The RMI Academy of Automotive Skills provides a “one stop shop” for all your MOT training needs.
As the representative, not-for-profit trade association for garage businesses, The RMI is owned by garages like you. Our sole aim is to support your technicians, not to make a profit for the benefit of shareholders. We deliver high quality, cost effective training at prices that cannot be beaten.
With weekly courses at sites in the Midlands and North, we can support your business no matter your requirements – with quality training from experienced trainers who can help your technicians achieve their training goals.
To book a course or for more information, please call the Member Helpline on 0845 305 4230.
Please be advised dates and availability are subject to change.
NEW Course Bundles
If you have an experienced technician at your garage, kick-start their career as a fully qualified MOT tester with our new course bundles:
Complete MOT Tester - £1095 + VAT for RMI Members:
Complete MOT Manager - £1470 + VAT for RMI Members:
Call us on the direct member helpline or 0845 305 4230 to find out more or book a package.
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.
Course prices start from £600 + 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 £375 + VAT for RMI Members.
For more information about MOT Centre Management click here.
MOT Annual Training
The MOT Tester Annual training year syllabus for 2018/19 requires a comprehensive understanding of the revised MOT Inspection Manual which came into force on May 20th 2018, with an increased pass mark of 70%.
We offer two annual training packages at the RMI Academies:
MOT Annual Training Classroom Sessions - Class 4 & 7
2018/19 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. Find out more about this course here.
Enhanced Classroom Training - New for 2018/19
Enhanced, full-day annual training courses are also available at RMI Academy sites to provide testers with further training and practical elements covering the implementation of EU Directive 2014/45.
This course costs £195 + VAT, including assessment costs, and you can call us today to book. Find out more about this course here.
For further information about the new Annual Training syllabus and the other packages we offer, you can view our MOT Annual Training Update for September 2018.
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.
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.
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 costs £600 + VAT for RMI members.
For more information about Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Repair Level 3 click here.
If you would like any more information about any courses available at the RMI Academies, you can also follow the Southam and Runcorn Academy Facebook pages for training updates.
To book a course, or for availability enquiries, please contact the direct member helpline or 0845 305 4230.