Instead of MOT tester refresher courses, from April 2016, between April and March every year, MOT testers are now required to complete Continual Professional Development (CPD).
In order to maintain their testing status, all nominated testers will have to complete a minimum of 3 hours MOT annual training every year and pass an annual assessment.
All testers are responsible for their own training, recording their training and keeping evidence of training. Also it is their responsibility to book and take the annual assessment.
All testers for vehicle test group class 1 and 2 or class 3, 4, 5 and 7 will have to:
This training course allows you to complete the required annual training and take the MOT Annual Assessment. In addition to covering CPD, Drivers View of the Road and Headlight (which is being offered by most training providers) we will also cover Special Notices and General Questions from the MOT Testers Guide.
Wiltshire College will run this qualification in a face to face teaching environment and a pre course study element online that will be sent prior to the course starting.
The content of this qualification has been designed to reflect the contents of the National Occupational Standards for MOT Testers.
The content covered includes:
Once you have completed the MOT Annual Exam your certificate will have a unique individual reference code that will be sent to DVSA via the awarding body. In addition you will need to log in to the MOT testing service and enter your unique certificate number for your MOT Annual Exam.
This certificate number will be cross matched with details from the awarding body to ensure that the certificate is authentic.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
All MOT testers must complete and record a minimum of 3 hours MOT annual training each year and a minimum of 16 hours over a rolling 5-year period. Every year they must also pass an MOT annual assessment (MOT Annual Exam) for each vehicle test group they test.
Over the course of a year, you’ll have to record your training as evidence that you’ve carried out the required MOT annual training and you must show this on request to any DVSA staff who may visit your vehicle testing station (VTS).
If you fail to keep a record of your MOT annual training, then this could affect your testing status and you could face disciplinary action.
Successful completion one day CPD Training Course will give you a certificate recognised by the DVSA that demonstrates that you have completed the required yearly annual training and passed the annual exam.
You will have to keep a record of your training as evidence that you have carried out the required MOT annual training and you must show this on request to any DVSA staff who may visit your vehicle testing station (VTS).
The MOT Annual Assessment is an ‘Open Book Exam’. This means although our support tutors cannot give you the correct answers, they can guide you to the relevant DVSA materials to help you answer the questions correctly.
Study will take place in a designated Motor Vehicle classroom with up to date IT and teaching aids.
A dedicated Tutor is assigned to provide comprehensive one-to-one support throughout the course.
Course materials that include structured lecture notes, practical applications giving real world examples, and case studies that challenge you to apply your knowledge.
E-Learning support with access to assessment materials and online sample papers.
No additional costs
You’ll need to keep the certificates and keep them alongside your other MOT annual training records so you can show it on request to any DVSA staff who may visit your VTS.
If you fail to take the MOT Annual Assessment during the course of your training year this could affect your testing status and you could face disciplinary action.
L3 Award in MOT Test Centre Management