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MOT Testing

Course Code: MOT
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Award
  • Course type: Short course
  • Duration: One week
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 4.30pm

What's it all about?

This MOT Tester course at City College Plymouth is a qualification primarily developed for those wishing to enhance their career by qualifying as an MOT tester. Achievement of this IMI MOT tester qualification will enable you to undertake the DVSA final observed assessment. This will ensure you achieve your Certificate of Competence (CoC), enabling you to become a nominated tester.

Course information

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 your CPD
  • carrying out pre-test checks
  • carrying out an MOT test

In order to be eligible for this course you must:

  • have a current and full UK driving licence for the vehicle class you want to test
  • be a skilled mechanic with at least four years employment in the service and repair of the vehicle types you want to test (apprentices who have been employed for four years are eligible)
  • have no unspent convictions for criminal offences connected with the MOT testing scheme or the motor trade
  • have a level 3 technical qualification in the automotive industry (if you do not have a level 3, you can carry out the IMI vehicle inspection accreditation course prior to starting the MOT Tester course).

This qualification is subject to externally set and marked assessment in the form of online tests delivered through the IMI testing platform. In addition to the online tests, learners must successfully undertake practical assessments provided by IMI.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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