The RMI Academy of Automotive Skills in Southam, Warwickshire, opened in May to provide MOT stations with tester training. Technical training will also be offered in due course, including new Motorcycle Tester Training, MOT Manager Training, ATA L3 Light Vehicle Inspection , CPD/Annual Assessment and F-GAS accreditation.
RMI Director Stuart James commented, “The way MOT testers are trained is changing, with the qualification becoming a National Occupational Standard (NOS). This will be a recognised qualification for testers, creating a professional standard for both the role and the MOT industry.
“With this major change to the way MOT testers are trained, the RMI is the first off the mark to support the industry and has developed a cost effective solution.”
The training centre will be available to all MOT garages in the motor trade.