What’s on at the RMI Academies - May 2021
Take advantage of our range of courses and help strengthen your technician’s skill sets with the RMI Academy of Automotive Skills – with training made to support your business.
The RMI is the representative, not-for-profit trade association for garage businesses and is owned by garages like you. Our sole aim is to support your business, not to make a profit for the benefit of shareholders. We deliver high quality, cost effective training at unbeatable prices.
We also provide MOT annual training sessions for testers. With the MOT annual training pass mark remaining at 80% for the 2021/22 testing year, it’s vital for testers to take extra time to prepare and train for their assessments and ensure their skills are up to date.
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 IGA Member Helpline on 01788 225 908. You can also email us at email@example.com.
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 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 0845 305 4230. 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.
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 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.
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.
ADAS Introduction & Awareness
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.
For more information about ADAS Introduction & Awareness click here.
ADAS Awareness & Practical
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.
For more information about ADAS Awareness & Practical click here.
Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Routine Maintenance Level 2
This 2-day course covers the skills and knowledge required to work safely around a vehicle’s high and low voltage electrical system and electric drive train system, whilst carrying out repairs or maintenance. This course costs £400 + VAT for RMI members.
For more information about Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Routine Maintenance Level 2 click here.
Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Repair Level 3
This 3-day course covers the technology associated with the present generation of hybrid and electrically propelled vehicles. The focus is on gaining a thorough understanding of how the electric vehicle functions and the variation of electric vehicle types currently available, and there is a strong emphasis on safe working practices. This course costs £600 + VAT for RMI members.
For more information about Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Repair Level 3 click here.
Wheel Alignment Introduction & Awareness
This half-day course covers the safety and understanding of wheel alignment equipment, features and data, giving technicians knowledge of the various tools and equipment available and how to use them within the workplace. This course costs £100 for RMI members.
For more information about Wheel Alignment Introduction & Awareness click here.
Wheel Alignment Awareness & Practical
This 1-day course covers the features and safety of wheel alignment equipment and data, including adjusting. Technicians will learn the functions of the equipment and how to use it safely. A practical element is held within this course where technicians will be able to demonstrate and use the equipment within the workshop, enabling them to put what they have learnt into practice on the same day. This course costs £195 for RMI members.
For more information about Wheel Alignment Awareness & Practical click here.
To book a course, or for availability enquiries, please call us on 01788 225 908 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.