What’s on at the RMI Academies – July 2020
The RMI Academy of Automotive Skills is now running courses for garages in need of urgent training.
With courses at our sites in Runcorn, Southam and Winchester, we can help your business ensure its staff are thriving in these ever-changing times by offering a wide selection of high quality, cost-effective training packages.
Spaces for each course are limited, and all sites have implemented strict social distancing and hygiene measures to comply with Public Health England’s guidelines on working safely during the coronavirus outbreak. These include:
One-way system in place around and into the classrooms and out again.
One person at a time in reception
Hand Sanitiser in multiple locations around the Academy
Social Distancing in place in the classrooms and breakout rooms
PPE gloves and masks for staff where necessary
One person at a time in toilets / hand washing facilities
Candidates asked to reuse mugs throughout the day
Laptops, tablets, tables etc disinfected regularly, before and after use
Bespoke training is available upon request, and please note that furloughed employees can also undertake training, as long as it does not generate revenue for your business in the duration of their furlough.
Whatever your training needs, we can help. To book a course or for more information, please call the direct member helpline or 0845 305 4230. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Find out more about our available courses below:
MOT Training Courses
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. The course includes an online examination, plus a practical assessment which can be completed at an RMI Academy site or your business premises.
If a location is needed for the candidate to complete their DVSA VT8 demonstration test after receiving their qualification, we can arrange for this to be conducted on-site at an academy. For more information, please call 0845 305 4230.
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 who do not hold a relevant level 3 qualification but want to become an MOT tester for class 3, 4, 5 or 7 vehicles.
The accreditation provides proof of competence and recognition of skills, allowing candidates to use this training route to become a fully qualified MOT tester.
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 providing annual training for the 2020/21 testing year. The assessment’s pass rate has increased to 80% for this year, so we are advising testers to complete their training at their earliest possible convenience.
For more information about other training packages that can be completed at home or at your premises, click here to read our Annual Training update for July 2020.
2020/21 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 beyond the minimum three hours required. This course costs £195 + VAT, and includes access to the annual assessment.
Technical Training Courses
Being a member of the IGA provides you and your technicians with a range of technical training opportunities. Below you can find a list of technical courses held at RMI Academy sites.
This half-day course provides technicians with awareness and understanding of ADAS procedures within the workplace. It covers safety features, usage of equipment and advises technicians of the various equipment manufacturers within the industry. This course costs £100 + VAT for RMI members.
This full-day course helps technicians to gain better knowledge of ADAS procedures and equipment, and contains a practical element where equipment will be used within a workshop setting.
The practical element is designed to help develop technicians’ pinpoint accuracy of equipment, target positioning and general operation involved within calibrating. The key topics within this course include; ADAS code of practice, Sensors, Reversing aids, Radar systems, Targets, and recalibration.
This course costs £195 + VAT for RMI members.