Progress Recruitment to roll out new MOT Tester Training more widely through IGA

Published:  30 July, 2018

Progress Recruitment Solutions (UK) Ltd is working with the Independent Garage Association (IGA) to make their MOT Tester training courses more accessible to automotive technicians throughout England and Wales.

The training solutions developed by Progress Recruitment with the IGA have been extended so that individuals who are not members of the IGA can now gain access and undertake the courses too, whilst an innovative range of funding options have also been introduced.   From July 2018 the range of training courses, and assessments, each lasting up to three days will be available at both of the RMI Academy of Automotive Skills sites at Southam in Warwickshire and Runcorn in Cheshire.

Six training courses are being offered:

• MOT Tester Training (Class 4&7)

• Motorcycle MOT Tester Training (Class 1&2)

• MOT Centre Management

• Light Vehicle Inspection Level 3 (Training & Assessment)

• Light Vehicle Inspection Level 3 (Assessment Only)

Additional training courses include

• Practical Assessment at the Academy (if on-site unavailable – e.g. they have no employer)

• VT8 at the training academy (if on-site unavailable – e.g. they have no employer)

• MOT Tester six month expiry refresher

“We’re delighted to be working with the IGA to counter the issues of skills shortages many garages face,” said Laura Rycroft, Managing Director of Progress Recruitment. “It’s equally important individuals themselves take responsibility for improving their capabilities too in what is a rapidly evolving market.

“We know for certain that undertaking automotive skills training is one of the quickest routes towards improving career prospects,” said Laura. “There’s a return on investment as the rewards can be realised either through becoming more valuable to the existing employer or by being better qualified for a future role.”

Stuart James, IGA CEO, added: “With the national shortage of MOT testers, and the proposed changes to add individual testers to a garage’s risk score, this future-proofing initiative will prove invaluable to the efficient running of an MOT test station. This is one of many initiatives the IGA is working on to bring new testers into the sector, so MOT stations can continue to provide the high quality of service their customers have become used to.”

To find out more information about course options, or to enquire about availability, please contact the training team on 01603 717187 or email    

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