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The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) the NFDA’s federated body has established an industry leading skills and training academy which will offer development and refresher courses to qualified vehicle technicians. The RMI Academy of Automotive Skills has been created following the new training requirements for MOT testers and a number of members reporting a skills shortage in the industry, notably surrounding MOTs.
The academy will initially offer six development courses for technicians in the automotive retail industry, including the academy’s leading courses on MOT tester training and Motorcycle MOT tester training. These include: IMI light vehicle inspection lv3, New MOT tester training, New Motorcycle tester training, MOT Manager course, F-gas training and CPD/Annual training.
For MOT testers training, once testers have completed a three-day course and passed the assessment day, trainees will be recognised as being National Occupation Standard (NOS) approved something which is endorsed by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
Trainees will be taught a broad range of skills such as: relevant acts and regulations, tools for the job, when you can refuse to begin a test, use of the testing manual, standards and procedures, documentation and security, use of the online MOT testing service, routine inspection and classes of vehicle and ethics of MOT Testing.
If you would like to receive more information or register your interest, please call the NFDA helpline number: 01788 538 303.