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MOT Tester CPD and Annual Assessment

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

As part of their aim to modernise the MOT scheme, DVSA have changed the way MOT training is carried out. From April 2016, DVSA has replaced the suspended MOT tester refresher course with Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Every year between April and March, all testers must complete the MOT CPD training this includes 3 hours of MOT annual training and they must pass the annual exam.

This is compulsory training in order to retain MOT tester status.

This MOT CPD training course allows you to complete the required annual training and take the MOT Annual Assessment all in one day.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This training course has various dates throughout the year and will take half of a day to complete. Discrete dates can be arranged for employers who may have several employees that need to undertake this course.

The course takes place at St Helens College, STEM Centre Campus, St Helens, WA9 1TT.

What will I study?

The following modules are included in the MOT CPD Training Course:

  • CPD
  • Drivers View of the Road
  • Headlight Aim
  • Annual Assessment

All of our tutors are also Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) registered, ensuring that you are being taught by the very best in the industry.

How is it assessed?

You will need to complete and pass an online assessment.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

All MOT testers have to complete their MOT Annual Training and pass the MOT Annual Assessment between the start of April and the following March each year.

In addition to this, each tester will be responsible for:

  • Planning and completing their annual training
  • Recording their annual training
  • Passing their annual assessment

In order to maintain testing status.

What are the course fees?

The total cost of this course is £100. Book your assessment online now and then we will get in touch to agree on a suitable date and time.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Successful completion of this MOT CPD training course will give you a certificate recognised by the DVSA that demonstrates that you have completed the required yearly annual training and passed the annual exam.

After the course you will achieve:

  • CPD course completion certificate
  • Drivers view of the road course completion certificate
  • Headlight aim course completion certificate
  • Annual Assessment Certificate

You will have to keep a record of your training as evidence that you have carried out the required MOT annual training and you must show this on request to any DVSA staff who may visit your vehicle testing station (VTS).

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

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