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Dear Member,

I am pleased to announce a new and exclusive member offer: a one-month complimentary subscription to Autodata’s online technical training solution. This new platform provides technicians with access to hundreds of high-quality e-learning and video training modules for all skill levels, with new courses added every month. You can find out more and sign up for your trial below.

The IGA is responding to Northern Ireland’s Call for Evidence on introducing biennial MOT testing for cars, light goods vehicles and motorcycles. Whilst their MOTs are carried out in a different way to the rest of the UK, the IGA will be opposing the change on the grounds of road safety and consumer detriment. We have no reason to believe that it will affect the mainland if a decision is made to change the frequency of MOT tests, however, this is not something we are taking for granted.

The new Lincoln based RMI Academy of Automotive Skills training facility was officially opened last Monday by local MP, Karl McCartney. The new site is the first of a number of new academies planned as part of our commitment to bring more localised training to businesses across the UK. You can explore the range of MOT, technical and annual training available at the academies in the bulletin below, or call us for more information.

Finally, don’t forget that we are now halfway through the 2021/22 MOT annual training year. This year’s topics are challenging and the assessment pass mark remains at 80%, so don’t wait until the last minute and risk your testers getting suspended. If you need further support, please get in touch to discuss your requirements so we can help you find a suitable training solution.

Best regards,


Stuart James
Chief Executive

Stuart James

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