Vehicle Technician Accredited Assessment (VTAA)

Premier MOT Training and ABC Awards have recently completed a pilot training course of the new Vehicle Technician Accredited Assessment (VTAA).

An alternative to the NTTA, the Vehicle Technician Accredited Assessment (VTAA) is a new accreditation which is equivalent to a Level 3 and allows motor vehicle technicians to show their ability for light vehicle inspection without a formal qualification.

The Vehicle Technician Accredited Assessment (VTAA) is an alternative route to becoming an MOT Tester. The course is aimed at technicians who have not yet completed a formal level 3 qualification such as a Level 3 light vehicle in maintenance and repair or the  IMI Level 3 Light Vehicle Inspection Technician Accreditation (LVI).

The Vehicle Technician Accredited Assessment (VTAA) is recognised by DVSA as an entry to become a MOT Tester. As long as students are eligible to become MOT Testers, once they have completed the Vehicle Technician Accredited Assessment (VTAA) course and passed the practical assessments / exam, they will be able to progress onto the Award in MOT Testing Course.

To become a MOT Tester, you must have a full UK driving license, 4 years’ experience in the industry and have no unspent convictions. After you have passed the VTAA accreditation or LVI accreditation and Award in MOT Testing qualification, you must complete a demo MOT test, observed by DVSA to gain you a DVSA MOT Testers License.

Earlier this year, DVSA made a number of changes to the MOT testing regulations which includes launching the Award in MOT Testing, a formal qualification which technicians need to achieve before progressing to become MOT Testers. This has led to the development of the NEW Vehicle Technician Accredited Assessment (VTAA).

Without a level 3 qualification or equivalent, a MOT testing qualification and subsequent DVSA Certificate of Competence, technicians are not able to conduct authorised MOT tests.

The pilot of the new Vehicle Technician Accredited Assessment (VTAA) took place at the Premier MOT Newbury Training Centre. The pilot was the second part of a two-part trial which will ensure that the VTAA is ready to start in December 2016.

We at Premier MOT are impressed by the new accreditation as it gives our client base more options and choices to become MOT Testers. This allows our students to choose a variety of training and assessment options that would suite their experience and background.

The benefit of choosing to study with Premier MOT is, our specialist training consultants can assess students background and experience. Based on this assessment our Training Consultants can advise which training courses best suit student’s needs. Premier MOT can deliver a range of individualised training packages, rather than an ‘off the shelf product’, as many other smaller providers do.

We are looking forward to delivering the VTAA across all our nationwide dedicated MOT training sites, once it has been launched.

The pilot we ran included a full practise of completing all the requirements of the VTAA. The VTAA is made up of 4 practical modules based on the Motor Vehicle Level 3 National Occupational Standards and an online 50 question exam.

Once the qualification is launched, we will be running 3 different courses to help our students pass the Vehicle Technician Accredited Assessment (VTAA). As well as running a 1-Day Assessment Only, we will also be running a 4-day fast track course and starting in 2017 an 8-day upskill course.

For More Information on the Vehicle Technician Accredited Assessment (VTAA) course please visit: or call one of our training consultants on 0345 459 0231.

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