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MOT Training Workshops Take Testers Through New Syllabus

The RMI is running a series of regional workshops starting this month to take technicians through the revised syllabus for the 2019/2020 MOT Tester Annual Training.

As before, the pass mark remains at 70% and the course is designed to deepen technician’s knowledge and continue with Continuous Professional Development (CPD). Tickets cost £70 + VAT and places are limited to 40 per event.

The topics covered include updates to testing standards since the introduction of EU Directive 2014/45, the introduction section of MOT Tester Manual, areas of concern such as tyres, lighting, the driver’s view, suspension and brakes and use of the MOT Testing Service to improve Test Quality Information including TQI data and to update user profile details.

Train in Your Own Time

As an alternative, the RMI has its workbooks which allow users to train in their own time. These have login details for the online assessment and a form to sign and record your training and keep on file. This option is also available for class 1 & 2 vehicles (motorcycles).

RMI Academies provide classroom-based training sessions at each training venue where testers can complete their three hours of training and Annual Assessment in one half-day session. Enhanced courses are also available there to take testers beyond the minimum three hours needed, covering the implementation of EU Directive 2014/45.

Garages can also buy the RMI’s e-learning packages for class 4 & 7 and class 1 & 2 vehicles. These are 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.

The RMI has also restarted its on-site training service. This gives MOT testers face-to-face training for up to six testers at a time and is held at the garage’s premises.

The Regional Sessions are as follows:

  • Tuesday 30th April – Bristol
  • Wednesday 8th May – Nottingham
  • Tuesday 28th May – Launceston
  • Tuesday 2nd July – Crawley
  • Tuesday 16th July – Peterborough
  • Tuesday 10th September – Oakham
  • Tuesday 17th September – Bridgend
  • Tuesday 15th October – Hemel Hempstead
  • Tuesday 12th November – Bury St Edmunds
  • Tuesday 26th November – Havant
  • Tuesday 7th January 2020 – Bristol

The topics for 2019/20 are:

  • Updates to testing standards since the introduction of EU Directive 2014/45
  • Introduction section of MOT Tester Manual
  • Highlighted areas of concern including Tyres – Lighting – Driver’s View – Suspension – Brakes
  • Use of the MOT Testing Service to improve Test Quality Information including TQI data and to update user profile details

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