How to provide MOT tester and manager qualification courses, and MOT tester annual training courses - including the topics the training must cover.
Types of MOT training
There are 2 types of MOT training you can provide:
- MOT tester and manager qualification courses
- MOT tester annual training courses
You must be approved by an awarding organisation to provide qualification courses.
You don’t need to be approved to provide annual training courses.
Provide qualification courses
You can get approval to provide these MOT qualifications:
- Level 2 Award in MOT Testing (classes 1 and 2 - motorcycles)
- Level 2 Award in MOT Testing (classes 4 and 7 - light vehicles)
- Level 3 Award in MOT Test Centre Management
Apply for approval
Contact an awarding organisation to find out:
- if you’re eligible to be a training provider
- how to register with them
You can register with more than one.
City & Guilds
Institute of the Motor Industry Awards
When you’re approved
You’ll be responsible for approving individual MOT trainers to run the qualification courses.
The awarding organisations you register with will give you more information about running the courses.
Provide annual training
MOT testers must complete training between April and March every year. You can provide training courses for them to take.
MOT testers have to study different topics depending on whether they test:
- class 1 and 2 vehicles (‘group A’)
- class 3, 4, 5, 7 vehicles (‘group B’)
The topics MOT testers have to study are different every year. These are the topics for 2018 to 2019.
Testers who test vehicles in group A need to know about:
- changes to the MOT test from 20 May 2018
- testing brakes (including floating discs and radial brakes)
- testing suspension types and alignment
- how to use MOT test quality information to check they’re carrying out tests correctly
- data protection for themselves and their customers
Testers who test vehicles in group B need to know about: