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What’s on at the RMI Academies - May 2018

What’s on at the RMI Academies - May 2018

30 April 2018

Looking to kickstart your automotive training? The RMI Academy of Automotive Skills offers a range of training courses for existing and potential MOT Testers at two venues, designed to cater to technicians nationwide.

We offer a wide selection of courses, whether you are just beginning your automotive career or looking for further, in-depth training to suit your needs. Read on to see our full list of course options, designed to help you make your training go further.

To view the May training dates and available courses at either of our Academies, you can use the calendars below.

To see further availability, you can also view the Southam and Runcorn calendars in full via the RMI Training Academy website.

To book a course 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.

Southam Calendar – May 2018


Runcorn Calendar – May 2018


Dates and availability subject to change.

MOT Annual Training

The new MOT Tester Annual training year 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%.

Because the changes will affect every tester, on every MOT test carried out – and will do so by the end of May, we are advising all testers to consider their 2018/19 Annual Training early.

As well as this, Once the EU Directive 2014/45 is implemented in the GB Testing Scheme there will be considerable changes that testers will need to be aware of and understand.

For further information about the new Annual Training syllabus and the packages we offer, you can also see our MOT Annual Training Update for May 2018.

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.

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

2017/18 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. Find out more about this course here.

New for 2018/19 – Enhanced Annual Training: 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.

Technical Training Courses

Being a member of the IGA provides you and your technicians with s 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.

Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Repair Level 3

This 3 day course covers the technology associated with the present generation of hybrid and electrically propelled vehicles. The focus is on gaining a thorough understanding of how the electric vehicle functions and the variation of electric vehicle types currently available, and there is a strong emphasis on safe working practices.

For more information about Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Repair Level 3 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.