The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has welcomed the DVSA’s extension to the MOT Training and Assessment deadline, which will provide testers an extra month to complete mandatory Training and Assessment.
Responding to the backlog of vehicles requiring MOTs as a result of the MOT extension earlier in the year, the DVSA has given MOT Testers till 30th April 2021 to complete their Training and Assessment.
The IMI has urged MOT Testers to see the task as something they can do in manageable sessions rather than having to get it all done in one go.
Steve Nash, CEO of the IMI, commented: “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.”
The IMI 3 hour MOT Training module can be completed over several sessions and 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.
The IMI MOT Training and Assessment for 2021 offers three options:
- Training only
- Assessment only – including up to three attempts
- Combined training and assessment – including up to three attempts
Once training has been completed, MOT technicians will also automatically receive free membership to the IMI as well as access to the IMI community to utilise resources to continue their learning plus tips and tools.