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 will be five days plus a two-day accreditation.
To be eligible to undertake this qualification in order to be an MOT Tester, a learner must:
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.)
The content of this qualification has been designed to reflect the contents of the National Occupational Standards for MOT Testers.
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 observed practical assessments which comply with the regulated assessment board.
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.
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.
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.