What’s on at the RMI Academies – December 2021
The RMI Academy of Automotive Skills offers a wide range of high-quality MOT, management, technical and annual training, with preferential prices for IGA members. No matter your training needs, we are here to help you grow your business and develop your staff with sites in Runcorn, Southam, Lincoln and Winchester.
What’s more, Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Repair Level 3 courses are currently available at a heavily subsidised rate of £250 to help your garage meet the growing demand for EV servicing and repairs. You can book as many places as you’d like at this rate, so find course details below or call us now on 01788 538 399 to secure your preferred training date.
RMI Academy venues are open for training, with limited course spaces and strict social distancing and hygiene measures to comply with Public Health England’s guidelines on working safely during the coronavirus outbreak. These include:
- One-way system in place around classrooms and hallways
- One person at a time in reception
- Hand sanitiser in multiple locations
- Social distancing in place in classrooms and breakout rooms
- PPE gloves and masks for staff where necessary
- One person at a time in toilets and hand washing facilities
- Candidates asked to reuse mugs throughout the day
- Laptops, tablets, tables etc. disinfected regularly
Whatever your training needs, we can help. To book a course or for more information, please call the IGA Member Helpline on 01788 225 908. You can also email us at .
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.
Find out more about our available courses below. Please be advised that all course dates and availability are subject to change.
Our automotive training provides technicians with the skills needed to become and maintain their status as an MOT Tester or MOT Manager. The RMI’s training venues 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 five-day course for experienced technicians who would like to become an MOT tester. The course includes an online examination, plus a practical assessment which can be completed at an RMI Academy site or your business premises.
If a location is needed for the candidate to complete their DVSA VT8 demonstration test after receiving their qualification, we can arrange for this to be conducted on-site at an academy. For more information, please call 01788 225 908. Course prices start from £545 + VAT for RMI Members.
For more information about MOT Tester Training Class 4 & 7 .
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 £545 + VAT for RMI Members.
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MOT Tester Training - Class 5
This is a one day course for qualified MOT Testers who can currently test Class 4 & 7 vehicles, who would like to become an MOT Tester for Class 5 vehicles.
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Vehicle Technician Accredited Assessment (VTAA) Level 3
This course is 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.
The accreditation provides proof of competence and recognition of skills, allowing candidates to use this training route to become a fully qualified MOT tester. Course prices start from £600 + VAT for RMI Members.
For more information about Vehicle Technician Accredited Assessment (VTAA) Level 3 .
Please note this course is currently unavailable at the RMI Winchester and Lincoln Training Centres.
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 £375 + VAT for RMI Members.
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The RMI Academy is providing annual training for the 2021/22 MOT Annual Training year. The assessment pass rate is 80%, so we are advising testers to complete their training at their earliest possible convenience in case additional time is needed for retakes.
MOT Annual Training Classroom Sessions – Classes 3, 4, 5 & 7
2020/21 MOT Annual Training classroom sessions at all RMI training venues include three hours of training, an RMI workbook, access to the online assessment, and refreshments. Course prices start from £75 + VAT per candidate.
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Enhanced Annual Training Classroom Sessions
Enhanced, full-day annual training courses are also available at RMI Academy sites to provide testers with further training beyond the minimum three hours required. This course costs £195 + VAT, and includes access to the annual assessment.
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Being a member of the IGA provides you and your technicians with a range of technical training opportunities. Below you can find a list of technical courses held at RMI Academy sites.
ADAS Introduction & Awareness
This half-day course provides technicians with awareness and understanding of ADAS procedures within the workplace. It covers safety features, usage of equipment and advises technicians of the various equipment manufacturers within the industry. This course costs £100 + VAT for RMI members.
For more information about ADAS Introduction & Awareness .
ADAS Awareness & Practical
This full-day course helps technicians to gain better knowledge of ADAS procedures and equipment, and contains a practical element where equipment will be used within a workshop setting.
The practical element is designed to help develop technicians’ pinpoint accuracy of equipment, target positioning and general operation involved within calibrating. The key topics within this course include; ADAS code of practice, Sensors, Reversing aids, Radar systems, Targets, and recalibration. This course costs £195 + VAT for RMI members.
For more information about ADAS Awareness & Practical .
ADAS IMI AOM 230
This 2-day, IMI accredited course is designed to ensure that the technician has the ability to calibrate Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). It demonstrates the technician’s ability to identify and correctly interpret information relating to a specific vehicle and its ADAS features to determine which method of calibration is required. This course costs £475 + VAT for RMI members.
For more information about ADAS IMI AOM 230 .
Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Routine Maintenance Level 2
This 2-day course covers the skills and knowledge required to work safely around a vehicle’s high and low voltage electrical system and electric drive train system, whilst carrying out repairs or maintenance. This course costs £400 + VAT for RMI members.
For more information about Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Routine Maintenance Level 2 .
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.This course usually costs £600 + VAT for RMI members, but is currently available at a heavily subsidised rate of £250 for IGA members.
For more information about Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Repair Level 3 .
Wheel Alignment Introduction & Awareness
This half-day course covers the safety and understanding of wheel alignment equipment, features and data, giving technicians knowledge of the various tools and equipment available and how to use them within the workplace. This course costs £100 for RMI members.
For more information about Wheel Alignment Introduction & Awareness .
Wheel Alignment Awareness & Practical
This 1-day course covers the features and safety of wheel alignment equipment and data, including adjusting. Technicians will learn the functions of the equipment and how to use it safely. A practical element is held within this course where technicians will be able to demonstrate and use the equipment within the workshop, enabling them to put what they have learnt into practice on the same day. This course costs £195 for RMI members.
For more information about Wheel Alignment Awareness & Practical .
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To book a course, or for availability enquiries, please call us on 01788 225 908 or email .