MOT Testing Award

Course Content

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is changing the way MOT training is carried out as part of its ongoing 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 are now able to nominate themselves to attend a qualifying course, instead of having to be nominated by their parent garage as was previously the case. It is hoped this will help to attract a wider range of applicants to the industry. Anyone who wants to become an MOT Tester or an Authorised Examiner/ Designated Manager will need to achieve these qualifications to apply for their licence in England, Wales and Scotland. The delivery of this course is 4 full days of training 9.00am - 4.00pm & a half day assessment 9.00am - 12.00pm.

Entry Requirements

Must have Level 3 qualification in relevant area, hold a clean driver's licence and worked in full-time employment on the vehicle class to be tested.

Copies of relevant certificates must be submitted prior to the course start date.

Method of Assessment

Practical observation & online assessment

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Part-Time Day

  • Campus

    Kingsway Campus

  • Start Date

    01 Jun 2020

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    1 Week

  • Course Fee

    All course fees are reviewed annually, and subject to change. Published fees apply to the courses mode of delivery.

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