IMI Level 2 Award in MOT Testing (classes 4 and 7)

You will study at our state-of-the art STEAM Academy at Pencoed Campus.

  • £1,000

  • 29 hours over 5 days (8 hours minimum will be practical delivery)

This qualification is for individuals who want, or need, to become MOT testers.

To become an MOT Tester, you are required to achieve a short qualification. Successful completion of this qualification allows you to assess light vehicles (classes 4 and 7).

This qualification is primarily developed for those individuals who wish to enhance their career by qualifying as an MOT Tester. Achievement of this qualification enables you to apply to undertake the DVSA final observed assessment in order to achieve your Certificate of Competence (CoC), enabling you to become a Nominated Tester.
The content of this qualification has been designed to reflect the contents of the National Occupational Standards for MOT Testers.

The content of the qualification includes:

  • Working safely within a vehicle test centre
  • Communicating with colleagues and customers
  • How to manage and maintain your CPD
  • Carrying out pre-test checks
  • Carrying out an MOT test

External Assessment: This qualification is subject to externally set and externally marked assessment in the form of online tests delivered through the IMI online testing platform.

This test will consist of 40 questions, to be answered in 75 minutes, and will span the breadth of the content for each of the units.

Internal Assessment: In addition to the externally set and externally marked online tests, you must successfully undertake practical assessments provided by IMI.

To be eligible to undertake this qualification in order to be an MOT Tester, you must:

  • Have a current and full UK driving licence for the vehicle classes you want to test
  • Be a skilled mechanic with at least 4 years full-time employment in the service and repair of the vehicle types to be tested. (Apprentices who have been employed for 4 years are eligible.)
  • Have no unspent convictions for criminal offences connected with the MOT testing scheme or the motor trade, or involving acts of violence or intimidation
  • Be ‘of good repute’

To become a nominated tester (NT) for class 3, 4, 5 or 7 vehicles, you must also have an ‘appropriate’ qualification.

MOT annual training: Current MOT testers need to complete a minimum of 3 hours training each year to maintain their professional status.

MOT annual assessment: Completion of the MOT annual assessment will provide you with certified proof of your competence and certificate of completion to meet DVSA’s requirements.

This qualification is primarily developed for those individuals who wish to enhance their career by qualifying as an MOT Tester. Achievement of this qualification enables you to apply to undertake the DVSA final observed assessment in order to achieve your Certificate of Competence (CoC), enabling you to become a Nominated Tester.
The content of this qualification has been designed to reflect the contents of the National Occupational Standards for MOT Testers.

The content of the qualification includes:

  • Working safely within a vehicle test centre
  • Communicating with colleagues and customers
  • How to manage and maintain your CPD
  • Carrying out pre-test checks
  • Carrying out an MOT test

External Assessment: This qualification is subject to externally set and externally marked assessment in the form of online tests delivered through the IMI online testing platform.

This test will consist of 40 questions, to be answered in 75 minutes, and will span the breadth of the content for each of the units.

Internal Assessment: In addition to the externally set and externally marked online tests, you must successfully undertake practical assessments provided by IMI.

To be eligible to undertake this qualification in order to be an MOT Tester, you must:

  • Have a current and full UK driving licence for the vehicle classes you want to test
  • Be a skilled mechanic with at least 4 years full-time employment in the service and repair of the vehicle types to be tested. (Apprentices who have been employed for 4 years are eligible.)
  • Have no unspent convictions for criminal offences connected with the MOT testing scheme or the motor trade, or involving acts of violence or intimidation
  • Be ‘of good repute’

To become a nominated tester (NT) for class 3, 4, 5 or 7 vehicles, you must also have an ‘appropriate’ qualification.

MOT annual training: Current MOT testers need to complete a minimum of 3 hours training each year to maintain their professional status.

MOT annual assessment: Completion of the MOT annual assessment will provide you with certified proof of your competence and certificate of completion to meet DVSA’s requirements.

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