Course Type / Attendance

Full Time, Skills & Qualifications

Subject Area


Start Date

14th May 2018

Course Length

5 days


City Campus



Course Level


Award to be received

Level 2 MOT Testing Award (Class 4 and 7)

Regulatory Body

City & Guilds

Awarding Body


Home / Course / MOT Testing (Class 4 & 7)

Who is this course for?

Eligible Skilled Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technicians.

What do you need to apply for the course?

  • Hold a current and full UK driving licence for the vehicle classes 4 or 7 vehicles (cars and light commercial vehicles)
  • Be a skilled mechanic with at least 4 years full-time employment servicing and repairing the types of vehicles you’re going to test
  • Have no unspent convictions for criminal offences connected with MOT testing or the motor trade, or involving acts of violence or intimidation
  • Be ‘of a good repute’ – the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency will decide this to make sure you’re suitable to be an MOT tester
  • You must have an accepted qualification or accreditation (accepted qualifications can be found on

What are the key things you'll learn?

  • Safe working practices in the vehicle test centre
  • Working relationships within the vehicle test centre
  • Managing own professional development as a vehicle tester
  • Carry out pre-test checks for a statutory periodic road worthiness test
  • Carry out a statutory periodic road worthiness test (classes 4 and 7)

How you will learn

Study will involve both classroom theory and workshop practical.

Assessments will consist of one multi-choice computer based theory exam consisting of 40 questions and one practical observation of the candidate successfully completing a full statutory periodic road worthiness test.

Where could this course take you?

This qualification is highly desirable for automotive maintenance and repair employers and in a large number of cases is declared as a requirement for the post.

Average salary with this qualification varies between £19,000 to £24,000 per annum.

What costs will you incur?

£525 per candidate (additional cost may occur if the candidate requires more than 3 inclusive attempts of the online exam)