MOT Qualifications and CPD (3428)

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2016
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is changing the way MOT training is carried out as part of its on going aim to modernise the MOT scheme.

The changes are aimed at improving overall road and vehicle safety by increasing professionalism through the introduction of nationally-recognised qualifications and a wider variety of training options.

From June 2016, following a successful pilot and final ministerial sign off, anyone who wants to become a MOT Tester or an Authorised Examiner/ Designated Manager will need to achieve a qualification to apply for their licence.

Applicants will be able to nominate themselves to attend a qualifying course, instead of having to be nominated by their parent garage as is currently the case. It is hoped this will help to attract a wider range of applicants to the industry.

In addition, DVSA will replace the currently suspended MOT Tester refresher course with MOT annual training and a multiple choice online test assessment.

All MOT Testers must complete their MOT annual training and pass an annual assessment between the start of April and March of the following year.
Anyone who wants to become a MOT Tester or an Authorised Examiner/ Designated Manager will need to achieve these qualifications to apply for their licence in England, Wales and Scotland.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland

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Level 2

At this level you will learn:
  • Safe working practices in the vehicle test centre
  • How to maintain good Working relationships within the vehicle test centre
  • How to Manage own professional development as an MOT Tester
  • How to carry out pre-test checks for a statutory periodic roadworthiness test
  • How to carry out a statutory periodic roadworthiness test.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Learners who achieve this qualification will be able to apply for a licence to become a MOT Tester.

Level 2 Award in MOT Testing (3428-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2018

Level 2 Award in MOT Testing

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 32 - 32 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

At this level you will learn how to:
  • Manage the legislative and compliance requirements of a Vehicle Test centre
  • Deal with customer service problems within a test centre
  • Develop and supervise staff within a test centre
  • Understand Test centre quality systems and quality audits.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Learners who achieve this qualification will be able to apply for a licence to become an Authorised Examiner (AE)/Authorised Examiner Designated Manager (AEDM).

Level 3 Award in MOT Management (3428-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2018

Level 3 Award in MOT Management

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 40 - 40 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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