MOT Scheme Training Providers
If you are looking for a training provider, always ask who their Awarding Body is (All of the training companies listed in the following list are certified with one of the official awarding bodies), and make sure you are working with a legitimate organisation by checking. Important reminder: don’t send any of your staff for Tester Training unless you can prove he or she has that four years of experience, and is fully pre-qualified.
Many training providers can also offer pre-qualification training to MOT Tester candidates.
ABC Awards supports the MOT industry by working with the DVSA, trade and training centres for your entire MOT training and CPD needs.
Whether you are a current MOT tester or wish to train as a tester or Centre Manager, our dedicated MOT website has all the latest training requirements as well as access to the annual assessment. Our UK wide network of approved centres and membership bodies can provide all your MOT training needs regardless of whether you are looking for online or face-to-face support. In addition our team are here to help and guide you.”
Price: £35 all inclusive for the MOT Annual Assessment. Bulk prices are available for multiple purchases. Prices for qualifications vary.
Contact: Centre Support
Tel: 0115 854 1620
Autotech Training is a specialist division of Autotech Group, the automotive aftermarket’s “go to” employment and training solutions provider. Autotech Training offers a range of MOT related training options, meeting all DVSA standard MOT training needs in one place. This includes MOT Manager, MOT Annual Assessment and Training, MOT Tester Training and VTS Compliance Audits (incorporating MOT Annual Training & Assessment of MOT testers.)
Autotech Training works with awarding bodies such as the IMI and ABC awards to deliver a fully comprehensive range of MOT related training which can be delivered within the company’s dedicated training suite at Autotech Group’s Milton Keynes headquarters. Alternatively, the training team, which includes experienced industry experts, will deliver courses directly to MOT testers and managers on-site within their garage or franchised dealer group to minimise time away from work.
Price: MOT Manager Training – £499 plus VAT, MOT Annual Training and Assessment – £64.99 plus VAT (inclusive of assessment cost), VTS Compliance Audits – from £999 plus VAT, MOT Tester Training – from £1,300 plus VAT.
Contact: Mandla Ndhlovu, Training delivery Director
Tel: 01234 240503
Blackpool & The Fylde College
Blackpool & The Fylde College provides your MOT Training needs. Our 4 day Level 2 New MOT tester course is for those who holds a current level 3 qualification. Delivered by MOT testers in a live MOT centre at our Advanced Technology Centre in Blackpool. Our prices are around £575 with no VAT.
We can also offer Light vehicle inspection for technician who hold no formal Qualifications but have 4 years Experience. We also offer the the Level 3 Mot Centres Managers course over 2 days at just £350. All our courses run weekly throughout the year and we don’t charge VAT.
Cardiff and Vale College
At Cardiff and Vale College, we offer the following courses, which qualify you to become an MOT Tester and/or a MOT Test Centre Manager.
All courses are delivered in our new state-of-the-art Automotive Centre on Dumballs Road, Cardiff.
Price: • ATA Light Vehicle Inspection Technician Course – £550 – 2 days
• IMI Level 2 Award in MOT Tester (Classes 4&7) – £895 – 3 and a half days.
• IMI Level 3 in MOT Tester Centre Management – £450 – 2 days.
Contact: Melissa Thomas
Tel: 02920 250350
Fife College can, they say, deliver first class MOT training and assessment from a modern training facility at Stenton Campus in Glenrothes.
The following MOT related training will provide the technical skills and expert knowledge you require To become an MOT Tester:
• MOT Nominated Tester Training (DVSA Classes 3, 4, 5 & 7)
• IMI Level 3 Accreditation LV Inspection (inc MOT NTT Access)
• MOT Centre Manager Training • MOT Tester Annual CPD Master Class
Fife College is also an approved Vehicle Test Station for the purpose of DVSA VT8 assessments with MOT Bay Hire and VT8 Assessment from £95.
At GTG Training, their accredited MOT Tester qualifications allow candidates to complete the DVSA final observed assessment, which enables them to become Nominated Testers.
They offer a huge range of automotive courses, including ATA Light Vehicle Inspection, MOT Annual Refresher Course (CPD), IMI Level 2 Award in MOT Tester (Classes 4 and 7) and IMI Level 3 in MOT Test Centre Management. Simply quote ‘MOT Magazine’ and receive a 10% discount when you book.
Price: IMI Level 2 Award in MOT Tester £695
IMI Level 3 in MOT Test Centre Management £400
ATA Light Vehicle Inspection £455
Contact: Jim Hendry
Tel: 0131 333 6833
LJM COMPLIANCE SOLUTIONS LTD
LJM Compliance Solutions claim to be the Midland’s leading MOT Training centre, offering quality training for the MOT Scheme, whose trainers have altogether over 75 years experience of DVSA Enforcement and training.
They claim to provide flexible training opportunities for all their courses at a newly built state-of-the-art workshop in Fauld Staffordshire.
LJM also provide MOT consultancy services offering site assessments, DVSA representations MOT refresher training as well as independent quality control checks, quality management changes and more. They also say they are not a club and so don’t charge membership for their services.
Prices: Level 2 awards (classes 1 & 2, 4 & 7) – prices start from £695 + VAT, Level 3 Award in MOT Test Centre Management – price £495 + VAT, IMI Technician Accreditation – prices start from £395 + VAT, DVSA MOT Mandatory Training & Online Assessment packages start from £89 + VAT, class 3 & 5 Training & Assessment packages start from £99 + VAT.
Contact: Amy-Jane Pickering – Training Department
Tel: 01283 734427
The MOT Club provide Classroom or eLearning based MOT Annual Training (CPD). The MOT Club say their eLearning application is the best on the market, developed from the ground up for MOT Testers, and that it’s extremely easy to use; with clear animation, video and voiceover making it interesting & informative.
Level 2 Award in MOT Testing & MOT Managers Training is delivered at their training venue or in conjunction with their training network by a skilled and experience team, all with many years in the trade. They say, “Let our experts help you become an expert yourself”.
Price: eLearning programme – £36 + VAT, MOT assessment £35 + VAT. Classroom CPD training £100 per person minimum class size of 5 people. Level 2 Award in MOT Testing & MOT Managers Training POA
Contact: John Ashton
Tel: 01934 421335
Mantra Learning is a specialist training provider for the logistics and automotive sector. To cope with the growth of hybrid vehicles they offer a tailored package of learning to reskill experienced technicians to become proficient in MOT Testing and managing MOT Testers for hybrid vehicles.
Motor Trade News stated that in 2016 there were just 1,000 UK technicians qualified to work on hybrid and electric cars and by 2018 only 1,000 more will qualify.
They have identified the Health & Safety issues in inspecting hybrid vehicles and their teaching focuses on giving technicians the confidence and knowledge to safely operate in their workshop.
Price: MOT Tester £750, MOT Manager £350, IMI Inspection Technician £95, Hybrid £370, IMI accredited Tyre Fitting course £135 and DVSA Annual MOT CPD £79. Prices shown are ex Vat and special offers are available occasionally.
Contact: Claire Wright
Tel: 0333 220 6646
“Got the experience? We have the training!” Claim Prestige Training; who say since 2016 they’ve successfully trained over 1,000 MOT testers & technicians with, they claim a 99% success rate including quick bookings, accommodation, payment plans, lunch, evenings & weekends and weekly VT8 demo’s.
With the team’s 100 +years expertise plus onsite training rooms, MOT bay & work shop all, “under one roof”, where they deliver a range of MOT training.
Choose from; NVQ’s, IMI Accreditation, MOT Tester training. Annual CPD (all classes), MOT Test Centre Management training, Hybrid Vehicle training, Refrigerant Handling training, Apprenticeships & tailored MOT Consultancy packages.
Price: CPD from £43.20, IMI Accreditation from £695, MOT Tester Training from £595, MOT Test Centre Management from £350, Hybrid Vehicle from £100, Refrigerant Handling from £195
Contact: One of the team
S&B Automotive Academy
At S&B Automotive Academy we can provide the complete training package enabling you to become a registered MOT tester. Training will take place at our Academy in Bristol by experienced professionals. The courses we offer are:
• MOT New Tester (Class 4&7) • MOT New Tester (Class 1& 2) • Manager Award •Annual CPD – Face to Face (Including Assessment) • Annual CPD – Online (Including Assessment)
Prices: New Tester (4&7) – £975; New Tester (1&2) – £795, Manager Award – £575, Annual CPD – £129. Online CPD – £65
Contact: Richard Pope
Tel: 0117 953 3001
Shrewsbury College Group
Currently Shrewsbury College Group trains over 150 technicians a year on MOT courses. They pride themselves on responding to company needs, providing high quality of training that has resulted in a growing reputation within the industry, which has seen their catchment area spread far beyond Shropshire.
Level 2 MOT Testers in classes 4&7, 3 and 5, Level 3 MOT Centre Manager, annual updates/CPD and annual assessment (with evidence to demonstrate when audited), plus for those technicians who do not hold the required Level 3 qualification to undertake the MOT Testers, a 1-3 day Level 3 Light Vehicle Inspection.
Prices: Please ask.
Contact: Course Advise
Tel: 01743 342333
South Devon College
This qualification is primarily developed for individuals who wish to enhance their career by qualifying as an MOT Tester. South Devon College is an IMI Approved Centre and is able to offer Level 2 MOT Testing Qualification Classes 1,2,4 and 7.
The content of this qualification has been designed to reflect the contents of the National Occupational Standards for MOT Testers. Once completed, applications can be made to undertake the DVSA final observed assessment in order to achieve a Certificate of Competence (CoC), allowing the opportunity to become a Nominated Tester.
Contact: Carly Drew
Tel: 01803540492 / 07720213428
TEN Automotive have their own Technical Training Centre offering a range of MOT Tester & MOT Management Courses. The IMI Accredited facility offers a modern approach to training without attendance at a College Campus or sitting in front of a PC for hours.
The ‘five bay’ workshop has modern MOT Equipment providing “hands on” Vehicle Testing experience; and there’s two interactive Training Rooms. Based in Kings Lynn, the courses currently available are:
Light Vehicle Inspection (2 day) MOT Tester (4 day) AE Management (2 day) MOT CPD(half day). Plus; Electric & Hybrid Safety Awareness & Technician Courses. Air Con F-gas Training