Course Overview

The new Level 3 Award in MOT Test Centre Management has been developed in collaboration with the DVSA to give learners the knowledge and skills required to manage MOT Vehicle Test Centres.

This qualification will teach you how to:

  • Develop the legislative and compliance knowledge required to manage an MOT Test Centre
  • Effectively encourage improvements in customer service
  • Develop and supervise staff within a Testing Centre
  • Understand the Centre quality systems and audits

Who should attend?

This qualification is primarily developed for learners who wish to run an MOT Vehicle Test Station (VTS), or who will have direct responsibility for MOT operations at the VTS in the future.

The course is run over 2 days face to face teaching at S&B Automotive Academy and learners will also be required to complete an online study module.

Entry requirements

This qualification will be of interest to those individuals wishing to set up an MOT testing Station or who may already be an MOT Tester and wish to advance their career further.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification


Course Structure

The content of this qualification has been designed to reflect the contents of the National Occupational Standards for MOT Managers and will cover the following:

• Responsibilities
• Test guide
• Supporting acts and regulations
• Retests and fees
• Classes of vehicle subject to the MOT test
• The MOT test content
• Nominated Testers
• Testing equipment
• Testing by appointment and/or demand
• Documentation
• Damage/third party liability
• Quality control
• Use of testing assistants
• Security

Price & Booking

Course Cost (via Invoice): £575

Course Cost (via PayPal): £615

Book online by completing the application form below.

If you would like to book a place please complete the application form below. Once submitted, you will be provided with available dates and taken through to the payment screen.

Applicant Details

* * * * * Please note: We cannot process your application without this. You must hold a full unrestricted UK licence for the classes of vehicles you wish to test as per Section E27.7 of the MOT Test Guide.

Yes No

* Please note: We cannot process your application without this.

Motor Trade Experience

Requirements are at least 4 years full time experience repairing the classes of vehicle you wish to test.

Please list the month and year that you started and finished with each employer.

PLEASE NOTE: We cannot process your application without this information.

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Vocational Qualifications (Classes 3, 4, 5 & 7)

Alternatively, if you have been a tester previously, we will accept a copy of the original letter authorising you to test.

If you are returning to testing following cessation for disciplinary reasons, we cannot accept your original authorisation letter.

Please see below for examples of acceptable qualifications:

NVQ / SVQ / VCQ - Level 3

- L3 Light vehicle maintenance and repair
- Maintaining automotive vehicles

IMI VRQ - Minimum level 3

- L3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
- L4 Diploma for Automotive Master Technicians

National craft certificate

- Motor vehicle mechanics

Automotive Technician Accreditation

(IMI Accreditation)

(Note: you must have a valid IMI Accreditation ID Card)

- Light Vehicle Diagnostic Technician

- Light Vehicle Inspection Technician

  • If you have any of these qualifications or any other motor vehicle related certificates we will require a copy of them. DO NOT SEND ORIGINALS.
  • We only accept copies of the FINAL CERTIFICATE.

Declaration of Non Conviction

I confirm that I have NO UNSPENT CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS as defined in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 for criminal offences connected with the Vehicle Testing Scheme or the motor trade, or involving acts of violence or intimidation.

I am aware that if, in the future it is brought to DVSA's attention that there are any such unspent convictions that have not been disclosed, this may result in the cessation of my approval to carry out statutory testing.

Please provide information of any 'unspent' convictions for criminal offences connected with the Vehicle Testing Scheme or the motor trade, or involving acts of violence or intimidation.

I declare that the information given on this form is correct. I understand that if I pass the course and progress onto become an MOT Tester:

  • I will be legally responsible for the MOT test certificate and other official documents that I use.
  • I must notify the Authorised Examiner at my VTS (or the DVSA Area Office if I am the Authorised Examiner) if my driving licence is suspended or restricted.
  • I may be disqualified from testing if I fail to carry out tests to the required standard.

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