What’s on at the RMI Academies – November 2019

Looking for an opportunity to enhance your technicians’ skills and further their careers? The RMI Academy of Automotive Skills helps 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 by offering a range of training options and packages.

Whether technicians want to become MOT Testers, gain Hybrid and Electric Vehicle qualifications or learn more about Air Conditioning, we can help your business with top-quality training at prices made to suit you.

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 November 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.

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.

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.

For more information about VTAA Level 3 click here.

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.

For more information about MOT Centre Management click here.

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.

Find out more about this course here.

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.

Find out more about this course here.

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