What’s on at the RMI Academies - September 2018


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:

  • Light Vehicle Inspection level 3 (training & assessment)

  • MOT Tester Training – Class 4 & 7

  • MOT Annual Training (Workbook, classroom or e-learning)

Complete MOT Manager - £1470 + VAT for RMI Members:

  • Light Vehicle Inspection level 3 (training & assessment)

  • MOT Tester Training – Class 4 & 7

  • MOT Annual Training (Workbook, classroom or e-learning)

  • MOT Centre Management

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.