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What’s on at the RMI Academies – New training venue open in the South!

The nights are drawing in and the clocks are falling back – but the RMI Academy of Automotive Skills is still set to spring forward with our range of training courses to ensure your business is running at its finest.

As well as our two Academies in Southam and Runcorn, we are now proud to offer courses at our NEW RMI Winchester Training Centre. This expansion means we can provide training for even more technicians across the UK – so whether your technicians are new to MOT testing or experienced in the industry, we can help you to support your staff and strengthen your business with high quality, cost-effective training.

Courses at our new venue begin later this month, so be sure to register your interest early to secure a place.

What’s more, the RMI Academies are now offering MOT course bundles, so your technicians can complete all their necessary qualifications at a cost suited to your needs. Our Academies are here to support you, not make a profit for shareholders – so we can give you the best training at the best possible prices.

To book a course or for more information, please call the direct member helpline, or 0845 305 4230.

Please be advised dates and availability are subject to change.

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%.

Because the changes have affected every tester, on every MOT test carried out we are advising all testers to consider their 2018/19 Annual Training early. As well as this, now that the EU Directive 2014/45 has been implemented in the GB Testing Scheme there are considerable changes that testers need to be aware of.

For further information about the new Annual Training syllabus and the packages we offer, you can view our MOT Annual Training Update for November 2018.

RMI Academy training centres are open to all eligible candidates and Testing Stations; however, members of the RMI can take advantage of preferential prices as a benefit of membership.

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.

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.

Vehicle Technician Accredited Assesment (VTAA 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.

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.

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.

New for 2018/19 – Enhanced Classroom Training

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.

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. This course costs £125 + VAT for RMI members.

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. This course costs £125 + VAT for RMI members.

Intermediate Oscilloscope

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. This course costs £125 + VAT for RMI members.

Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Routine Maintenance Level 2

This 2-day course covers the skills and knowledge required to work safely around a vehicle’s high and low voltage electrical system and electric drive train system, whilst carrying out repairs or maintenance. This course costs £400 + VAT for RMI members.

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.

If you would like any more information about any courses available at the RMI Academies, you can also follow the RMI Academy Facebook page and like your local training venue for training updates.

To book a course, or for availability enquiries, please contact the direct member helpline, or 0845 305 4230.

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