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Entry Requirements

To be eligible, candidates must:

  • Hold a Level 3 qualification in Vehicle Technology or maintenance and repair from a prescribed list provided by GOV.UK
  • Have a current and full UK driving licence for the vehicle classes you want to test
  • Be a skilled mechanic with at least 4 years’ full-time employment servicing and repairing the types of vehicles you’re going to test
  • Have no unspent convictions for criminal offences connected with MOT testing or the motor trade, or involving acts of violence or intimidation
  • Be of good repute - the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency will decide this to make sure you’re suitable to be an MOT tester

Who is the course for

This course is for qualified mechanics who want to become qualified MOT testers for motor vehicles (class 4 and 7). Although there is now no requirement for candidates to already be working in an MOT test centre, nor do they need to be nominated by the test centre to do this course, candidates should have a good working experience of using MOT test equipment. If candidates do not have this experience, then they must first undergo a six hour intensive practical course (Pre-Award in MOT Testing C&G 3428-02), to prepare them for the practical element of the MOT course.

Course Content

  • Unit 201: Safe working practices in the vehicle test centre
  • Unit 202: Working relationships within the vehicle test centre
  • Unit 203: Managing own professional development as a vehicle tester
  • Unit 204 : Carry out pre-test checks for a statutory periodic roadworthiness test
  • Unit 205: Carry out a statutory periodic roadworthiness test (classes 4 and 7)

Study Methods

Lectures, Demonstrations and Practicals

How is the course assessed

Multiple Choice Test (40 questions in 75 minutes). Learners can have access to the MOT Inspection Manual during the assessment.

Practical Test (Assessed through observation).

Where next - Further Studies

Individuals can progress to the Level 3 Award for MOT Vehicle Test Centre Managers (3428-03).

Where next - Job Opportunities

MOT Tester and making you more employable in the motor industry.

More Information

Suitable safety boots and overalls will be required to carry out practical activities in the workshop and and may be purchased from Amazon, B&Q etc.

The candidate must provide their own boots and overalls.

Please note the overalls should be navy colour and are described as workshop or warehouse coats at many outlets.

Last updated: 12 January 2018

How to Apply

This course requires an informal interview.

To arrange an assessment and interview time please contact Information, Advice & Guidance on 01895 853333.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Mon 30 April 2018

Starts: 30/04/2018

Duration: 3 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday,Tuesday 18:00 to 21:00

Total College Fee: £695.00

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