With 2018 well underway, both prospective and existing technicians need to remain up-to-date with automotive training. The RMI Academy of Automotive Skills provides a wide range of courses delivering the best training at the best price without commercial interests.
It’s easy to access your local RMI Academy, thanks to their central locations. The new Mersey Gateway bridge opened in November for those wanting to travel to Runcorn, and the Southam site is reachable from across the Midlands, London and the South West with a central location near the M1, M6 and M40.
Both academies are offering Annual Training Classroom Sessions, for MOT testers to complete their mandatory annual training before the March 31st deadline.
To view the available courses at either of our Academies, you can use the calendars below to see our February training dates. To book a course or for more information, please call the Member Helpline on 0845 305 4230.
If you can’t find any suitable training dates on our calendar please give us a call to discuss your needs.
To see further availability, you can also view the Southam and Runcorn calendars in full.
RMI Academy training centres are open to all MOT Testing Stations; however, members of the RMI can take advantage of preferential prices as a benefit of membership.
Southam Calendar – February 2018
Runcorn Calendar – February 2018
Dates and availability subject to change.
MOT Training Courses
All our automotive training provides technicians with the skills needed to become and maintain their status as an MOT Tester or MOT Manager. Both Academies 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 three-day course, including an online examination, (plus a practical assessment, completed at your business premises) for experienced technicians who would like to become an MOT Tester.
Course prices start from £495 + VAT for RMI Members.
For more information about MOT Tester Training Class 4 & 7 click here.
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 £495 + VAT for RMI Members.
For more information about MOT Tester Training Class 1 & 2 click here.
Light Vehicle Inspection Level 3
This course is designed for technicians whose job role involves the inspection, maintenance and repair of light vehicles. The accreditation provides proof of current competence and recognition of your skills, and has been 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 Academies also offer an Assessment Only course option for Light Vehicle Lv3 candidates, held on the last day of each Lv3 full course.
Course prices start from £600 + VAT for RMI Members.
Assessment Only prices start from £300 + VAT for RMI Members.
For more information about Light Vehicle Inspection Level 3 click here.
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 £275 + VAT for RMI Members.
For more information about MOT Centre Management click here.
MOT Annual Training Classroom Sessions - Class 4 & 7
2017/18 MOT Annual Training classroom sessions at both RMI Academies includes three hours of training, an RMI workbook, the online assessment, and refreshments.
Course prices start from £75 + VAT per candidate.
For more information about MOT Annual Training click here.
Technical Training Courses
Being a member of the IGA provides you and your technicians with s range of training opportunities. Our courses progress from introductory on-site training, to comprehensive Level 3 courses at the RMI Academy sites in Southam and Runcorn. Below you can find the technical training courses held at the Academies. Click here for a full list of the IGA’s technical training courses.
Diagnostic Procedures 1
This 1-day course assists technicians in developing an understanding of the diagnosis of modern vehicle systems, including the most effective ways to identify and isolate faults, primarily in petrol engine management. The utilisation of popular aftermarket diagnostic scan-tools; the multi-meter and digital oscilloscope, will be discussed and demonstrated.
For more information about Diagnostic Procedures 1 click here.
Diagnostic Procedures 2
This 1-day course will look at the diagnostic process when applied to diesel engine management and other commonplace vehicle systems. The wide range of the course is intended to give independent technicians a brief overview of the various systems. It will show that an effective diagnostic process can be used to isolate faults on all systems found on the vehicle.
For more information about Diagnostic Procedures 2 click here.
This 1-day course will build on the basic use of an oscilloscope to facilitate the testing of automotive systems. Using a blend of theory and practical work, insight will be gained into the advantages of using and an automotive oscilloscope over other methods of testing to monitor the operation of both electronic and electro-mechanical components.
For more information about Intermediate Oscilloscope click here.
If you would like any more information about any courses available at the RMI Academies, please use the navigational bar under 'Course Information'.
To book a course, or for availability enquiries, please contact the Member Helpline on
0845 305 4230.