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Level: 2

Location: Johnson Building

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 29.00

Start: 17/01/2022

Days / Times: Monday 08:45 to 16:00 and Tuesday 08:45 to 16:00 and Wednesday 08:45 to 16:00 and Thursday 08:45 to 16:00 and Friday 08:45 to 16:00

Tuition (£): 450.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This Motor Vehicle Maintenance course is designed specifically for adults who wish to progress in their career and become an MOT Tester.

The course includes a Level 3 accreditation to enable experienced technicians with no formal qualifications to become MOT testers. 

Achievement of this qualification enables them to apply to undertake the DVSA final observed assessment in order to achieve their Certificate of Competence (CoC), enabling them to become a Nominated Tester. 

The course duration will be five days, plus two days accreditation.

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 four years' full-time employment in the service and involving repair of the vehicle types to be tested. (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, or involving acts of violence or intimidation
  • Be ‘of good repute’

To become a nominated tester for class 3, 4, 5 or 7 vehicles they must also have an ‘appropriate’ qualification. (This can be achieved as part of the accreditation on this programme.)

 

Course Content

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

  • Working safely within a vehicle test centre
  • Communicating with colleagues and customers
  • How to manage and maintain CPD
  • Carrying out pre-test checks
  • Carrying out an MOT test

 

How will I be assessed?

EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT

This qualification is 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.

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT

Learners must successfully undertake observed practical assessments  which comply with the regulated assessment board.  
 

 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Learners will be required to bring their own PPE ie steel toe-capped boots and overalls.

All tooling and specific PPE will be provided at the centre.

 

What can I do after this course?

This course will enable a learner to inspect vehicles following the government guidelines.

The content of these qualifications has been designed to cover the requirements for all prospective Nominated Testers. 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.

 

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Johnson Building

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Tommy Featherstone

Tommy Featherstone

Derby College shaped career direction for garage owner Tommy

Opening his own garage is a dream come true for former Derby College motor vehicle student Tommy Featherstone.
 
 
Tommy, who has been passionate about cars since childhood, completed levels 2 and 3 in motor vehicle maintenance at the Roundhouse a few years ago.
 
 
Now 29, he recently opened Tommy’s Motors in Shardlow – his own automotive business selling cars, repairing them and carrying out MOT tests.
 
 
Tommy’s love of cars began when, as young boy, he’d spend hours watch his dad fixing them. As he got older, he learned how to do repairs himself, and when he was just 15, his parents gave him £100 to buy a VW Polo to restore.
 
 
After leaving school in 2009 with A levels in business and economics, Tommy looked for a Motor Vehicle apprenticeship but struggled to find one due to the recession. 
 
 
He said: "I had various jobs at garages – not all of them great. That’s when I thought I’d be better off going to college full-time and getting my Motor Vehicle qualifications so I could open my own garage and work for myself. I enrolled at Derby College to take level 2 in Motor Vehicle Maintenance, then moved on to level 3. What I learned at college was really useful. It helped to shape the direction I’ve taken.”
 
 
Tommy enjoyed the course and liked the hands-on aspect of working on cars.
 
 
He added: “We had the opportunity to work on customers’ cars in the Johnson Building and I was asked to do this a few times so the lecturers must have thought I was fairly competent! 
 
 
“Also, having level 2 and 3 qualifications helped a lot when I was applying to become a qualified MOT tester.”

I had various jobs at garages – not all of them great. That’s when I thought I’d be better off going to college full-time and getting my Motor Vehicle qualifications so I could open my own garage and work for myself. I enrolled at Derby College to take level 2 in Motor Vehicle Maintenance, then moved on to level 3. What I learned at college was really useful. It helped to shape the direction I’ve taken.

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