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2021/22 MOT Annual Training Update – May 2021

2021/22 MOT Annual Training Update – May 2021

30 April 2021

Want to get ahead with this year’s MOT annual training and assessment? The RMI is offering a selection of training packages to suit your needs and the needs of your MOT testing station.

The RMI can thoroughly support testers to ensure they have access to a method of training designed to suit their needs, including options to undertake and log their annual training remotely, to ensure all testers are compliant with the DVSA’s requirements.

This year’s assessment pass mark remains at 80%, but due to the wide scope of the Annual Assessment syllabus we advise testers to ensure they complete their training and assessment in good time to accommodate potential re-takes.

To help testers log their assessment pass score, their assessment result will now upload directly from the awarding body. Due to this, it is vital that candidates correctly fill in their DVSA user ID and date of birth when undertaking their assessment. Once completed successfully, the result will then be automatically added to the tester’s record on the MTS by the awarding body.

The 2021/22 topics for group B (cars) are:

  • MOT testing requirements
  • New vehicle technology
  • Corrosion and standards of repair
  • The MOT Inspection Manual for cars and passenger vehicles

The 2021/22 topics for group A (motorcycles) are:

  • MOT testing requirements
  • New vehicle technology
  • Corrosion and standards of repair
  • The MOT Inspection Manual for motorcycles

You can browse our training options below, or for more information about the annual assessment you can visit RMItrainingAcademy.co.uk/annual-assessment.

The following annual training packages are currently available:

Annual Training Workbook

Our cost-effective annual training workbooks allow testers to train from anywhere, in their own time. The workbooks contain self-learning material, sample assessment questions, a log and declaration form as evidence that training has been completed, and personal login details to access the online assessment. This option is also available for class 1 & 2 vehicles (motorcycles).

Workbooks cost £45 + VAT, and you can order as many as you need by calling us on 01788 225 908.


Our tailor-made e-learning platform lets testers complete their training entirely online. The system is straightforward to use, contains guided self-learning and knowledge tests, and allows you to keep a record of your training online. This option is also available for class 1 & 2 vehicles.

Each e-learning package costs £60 + VAT. For more information, or to book the e-learning course, please call us on 01788 225 908.

Classroom Training at the RMI Academies

The RMI Academies offer classroom-based training sessions at each of our training sites, 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, and capacity is strictly limited for each class to comply with social distancing rules.

This package costs £95 + VAT and includes a training session, an RMI workbook, access to the online assessment and tea/coffee. To book a place, please call us on 01788 225 908.

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, and again has a limited classroom capacity.

This one-day course costs £195 + VAT, including assessment costs, and you can call the Member Helpline to book.

On-Site Training

We are once again providing on-site training this 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 providing suitable social distancing measures are in place within your business. 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.

Please note: Due to the extreme popularity of this package, we recommend booking your training date as far in advance as possible to secure your business’ preferred training date.

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 01788 225 908.

Extra Information

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: Once a login code has been issued for an online assessment or an e-learning package, it is not refundable under any circumstances.

Need further information about MOT annual training? Find out more via the Gov.uk website here.