From September 2016, rather than attending a DVSA two day course as previously required, all prospective MOT Managers will now have to complete a formal qualification through a training provider.
Existing testers might also see that this enhances their career opportunities and therefore wish to undertake this training for the own personal development.
This is a mandatory course for prospective MOT Managers, however those reponsible for the operation of MOT Stations (eg site managers) will also benefit from this training course. The course details the requirements on those individuals with the responsibility for MOT testing at thier Vehicle Testing Station.
Students will understand DVSA requirements for running a Vehicle Testing Station. This will help to ensure that the garage remains compliant with DVSA standards.
The content of the qualification includes:
- working safely within a vehicle test centre
- communicating with colleagues and customers
- dealing with customer service issues
- developing and supervising staff within a test centre
- managing the legislative and compliance requirements of a Vehicle Testing Station
These qualifications are subject to externally set and externally marked assessment in the form of online tests delivered through the IMI online testing platform.
The test consists of 35 questions, to be answered in 75 minutes and spans the breadth of the content for each of the units.
In addition to the externally set and externally marked online tests, learners must successfully undertake practical assessments provided.