MOT Annual Training extension: Use the time wisely advises IMI

Published:  16 December, 2020

The IMI has joined the industry chorus welcoming the extension of the MOT Annual Training deadline to 30 April 2021, but is urging MOT testers to make sure they don’t leave the required training until the last minute, and to use the extra time to do it in manageable chunks.

DVSA announced last week that the usual deadline of 31 March was being extended, partly as a result of the knock-on effect of the MOT exemption on work levels at MOT testing stations.

IMI CEO Steve Nash observed: “The DVSA’s decision to extend the deadline for MOT Testers is good news at such a busy time, but the reality is the Training and Assessment must still be done and we believe it makes a lot of sense to tackle it bit by bit rather than trying to find the time to get it all done in one go.”

He added: “The IMI three hour MOT Training module can be completed over several sessions and, uniquely, gives technicians the opportunity to retake the assessment up to three times if they’re not happy with their score on first or second attempt. This means if they don’t meet the DVSA pass rate they can review the training notes to give themselves the best chance of successfully completing the assessment.


With the DVSA requiring a pass rate of 80% - and this being such an important revenue stream for many garages – this is an important tool for technicians.”

To find out more visit https://tide.theimi.org.uk/learn/courses/2181

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