What’s on at the RMI Academies – December 2021

The RMI Academy of Automotive Skills offers a wide range of high-quality MOT, management, technical and annual training, with preferential prices for IGA members. No matter your training needs, we are here to help you grow your business and develop your staff with sites in Runcorn, Southam, Lincoln and Winchester.


What’s more, Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Repair Level 3 courses are currently available at a heavily subsidised rate of £250 to help your garage meet the growing demand for EV servicing and repairs. You can book as many places as you’d like at this rate, so find course details below or call us now on 01788 538 399 to secure your preferred training date.


RMI Academy venues are open for training, with limited course 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

Whatever your training needs, we can help. To book a course or for more information, please call the IGA Member Helpline on 01788 225 908. 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.


Find out more about our available courses below. Please be advised that all course dates and availability are subject to change.


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 five-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 01788 225 908. Course prices start from £545 + 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 £545 + VAT for RMI Members.


For more information about MOT Tester Training Class 1 & 2 click here.


MOT Tester Training - Class 5

This is a one day course for qualified MOT Testers who can currently test Class 4 & 7 vehicles, who would like to become an MOT Tester for Class 5 vehicles.


For more information about MOT Tester Training Class 5 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 and Lincoln Training Centres.


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 2021/22 MOT Annual Training year. The assessment pass rate is 80%, so we are advising testers to complete their training at their earliest possible convenience in case additional time is needed for retakes.


For more information about other training packages that can be completed at home or at your premises, click here to read this month’s MOT Annual Training update.


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 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 beyond the minimum three hours required. This course costs £195 + VAT, and includes access to the annual assessment.


Call us today to book, or find out more here.