What’s on at the RMI Academies – September 2021
Learn more and develop your employees’ skills with the RMI Academy of Automotive Skills.
Our selection of MOT and technical courses are built to help technicians further their careers, and support them every step of the way. Our sole aim is to support your business, not to make a profit for the benefit of shareholders.
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. The RMI Academies are ready to help testers with in-depth training sessions to meet their yearly requirements.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
ADAS IMI AOM 230
This 2-day, IMI accredited course is designed to ensure that the technician has the ability to calibrate Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). It demonstrates the technician’s ability to identify and correctly interpret information relating to a specific vehicle and its ADAS features to determine which method of calibration is required. This course costs £475 + VAT for RMI members.
For more information about ADAS IMI AOM 230 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