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Preparation for MOT Testing

Course Code: MOTP

Level: 3
Subject area: Engineering, Automotive & Marine
Awarding body: IMI
Qualification: Award
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One day
When you'll study: Saturdays, 9.00am - 4.30pm

About the course

Are you looking for an IMI approved MOT testing course in the Plymouth, Devon or Cornwall areas? This IMI level 3 Light Vehicle Inspection course at City College Plymouth will suit you if you trained to level 2 and have the skills, but not the qualifications, to become an MOT tester. The course will provide proof of competence and recognition of your skills, allowing you to meet the requirements to take the MOT tester course.

What you'll learn

This course includes the following modules:

  • emission system – inspection
  • electrical systems – inspection
  • braking systems – inspection
  • steering and suspension system – inspection
  • vehicle structure – inspection
  • vehicle appraisal – inspection.
Entry requirements

You must be able to work unsupervised. You must be in full-time employment and are required to have at least four years experience to ensure you are familiar with the techniques for vehicle, inspection and system(s) diagnosis.


You will need to undertake the above modules which are normally one day assessments with both practical and knowledge questions.

What's next?

On successful completion of the course, you may wish to progress to the MOT Tester qualification at the College.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete an Expression of Interest form.
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