What’s on at the RMI Academies - July 2019
Looking to upskill your technicians? Need your testers to complete their MOT Annual Training? Want to give your technicians additional knowledge to support their career? The RMI Academy of Automotive Skills can help you. Our range of courses support technicians across a variety of topics – so whatever it is you want your staff to achieve, we can help.
The MOT Testing year for 2019/20 is well underway, so it’s important for testers to complete their mandatory MOT Annual Training. Take a look at the RMI’s assortment of courses designed to suit your Annual Training needs below.
If you’ve already completed or arranged your Annual Training package for this year, the RMI Academies are also here for you. With our MOT and Technical courses, we can help you support your technicians through every step of their career – and help you to develop your garage business.
Want low-cost, top-quality training? 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. Read on to see our available courses and find out more information.
We are currently looking for feedback regarding the variety of courses available at the Winchester Training Centre, so if you’d like to see a particular course on offer please call the direct Member Helpline or 0845 305 4230 to register your interest.
To book a course or for more information, please call the direct member helpline, or 0845 305 4230.
Please be advised all course dates and availability are subject to change.
MOT Annual Training
The RMI Academy is continuing to provide Annual Training for MOT testers wishing to complete the mandatory training and assessment for the 2019/20 testing year. Although the assessment’s pass rate remains at 70% for this year, we are still advising testers to complete their training early to remain up-to-date with the latest information provided by the DVSA.
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.
For more information about the RMI’s Annual Training packages, read our Annual Training update for July 2019 here.
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. The RMI’s training venues 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 Assessment (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.
Please note this course is currently unavailable at the RMI Winchester Training Centre.
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
2019/20 MOT Annual Training classroom sessions at all RMI training venues include three hours of training, an RMI workbook, access to the online assessment, and refreshments.
Course prices start from £75 + VAT per candidate.
Enhanced Annual Training Classroom Sessions
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 a range of training opportunities. Our courses progress from introductory on-site training, to comprehensive Level 3 courses at the RMI Academy training venues. Below you can find a list of our currently available 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. This course costs £125 + VAT for RMI members.
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.
This course costs £125 + VAT for RMI members.
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. 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.
To book a course, or for availability enquiries, please contact the direct member helpline, or 0845 305 4230.