Engineering & Automotive

Become an MOT tester IMI Award in MOT Testing (classes 4 and 7) - E184

12 Quays Part Time Level 2 Duration 1 week

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The course will cover theory and practical training on being an MOT tester.

There are 5 parts to the course:

  • safe working practices in the vehicle test centre
  • working relationships within the vehicle test centre
  • managing your own professional development as an MOT tester
  • carrying out pre-test checks for an MOT test
  • carrying out an MOT test
Course Details

The Level 2 Award in MOT Testing (Class 4 and Class 7) gives you the qualification required to train as an MOT Tester. This IMI approved qualification includes theory work, practical training in our purpose built workshop and assessment. On achieving this qualification you will be to undertake the DVSA final observed assessment which on successful completion will give you their Certificate of Competence (CoC) to become a nominated tester.

Entry Guidelines

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is for individuals who want, or need to become MOT testers. To be eligible to undertake this qualification in order to be an MOT Tester, a learner must:

  • have a current and full UK driving licence for the vehicle classes they want to test
  • be a skilled mechanic with at least 4 years full-time employment in the service and repair of the vehicle types to be tested. (Apprentices who have been employed for 4 years are eligible.)
  • have no unspent convictions for criminal offences connected with the MOT testing scheme or the motor trade, or involving acts of violence or intimidation
  • be 'of good repute'

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Assessment Method

Assessments in the course include:

  • a multiple-choice question test
  • a practical assessment
  • You have to pass both to successfully complete the course.
Additional Information

This Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) approved qualification covers safe working practices and working relationships in vehicle testing centres, managing your own professional development, carrying out pre-checks and carrying out a full vehicle test.

  • Safe working practices in the vehicle test centre
  • Working relationships within the vehicle test centre
  • Managing own professional development as a vehicle tester
  • Carry out pre-test checks for a statutory periodic roadworthiness test
  • Carry out a statutory periodic roadworthiness test (classes 4 and 7)

The course also includes:

  • a multiple-choice question test
  • a practical assessment

You have to pass both to successfully complete the course.

Are you aged 16-18?

Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A*-C in English and maths (grade 4 and above)
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips.
Where can I progress to?
Level 3 IMI Award MOT Test Centre Management Explore potential careers via Career Match — it provides current local data on wages and employment prospects.

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Starting 26th June 2023 - Ending - 30th June 2023

REF E184O002

Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Monday 09:00 — 16:00 12 Quays Main Building
Tuesday 09:00 — 16:00 12 Quays Main Building
Wednesday 09:00 — 16:00 12 Quays Main Building
Thursday 09:00 — 16:00 12 Quays Main Building
Friday 09:00 — 12:00 12 Quays Main Building

If you are aged 19 or over:

Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

Fee : £750.00

The fee quoted is for the academic year 22/23.

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