What’s on at the RMI Academies – August 2023

What’s on at the RMI Academies – August 2023

Training

Enhance your technicians’ confidence and expertise through an array of courses offered at the RMI Academy of Automotive Skills. Our easily accessible locations in Southam, Runcorn, Lincoln, Winchester, and Cheltenham are ready to cater to your training needs.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Repair Level 3 training subsidy for IGA members! You can book as many places or e-learning packages as you’d like for £250 + VAT, so call us on 01788 538 399 to secure your preferred training date.

To know more about the courses available, browse through the available options below. Please note that course dates and availability are subject to change. To book any course or for more information, please call 01788 538 399, or email enquiries@rmif.co.uk.

MOT Training Courses

Our automotive training provides technicians with the skills needed to become and maintain their status as an MOT Tester or MOT Manager. The RMI’s training venues also provide classroom-based Annual Training sessions on the current DVSA syllabus, allowing testers to complete their mandatory training.

MOT Tester Training – Class 4 & 7

This is a four-day course for experienced technicians who would like to become an MOT tester, plus a practical assessment which can be completed at an RMI Academy site or your business premises.

If a location is needed for the candidate to complete their DVSA VT8 demonstration test after receiving their qualification, we can arrange for this to be conducted on-site at an academy. For more information, please call 01788 225 908. Course prices start from £575 + VAT for RMI Members.

For more information about MOT Tester Training Class 4 & 7 click here.

MOT Tester Training – Class 1 & 2

This is a three-day course for experienced technicians who would like to become an MOT Tester for motorcycles. Course prices start from £575 + VAT for RMI Members.

For more information about MOT Tester Training Class 1 & 2 click here.

MOT Tester Training – Class 5

This is a one day course for qualified MOT Testers who can currently test Class 4 & 7 vehicles, who would like to become an MOT Tester for Class 5 vehicles.

For more information about MOT Tester Training Class 5 click here.

Vehicle Technician Accredited Assessment (VTAA) Level 3

This course is designed for technicians who do not hold a relevant level 3 qualification but want to become an MOT tester for class 3, 4, 5 or 7 vehicles.

The accreditation provides proof of competence and recognition of skills, allowing candidates to use this training route to become a fully qualified MOT tester. Course prices start from £630 + VAT for RMI Members.

For more information about Vehicle Technician Accredited Assessment (VTAA) Level 3 click here.

Please note this course is currently unavailable at the RMI Winchester and Lincoln Training Centres.

MOT Centre Management

This is a two-day compulsory course for prospective MOT Managers. Those who are responsible for the operations of MOT stations (e.g. site managers) will also benefit from attending. Course prices start from £395 + VAT for RMI Members.

For more information about MOT Centre Management click here.

MOT Centre Management Refresher Course

This 1-day RMISC certified course gives any AEDMs, AEDs and Site Managers the skills and information to update their knowledge to ensure they remain compliant with the DVSA’s rules and regulations. Course prices start from £195 + VAT for RMI Members.

For more information about the MOT Centre Management Refresher course click here.

MOT Annual Training

The RMI Academy is providing annual training for the 2023/24 MOT Annual Training year. The assessment pass rate is 80%, so we are advising testers to complete their training at their earliest possible convenience in case additional time is needed for retakes.

For more information about other training packages that can be completed at home or at your premises.

MOT Annual Training Classroom Sessions – Classes 3, 4, 5 & 7

2022/23 MOT Annual Training classroom sessions at all RMI training venues include three hours of training, an RMI workbook, access to the online assessment, and refreshments. Course prices start from £95 + VAT per candidate.

Find out more about this course here.

Enhanced Annual Training Classroom Sessions

Enhanced, full-day annual training courses are also available at RMI Academy sites to provide testers with further training beyond the minimum three hours required. This course costs £195 + VAT, and includes access to the annual assessment.

Call us today to book, or find out more here.

Regional Training

Training is delivered at our regional training events across the country and throughout the year. This package includes face-to-face training, an RMI workbook, access to the online assessment and an RMI Certificate of Learning, and is £75 + VAT per candidate.

Call us today to book, or find out more here.

Technical Training Courses

Being a member of the IGA provides you and your technicians with a range of technical training opportunities. Below you can find a list of technical courses held at RMI Academy sites.

ADAS Introduction & Awareness

This half-day course provides technicians with awareness and understanding of ADAS procedures within the workplace. It covers safety features, usage of equipment and advises technicians of the various equipment manufacturers within the industry. This course costs £110 + VAT for RMI members.

For more information about ADAS Introduction & Awareness click here.

ADAS Awareness & Practical

This full-day course helps technicians to gain better knowledge of ADAS procedures and equipment, and contains a practical element where equipment will be used within a workshop setting.

The practical element is designed to help develop technicians’ pinpoint accuracy of equipment, target positioning and general operation involved within calibrating. The key topics within this course include; ADAS code of practice, Sensors, Reversing aids, Radar systems, Targets, and recalibration. This course costs £205 + VAT for RMI members.

For more information about ADAS Awareness & Practical click here.

ADAS IMI AOM 230

This 2-day, IMI accredited course is designed to ensure that the technician has the ability to calibrate Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). It demonstrates the technician’s ability to identify and correctly interpret information relating to a specific vehicle and its ADAS features to determine which method of calibration is required. This course costs £500 + VAT for RMI members.

For more information about ADAS IMI AOM 230 click here.

Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Routine Maintenance Level 2

This 2-day course covers the skills and knowledge required to work safely around a vehicle’s high and low voltage electrical system and electric drive train system, whilst carrying out repairs or maintenance. This course costs £420 + VAT for RMI members.

For more information about Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Routine Maintenance Level 2 click here.

Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Repair Level 3

This 3-day course covers the technology associated with the present generation of hybrid and electrically propelled vehicles. The course focuses on gaining a thorough understanding of how the electric vehicle functions and the variation of electric vehicle types currently available, and there is a strong emphasis on safe working practices. This course usually costs £630 + VAT for RMI members, but is available at a heavily subsidised rate of £250 + VAT for IGA members.

An e-learning option is also available, allowing you to complete your training remotely and attend an RMI Academy site to complete the practical assessment. Alternatively, the assessment may be carried out at your premises depending on location and facilities. This option is also available at the subsidised rate of £250 + VAT for IGA members.

For more information about Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Repair Level 3 click here.

Diagnosis, Testing and Repair of Electric/Hybrid Vehicles and Components Level 4

This 2-day IMI accredited course contains the knowledge of the dangers surrounding repairs carried out to live high voltage vehicle electrical components and systems. The purpose of this qualification is to provide technicians working on electric/hybrid vehicles with the required level of skills and knowledge to carry out repairs on live high voltage vehicle electrical components and systems safely.

This qualification has been developed by IMI in conjunction with electric vehicle manufacturers, HSE, training providers and the IMI Sector Skills Council. It is the first qualification to address live electric vehicle (high voltage) technology, and is essential to ensure the health and safety of individuals working with live high voltage vehicle electrical components and systems. This course costs £545 + VAT for RMI Members and you can click here for more information.

Wheel Alignment Introduction & Awareness

This half-day course covers the safety and understanding of wheel alignment equipment, features and data, giving technicians knowledge of the various tools and equipment available and how to use them within the workplace. This course costs £100 + VAT for RMI members.

For more information about Wheel Alignment Introduction & Awareness click here.

Wheel Alignment Awareness & Practical

This 1-day course covers the features and safety of wheel alignment equipment and data, including adjusting. Technicians will learn the functions of the equipment and how to use it safely. A practical element is held within this course where technicians will be able to demonstrate and use the equipment within the workshop, enabling them to put what they have learnt into practice on the same day. This course costs £205 + VAT for RMI members.

For more information about Wheel Alignment Awareness & Practical click here.

If you would like any more information about any courses available at the RMI Academies, you can also like your nearest RMI Academy Facebook page or the RMI Academy Twitter for training updates.

To book a course, or for availability enquiries, please call 01788 538 399 or email enquiries@rmif.co.uk.