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Be a skilled mechanic with at least 4 years full-time employment in the service

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Duration

35 hours

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Part time

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Various

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Overview

This qualification is for individuals who want or need to become MOT testers.

Entry Requirements

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’
  • And to become a nominated tester (NT) for class 3, 4, 5 or 7 vehicles they must also have an ‘appropriate’ qualification. 

An Appropriate Qualification is per below:
(If you do not have one of these qualifications, please contact us before making your booking)

Awarding Body

Qualification

Aberdeen Technical College

Stage II in Motor Vehicle Mechanics' Work

Automotive Skills

Modern Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA)

Inspection Technician - Route: Light Vehicle

Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA)

Light Vehicle Diagnostic Technician

Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA)

Light Vehicle Master Technician

Barnfield College

Level III NVQ in Motor Vehicle Mechanical and Electronic Systems - Year 3 Light Vehicle

Bolton Institute of Higher Education

Higher National Diploma in Automobile Engineering

Business and Technology education Council (BTEC)

BTEC Naional Diploma in Engineering (Motor Vehicle Studies)

CENTRA (North Western Regional Advisory Council for Further Education)

Motor Vehicle Craft Studies, Light and Heavy Vehicles - Part II (First year)

City & Guilds of London Institute

4100 Progression Award in Automotive Vehicle Servicing and Repair - Level III

City & Guilds of London Institute

Automobile Engineering Practice

City & Guilds of London Institute

Certificate for Motor Vehicle Technicians

City & Guilds of London Institute

Certificate in Light Vehicle Mechanics' Craft Studies - Part II or III

City & Guilds of London Institute

Certificate in Heavy Vehicle Mechanics' Craft Studies - Part II or III

City & Guilds of London Institute

Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Craft Practice - Part II

City & Guilds of London Institute

Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Craft Studies - Part II or III

City & Guilds of London Institute

Certificate in Motor Vehicle Craft Studies Modular - Part III

City & Guilds of London Institute

Certificate in Motor Vehicle Craft Studies (pre 381 syllabus) - Part II

City & Guilds of London Institute

Certificate in Motor Cehicle Craft Studies, 381 - Part II or III

City & Guilds of London Institute

Certificate in Motor Vehicle Mechanics' Work - Part II

City & Guilds of London Institute

Certificate in Motor Vehicle Servicing and Repair and Motor Vehicle Engineering

City & Guilds of London Institute

Certificate of Motor Vehicle Technician - Part I

City & Guilds of London Institute

Certificate in Repair and Servicing of Road Vehicles, 383 - Level II or III

City & Guilds of London Institute

Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles at SCQF Level

City & Guilds of London Institute

Full Technological Certificate for Motor Vehicle Technicians

City & Guilds of London Institute

Level III Award in Automotive Vehicle Maintenance

City & Guilds of London Institute

Level III Certificate in Engineering, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance

City & Guilds of London Institute

Level III Certificate in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

City & Guilds of London Institute

Level III Diploma in Engineering - Military Vehicles

City & Guilds of London Institute

Level III Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence

City & Guilds of London Institute

Level III Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

City & Guilds of London Institute

Level III NVQ in Automotive Maintenance and Repair Heavy Vehicle

City & Guilds of London Institute

Level III NVQ in Car and Commercial Vehicle Repair

City & Guilds of London Institute

Level III NVQ in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering

City & Guilds of London Institute

Level III NVQ in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Light Vehicle)

City & Guilds of London Institute

Level III SVQ in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Light Vehicle)

City & Guilds of London Institute

Level III VRQ Diploma in Maintenance and Repair (Light Vehicle)

City & Guilds of London Institute

Modular Certificate in Motor Vehicle Craft Studies - Part III

City & Guilds of London Institute

The Craft Certificate in Motor Vehicle Craft Studies

City & Guilds of London Institute

The National Craft Certificate - Motor Vehicle Studies

The Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Certificate of Trade Proficiency in Inspector Vehicles

The Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Certificate of Trade Proficiency in Support Vehicle Repair (All Variants)

The Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Certificate of Trade Proficiency in Vehicle Mechanic Senior

EAL - EMTA Awards

Advanced Diploma in Engineering and Technology (Multi-Skill)

EAL - EMTA Awards

Level III NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance (Mechanical)

EAL - EMTA Awards

Level III NVQ Diploma in Automotive Engineering (QCF)

EAL - EMTA Awards

Level III NVQ in Automotive Engineering Vehicle Fitting

EAL - EMTA Awards

Level III NVQ in Engineering Assembly

EAL - EMTA Awards

Level III NVQ in Engineering Maintenance

East Midland Educational Union

Motor Vehicle Craft Studies, Part II - First Year: Light Vehicle Mechanics

East Midland Further Education Council

381 Motor Vehicle Craft Studies, Part II - First Year (Light Vehicle Mechanics)

East Midland Further Education Council

Certificate - 390 Motor Vehicle Technicians' Course - Second Year

EDI Awards

Level III NVQ in Transport Engineering and Maintenance (Mechanical)

Engineering Training Authority (EnTra)

Level III NVQ in Engineering Maintenance

Engineering Training Authority (EnTra)

Level III NVQ in Engineering Maintenance (Mechanical)

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI Awards)

Advanced Automotive Engineer

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI Awards)

Associate Member

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI Awards)

Certificate in Heavy Vehicle Mechanical and Electronic Systems, Maintenance and Repair (600 Series)

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI Awards)

Certificate in Light Vehicle Mechanical and Electronic Systems, Maintenance and Repair

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI Awards)

Certificated Automotive Engineer

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI Awards)

Diploma for Automotive Master Technicians

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI Awards)

Diploma in Automobile Engineering

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI Awards)

Diploma in Automobile Engineering and Management

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI Awards)

Level II and III NVQ in Vehicle Mechanical and Electronic Systems

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI Awards)

Level III Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence (VCQ)

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI Awards)

Level III Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (VRQ)

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI Awards)

Level III Diploma in Transport Engineering Maintenance for Passenger Carrying Vehicles (Mechanical)

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI Awards)

Level III Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Light Vehicle)

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI Awards)

Level III NVQ Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI Awards)

Level III NVQ in Transport Engineering and Maintenance (Mechanical)

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI Awards)

Level III NVQ in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Light Vehicle)

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI Awards)

Level III SVQ in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Heavy Vehicles)

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI Awards)

Level IV Diploma for Automotive Master Technicians - Light Vehicle

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI Awards)

Master Automotive Engineer

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI Awards)

Member of the Institute Certificate

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI Awards)

Modern Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Light Vehicles

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI Awards)

Vehicle Mechanic 'B' Class I

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI Awards)

Vehicle Mechanic Class I

Kingston University

BEng in Automotive Systems Engineering Technology

The London Chambers of Commerce and Industry Examinations Board (LCCIEB)

Level III NVQ in Maintaining Automotive Vehicles (Mechanical)

Loughborough College

Higher National Diploma in Motor Vehicle Management

Loughborough College

Level III NVQ in Vehicle Mechanical and Electronic Systems

Loughborough University

BEng in Automotive Engineering

MAN Truck and Bus

Modern Apprenticeship and Level III NVQ in Heavy Vehicle Mechanical and Electronic Systems, Maintenance and Repair

Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services SETA (MERSETA)

Level III Qualification Motor Mechanic

Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services SETA (MERSETA)

Level IV Qualification Motor Mechanic

Mercedes-Benz

Advanced Apprenticeship Program - Level III NVQ and Technical Certificate

Motor Industry Training Council

National Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship in Vehicle Mechanical and Electronic Systems, Maintenance and Repair - Light Vehicles

National jpint Council for hte Motor Vehicle Retail and Repair Industry

Certificate for Vehicle Mechanics and Systems

Northern Counties Technical Examination Council

Light and Heavy Vehicle Mechanics Part II - First year

Northern Counties Technical Examination Council

Motor Vehicle Mechanics - Second Year

North Worcestershire College

Diploma in Automobile Engineering

Oxford Brooks University

BEng in Automotive Engineering

Oxford Brooks University

FdSc Road & Race Car Technology

Oxford Brooks University

Higher National Certificate Automotive Management and Technology

Pearson Edexcel

BTEC Higher National Certificate in Automotive Engineering

Pearson Edexcel

BTEC Higher National Certificate in Motor Vehicle Management and Technology

Pearson Edexcel

BTEC National Certificate in Engineering

Pearson Edexcel

BTEC National Certificate in Engineering (Motor Vehicle Studies)

Pearson Edexcel

BTEC National Certificate or ONC Motor Vehicle Engineering

Pearson Edexcel

Level II BTEC First Diploma in Engineering (Motor Vehicle Studies)

Pearson Edexcel

Level II BTEC First Diploma in Vehicle Service and Technology (Mechanical)

Pearson Edexcel

Level III BTEC National Certificate in Vehicle Repair and Technology (Heavy Vehicle)

Pearson Edexcel

Level III BTEC National Diploma in Vehicle Technology (Motorsports)

Pearson Edexcel

Level III BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Vehicle Technology (QCF)

Pearson Edexcel

TEC Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering

Prosper

Modern Apprenticeship in the Motor Industry

Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA)

Level III NVQ in Light Vehicle Mechanics

Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA)

Level III NVQ in Maintaining Automotive Vehicles (Mechanical)

Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA)

Level III NVQ in Maintaining Passenger Carrying Vehicles (Mechanical)

Remit

Level III NVQ for Light Vehicle Technician

Royal Mail

Apprenticeship with Level III NVQ, BTEC Level III - 4 years

Salisbury Polytechnic

Higher National Technical Diploma in Mechanical Engineering - Automotive

Scottish Motor Trade Association

Apprenticeship as Light Vehicle Mechanic

Scottish Motor Trade Association

Apprenticeship as Motor Mechanic - 5 years

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

Certificate in Motor Vehicle Systems

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

Higher National Certificate in Engineering Mechanical

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

Higher National Certificate in Motor Vehicle System Diagnostics

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

Higher National Diploma in Automotive Engineering

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

Higher National Diploma in Automotive Engineering and Management

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

Level III SVQ in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Light Vehicle)

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

Level III SVQ in Vehicle Mechanical and Electronic systems: Maintenance and Repair: Light Vehicle

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

National Certificate (Third Year) in Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Scottish Technical Education Council

Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering (Mechanical) - Part I and II

Scottish Technical Education Council

Higher Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering

Scottish Technical Education Council

Higher Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering

Scottish Vocational Education Council (SCOTVEC)

Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering

Scottish Vocational Education Council (SCOTVEC)

Higher National Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering

Scottish Vocational Education Council (SCOTVEC)

Level III SVQ in Vehicle Mechanical and Electronic Systems, Maintenance and Repair

Scottish Vocational Education Council (SCOTVEC)

National Certificate

Scottish Vocational Education Council (SCOTVEC)

National Certificate in Vehicle Mechanics & System Part III

Sheffield Hallam University

BSc in Automotive Technology

Stirling Council Youth Support Community Services

Level III SVQ in Vehicle Mechanical and Electronic Systems

Technician Education Council (TEC)

Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering - Level I

Technician Education Council (TEC)

Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering - Level II

Technician Education Council (TEC)

Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering - Level II

Technician Education Council (TEC)

Higher National Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering Management

The University of Derby

Certificate of Higher Education in Motorsport Technology

Trident Technology and Business Centre

Level III Maintenance and Repair of Road Vehicles - Year 3

Union of Educational Institutions (UEI)

Motor Vehicle Mechanics Course (Second Year)

Union of Lancashire & Cheshire Institutes 1969

Motor Vehicle Technicians Course First Year

The University of Hertfordshire

BEng in Automotive Engineering

The University of Hertfordshire

BEng in Mechanical Engineering

The University of Hertfordshire

BSc Automotive Technology with Management

The University of Hertfordshire

MSc in Automotive Engineering

The University of Liverpool

Certificate in Mechanical Science

The University of Liverpool

Certificate in Motor Vehicle Technology

The University of Plymouth

Higher National Diploma in Automotive Engineering

The University of Teeside

Higher National Diploma in Motor Vehicle Management

Waltham Forest Chamber of Commerce Training Trust

Level III NVQ Modern Apprenticeship as Motor Vehicle Mechanic

Warwickshire College

Level III Maintenance and Repair of Road Vehicles - Year 3

Warwickshire Group Training Association

National Craft Certificate

Welsh Joint Education Committee

Certificate of Motor Vehicle Technicians - Part I

Wessex Vocational Training Limited

Level III NVQ Light Vehicle Mechanics

West Midlands Advisory Council for Further Education and Training

Certificate in Motor Vehicle Craft Studies (First Year) - Part II

What will I study?

The content of this qualification has been designed to reflect the contents of the National Occupational Standards for MOT Testers.  The content of the qualification includes:

  • working safely within a vehicle test centre
  • communicating with colleagues and customers
  • how to manage and maintain their CPD
  • carrying out pre-test checks
  • carrying out an MOT test

It is based on the suite of National Occupational Standards (NOS) developed by the IMI in conjunction with DVSA and the MOT industry in 2015.

How will I be assessed?

External assessments

These qualifications are subject to externally set and externally marked assessment in the form of online tests delivered through the IMI online testing platform.

Therefore IMI has developed a bank of questions that will be randomly selected to cover the knowledge requirements of the qualification. This test will consist of 40 questions, to be answered in 75 minutes and will span the breadth of the content for each of the units.

**Learners must provide evidence in writing of their 4 years full-time employment with their application, otherwise they will not be accepted onto the course**

Internal assessments

In addition to the externally set and externally marked online tests, learners must successfully undertake practical assessments provided by IMI.  

Bookings must be made no later than 2 weeks in advance of a date below to ensure that we can organise your registration with IMI and candidates must arrive no later than 10 minutes prior to the course start time. 

**Please note that following successful completion of this course, candidates must contact the DVSA for final sign off before they are able to Test vehicles**

Please note, from 1 April 2022, some MOT testers will need to provide a basic disclosure certificate (also known as a DBS check) before they can carry out a demonstration test.

This change will apply to:

  • newly qualified MOT testers
  • suspended MOT testers (2 or 5 years) who want to return to testing
  • MOT testers who have not carried out an MOT test in the last 5 years

 Please visit MOT special notice 03-22: DBS checks for new and returning MOT testers - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) for more information.

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 292500 or email business@blackburn.ac.uk

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