What’s on at the RMI Academies - December 2020



As we approach the final quarter of the MOT testing year, the additional demand for MOT tests following the MOT extension period earlier this year means it is vital to support the learning and development of your testers and technicians.


The RMI 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 tailored to suit the needs of your business.


The RMI Academy also helps you and your business prepare for additional demand with our specialist training, including weekly MOT Tester Training courses.


As educational institutes, RMI Academy venues are remaining open throughout lockdown for essential training, with very limited spaces and 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 classrooms and hallways

One person at a time in reception

Hand sanitiser in multiple locations

Social distancing in place in classrooms and breakout rooms

PPE gloves and masks for staff where necessary

One person at a time in toilets and hand washing facilities

Candidates asked to reuse mugs throughout the day

Laptops, tablets, tables etc. disinfected regularly

Bespoke training is available upon request, and please note that furloughed employees can also undertake training, provided 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 enquiries@rmif.co.uk.


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.


MOT Tester Training - Class 4 & 7


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.


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 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.


For more information about Vehicle Technician Accredited Assessment (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


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 December 2020.


MOT Annual Training Classroom Sessions – Classes 3, 4, 5 & 7


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.


Find out more about this course