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Level: 2

Location: Johnson Building

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 29.00

Start: 08/03/2021

Days / Times: Monday 09:00 to 16:30 and Tuesday 09:00 to 16:30 and Wednesday 09:00 to 16:30 and Thursday 09:00 to 16:30 and Friday 09:00 to 16:30

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 would run over five days with 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 of full-time employment in the service and 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?


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.


Learners must successfully undertake an observed practical assessment which complies 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

About the Johnson Building »

Jamie Rushton

Jamie Rushton

On the road to a career in the motor vehicle industry

Banger racing enthusiast Jamie Rushton has enjoyed tinkering with cars for as long as he can remember.
So, when a Derby College motor vehicle apprenticeship came up at A&M Motors in Church Gresley, he seized the opportunity. As the firm’s first apprentice, his progress has been so impressive that he is set to be taken on permanently when his training programme finishes in 2015.
Jamie appreciates the support he receives from his College tutors and assessors. He also enjoys his day release experience at The Garage, our commercial facility. The apprenticeship links in perfectly with Jamie’s favourite past time of banger racing. He takes part in racing events all over the country.

I’m in the right job: I’ve always wanted to be around cars and I know I always will. I’ve carried out some quite demanding jobs since I started my apprenticeship. We also get the chance to learn different things at College and to talk to each other about what we’ve been doing at work.


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