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IMI MOT Tester Class 4 and 7 – May

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

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Motor Vehicle
Adult and Community
Location: Johnson Building
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 1
Hours: 29.00
Start: 08/05/2023
Tuition: £450
Johnson Building

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Course Information for Students

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:

  • 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.)

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

This course will be delivered on-site.

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 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.  

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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Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Routine Inspectors and Testers


Routine Inspectors and Testers

Vehicle Technicians, Mechanics and Electricians


Vehicle Technicians, Mechanics and Electricians

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Course Information Last Updated On: May 10, 2022 9:25 am