What’s on at the RMI Academies – March 2020
The MOT Tester Annual Training deadline is fast approaching – but the RMI Academy of Skills is here to help your garage business. Whether you’re looking to complete your mandatory Annual Training, train new technicians, or broaden your staff’s knowledge base, we have the courses to help you.
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 wide selection of high quality, cost effective training packages.
Course bundles are also available, and so is bespoke training - call our friendly team on 0845 305 4230 to discuss your requirements or read on to find out more about our courses.
To book a course or enquire, please call the direct member helpline
or 0845 305 4230.
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. Please be advised all course dates and availability are subject to change.
Don’t Forget: The MOT Annual Training deadline for the 2019/20 testing year is Tuesday 31st March 2020, so ensure your testers have completed and logged their training and added their assessment results to their MTS profile prior to the final day! Find out more in this month’s annual training update.
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.
This is a four-day course for experienced technicians who would like to become an MOT Tester, that includes an online examination, plus a practical assessment which can be completed at an RMI Academy venue or your business premises.
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.
Course prices start from £495 + VAT for RMI Members.
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.
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.
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
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, up until the March 31st deadline. With only one month left, you should be taking steps to complete this year’s training before the deadline or face suspension from testing by the DVSA.
For more information about the RMI’s Annual Training packages, read our March MOT Annual Training update here.
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, 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 o