What’s on at the RMI Academies – October 2019

The RMI Academy of Automotive Skills has been created to help technicians develop their careers across all aspects of automotive training – and as your “one stop shop”, we can help your garage business too. With courses at our venues in Runcorn, Southam and Winchester, we can help your business ensure its staff are thriving in our ever-changing sector.


NEW FOR YOU: To help your business even further, we are now offering technicians the opportunity to complete the Practical Assessment of the MOT Tester 4&7 qualification at our RMI Academy venues as an optional fourth-day element of our three-day course. This option is available for selected courses on a first-come, first-serve basis at no extra cost.


After a candidate successfully completes their Practical Assessment and receives certification from the RMI, the DVSA must still visit their premises of employment and conduct a Demonstration Test prior to signing off the candidate as a licensed MOT Tester.


If you’re interested in helping to fast-track your staff’s qualifications, please call our friendly helpline team on the direct member helpline or 0845 305 4230 and ask for information about courses with fourth-day practical assessments.


MOT Course Bundles

Want low-cost, top-quality training designed to benefit you? 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. Click here to find out more information.


MOT Annual Training

The RMI Academy is also 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 at their earliest possible convenience to remain up-to-date with the latest information provided by the DVSA.


For more information about the RMI’s Annual Training packages, read our Annual Training update for October 2019 here.


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.


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.


We are currently looking for feedback regarding the variety of courses available at the Winchester Training Centre, so if you’d like to make a suggestion please call the direct Member Helpline or 0845 305 4230 to register your interest.


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.


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 like your nearest RMI Academy Facebook page or the RMI Academy Twitter for training updates.


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



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