MOT Qualifications and CPD (3428)

Last Updated: 23 Mar 2021

These qualifications are for anyone who wants to become an MOT Tester or an MOT Manager (Authorised Examiner/ Designated Manager)
Anyone who wants to become an MOT Tester, or an Authorised Examiner/ Designated Manager will need to achieve these qualifications as a first step towards becoming licenced in England, Wales and Scotland.

In addition, DVSA require all Testers and Managers to complete MOT annual training and a multiple-choice online test assessment.

Please remember that to stay qualified as a MOT tester you must complete your CPD training and pass the MOT Annual Assessment test by 31 March each year.

This is also a requirement for MOT Tester and MOT Manager trainers and assessors. Please refer to the Qualification Handbook for further information.

In order to complete the CPD MOT Annual Assessment test, please visit the following DVSA’s page with information and options for sitting the assessment.
https://www.gov.uk/mot-tester-training-assessments/taking-your-assessment

Driver Vehicle and Standards Agency (DVSA):
The DVSA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Transport.
We share MOT Tester, MOT Manager and Annual MOT Tester Assessment achievement data with the DVSA to support it in monitoring MOT Testers, MOT Managers and the centres in which they work.

If you wish to know how they protect your data please refer to their Personal Information Charter.

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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 2023

Level 2 Award in MOT Testing (classes 4 and 7)

  • Accreditation No: 601/8981/2 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: 29 - 29 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 32 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2025 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).
Pre-Vehicle Testing Assessment (3428-01)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023
Coming Soon (Jun 2018 - Aug 2018)

Pre-Vehicle Testing Assessment

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification 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: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 3 Award in MOT Management (3428-03)
Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2023

Level 3 Award in MOT Test Centre Management

  • Accreditation No: 601/8982/4 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: 16 - 16 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 24 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

Some documents may be password protected. Passwords can be retrieved by logging in to walled-garden.com and visiting the Administration section of the relevant qualification catalogue page.

Interested in delivering this qualification?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form