Addressing the current heavy workload of many MOT testers, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has launched its MOT Training and Assessment package for 2021. With a focus on e-Learning, the 3-hour training module can be completed in bite-size chunks. It also gives technicians the opportunity to retake the assessment up to three times if they’re not happy with their score on the first or second attempt.
“The backlog of MOTs from the lockdown period is undoubtedly adding to workload for many MOT centres currently”, explained Steve Nash, CEO of the IMI. “Of course, this is great for income, but does mean time might be pressured for Testers to prepare for the mandatory annual assessment. Addressing this we have ensured that our online MOT training can be completed in small bite-size chunks, ideal for technicians to fit in between customer work.
“We also include the facility for MOT Testers to take the assessment up to three times; this means if they don’t meet the DVSA pass rate they can review the training notes to give themselves the best chance of successfully completing the assessment. With the DVSA requiring a pass rate of 80% – and this being such an important revenue stream for many garages – we felt this was an important tool to give technicians.”
The IMI MOT Training and Assessment for 2021 offers 3 options:
• Training only
• Assessment only – including up to 3 attempts
• Combined training and assessment – including up to 3 attempts
Once training is completed, MOT technicians also automatically receive free membership to the IMI as well as access to the IMI community to utilise new and relevant resources to continue their learning plus helpful tips and tools.