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MOT Annual Training Update - November 2017

MOT Annual Training Update - November 2017

30 October 2017

The RMI offers five annual training options to help you complete your 2017/18 MOT annual training and assessment by March 31st 2018, and ensure you have access to a training method that suits the needs of your business.

DVSA have confirmed that testers will be suspended from testing if they don’t complete their annual training, so we recommend completing it as early as possible. This will ensure that you have enough time to work through the training thoroughly and study for the assessment, which has a higher pass mark of 60% this year.

RMI annual training workbook

Our annual training workbooks are another popular, cost-effective training option, as testers can complete them 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 also available for class 1 & 2 vehicles.

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

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 available at Southam are the 3rd and 21st November, and at Runcorn are the 2nd and 20th November. You can see the rest of the upcoming dates on our live calendars at www.RMItrainingAcademy.co.uk.

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.

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


The RMI has launched a new e-learning package for class 4 & 7 vehicles, built from the ground up. It’s tailor-made to be straightforward to use and contains everything required by DVSA in one place. The platform contains knowledge tests as well as training documents, and allows you to keep a record of your training online.

For a limited time only, this package is being offered at the same price as workbooks to members, at £45 + VAT. The price includes access to e-learning and the online assessment.The RMI’s original e-learning package is still available for class 1 and 2 vehicles.

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.

Regional training events

This year we will again be touring the country again to hold training events for testers who are not in reach of an RMI Academy. We will be holding events where we have demand, so please call the member helpline to request a location, or even better gather a group of local garages together before calling.

The next regional event is taking place on Thursday 23rd November in Bury St Edmunds - Click here to book your tickets.

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.

Extra Information

All of our packages include at least three hours of training or self-learning for the 2017/2018 syllabus for the classes of vehicles specified, 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.

Remember to follow your nearest RMI Academy Facebook page (Southam here and Runcorn here) to get the latest training updates, events and course availability straight to your Facebook feed.