can visit the RMI Academy of Automotive Skills website at www.RMItrainingAcademy.co.uk. You can also find your local Academy on Facebook for training updates.

To book a course, or for availability enquiries, please contact the Member Helpline on 0845 305 4230.