MOT Training: A guide Part 2

Careers in the automotive industry are becoming extremely popular, particularly for nominated testers, who are qualified to carry out MOT tests on cars and vehicles.

Last month, we delved into the steps it takes to become a nominated tester, and this guide is part 2.

Pass a Level 2 Award in MOT Testing

If you acquire the pre-entry qualifications you need to become a MOT tester, the first step for you is to pass a Level 2 Award in MOT Testing. This award has been developed with the DVSA to ensure learners have the skills and knowledge that is needed for MOT tests. This award does not expire, although MOT testers will need to complete additional DVSA training annually.

Becoming a Qualified MOT Tester

The final step to becoming a qualified MOT tester includes a VT8 observation. You will need to complete a demonstration, of which is observed by a member of the DVSA, in order to qualify. The demonstration includes a full MOT test example, where you can showcase the skills and knowledge you have learnt. If you pass the VT8 Observation, you will be a qualified MOT tester!

Annual Assessments

Qualified MOT testers are required to complete annual assessments and training. This must take place between April and the following March and must be passed to continue as a nominated tester. If you haven’t performed a MOT test for six months or more, you will need to show the DVSA you can conduct a satisfactory demonstration.

It is completely down to the individual to plan and do their annual training, record and keep evidence of their training and book their next annual assessment.

At S&B Automotive Academy, we can provide MOT training for new testers, annual training and assessments and MOT Test Centre Management courses.

If you’re interested in becoming a MOT tester with the help of S&B, you can enquire today. For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team by visiting our contact page, or by giving us a call on 0117 953 3001.