At Premier MOT Training, we try to make sure that you have a memorable learning experience from start to the end. Our Training Coordinators are more than happy to answer any of your questions and help you find the most suitable course for you based on your study needs. If you do have a question please feel free to call us on 0345 459 0231.
Based on the most common questions we are asked, we have compiled a set of answers that may help you in making a decision.
In Person Courses
Established in 2008, we are one of the UK's largest and most successful providers of MOT Tester Training courses. We cater to more than 400 students every year and with the benefit of being trained by qualified MOT Testers all our students consistently achieve results significantly higher than the UK average leading to professionally qualified MOT Testers.
Recognised as the longest running MOT training company in the UK, we have provided training and consultancy for MOT Stations for over 8 Years.
When you choose to train with us, you can be confident that you are learning from experts within the automotive industry. All our fully qualified trainers are master technicians with 20+ years' experience in the business.
When studying with us, you have the benefit of being supported by our committed and experienced training consultants. When you book your course with us, you will be allocated a dedicated training consultant who will be available to you and provide ongoing support throughout your course.
Our courses are flexible and you can choose from a variety of different study options. We have a number of Fast Track options and with a number of courses starting on a weekly basis in all of our UK based sites you can be sure to find a course that best suits your study needs.
Finally, you will also be supported by our online eLearning system, all our programmes come complete with the resources you need to become a fully qualified MOT Tester.
Dedicated Training Coordinators - When you choose to study with us, you will have a dedicated training consultant who provides ongoing support throughout your course
Outstanding Tutor Support - All our trainers are fully qualified MOT Testers at Master Technician level with over 20+ years' experience in the automotive industry.
Comprehensive Study Materials - We use a blend of practical and theory based study to help you get the best from our courses. You will be provided with course materials that include structured lecture notes, practical applications giving real world examples and case studies that challenge you to apply your knowledge.
eLearning - All our courses are supported by a dedicated eLearning software with resources to enhance your learning independently.
One-to-one training and support - We are able to provide one-to-one support for all our courses and can even provide support teachers to help with reading and computer based study.
It is necessary to have a minimum of 4 years' experience in a working garage, a full UK driving license for the vehicle class you want to test and a level 3 qualification recognised by DVSA (for test class 3, 4, 5 or 7).
It is necessary to have a minimum of 4 years' experience in a working garage and a full UK driving license for the vehicle class you want to test.
CPD stands for continual professional development, it is a model the DVSA are using as part of their aim to modernise the MOT scheme. DVSA have changed the way MOT training is carried out. From April 2016, DVSA has replaced the suspended MOT tester refresher course with MOT annual training and an assessment.
Every year between April and March, all testers must complete 3 hours of training and pass the annual exam. They will also need to keep a record of this training at their VTS. You can purchase the training that has been specified by DVSA on our eLearning portal by clicking here >>. Once you have completed all the courses please print out the certificates and keep them with your training records at your VTS.
The Annual Assessment will consist of 30 online multiple-choice questions, on the DVSA MOT Annual Training syllabus, and can be taken at any time. Each year, the DVSA will publish an Annual Training syllabus outlining the mandatory elements the assessment will be based on. The Annual Assessment will also cover new information from MOT special notices, additional guidance published by the DVSA, and MOT inspection standards and procedures for your relevant vehicle class.
Once You Have Passed Your Exam
Once you have completed the MOT Annual Exam you will be emailed a certificate.
Your certificate will have a unique individual reference code that will be sent to DVSA via the awarding body. In addition you will need to log in to the MOT testing service and enter your unique certificate number for your MOT Annual Exam.
This certificate number will be cross matched with details from the awarding body to ensure that the certificate is authentic.
Follow these instructions when you log into the MOT Testing Service
Your Profile > MOT Annual Exam > Add Your Unique Certificate Number
The Annual Training syllabus for this year is as follows:
Class 1 and 2 vehicles (group A)
The 2023 to 2024 MOT annual training syllabus for class 1 and 2 vehicles (motorcycles) covers these topics:
- body and structure (including security)
- assessment of tyres and wheels
Class 3, 4, 5 and 7 vehicles (group B)
The 2017 to 2018 MOT annual training syllabus for class 3, 4, 5 and 7 vehicles (cars and other vehicles) covers these topics:
- assessment of tyres and wheels
- corrosion assessment (includes assessment of brake pipes)
Yes, we are able to arrange your DVSA VT8 Practical Observation at any of our UK sites. Please call one of our training consultants on 0345 459 0231
If you have forgotten your details and cannot log into your account please let us know and we can help you.
If you have failed your annual assessment you need to purchase the exam only option again in our online shop. Once you have done this you will need to get in contact with us to let us know you wish to take the exam again so we can reset your account ID. Failing to do this, and your account will go through under the same account ID and your certificate will be rejected, whether you passed it or not. Once you have purchased the exam again please get in contact with us here.
Occasionally some orders may not automatically complete, so a member of our team will have to do it for you 🙂 We keep on top of this when we are in the office and check regulatory. As our office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 - 17:00, we cannot check the orders all the time. If you purchase a course out of these times and it is not showing up, please be patient with us. We will sort it out on the next working day. If it has taken more than a few days for your order to show under your course list then please let us know.
Your Annual Assessment certificate will be emailed to you by ABC Awards who are the awarding body for the exam. You will only be able to download the training certificates from our website as this is what we provide. You may or may not see a completed tick next to the Annual Assessment course, but please pay no attention to that as you complete the exam on a third party website, so that completion just shows whether or not you have clicked on the course and does not indicate whether or not you have taken the exam.
Yes. If you can remember your log in details then simply log into your account, go to our online shop and make your purchase and then your courses will show under 'My Courses'. If you have forgotten your log in details then get in contact with us here and we can assist you.
On the course, on our website, there is a link to get in contact with us to get the access code for the exams. This link is above the blue button to take the exam. Alternatively you can contact us via the contact form.
We will respond to you within our office hours of Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:00. Out of these hours we will respond to you on the next working day.
If you have passed your exam, your certificate will be sent to you by ABC Awards, not us. Sometimes it may take up to 3 days to receive your certificate. If you have not received it after this time, and are sure it has not gone into your junk folder, please let us know and we can try to track it down for you. You should always double check that the email address you input is correct.
The annual assessment course is different to the annual training courses, as the exam is completed on a third party website. You may see a green tick under completed which just means you have clicked onto the course, not that you have completed the exam. Do not worry if you have completed it and the tick does not show, as sometimes it may show up and sometimes not. As long as you have you exam certificate that is all that matters. DVSA will not check this course list as part of your CPD log.
Great! We can provide you with all the information you may need. Please get in touch with us on 0345 459 0231 or send us a message here.
We can also help with: MOT Manager, Quality Control, Hybrid & Electric Vehicles, Air Con, and Vehicle Technician courses.
Each purchase needs to be made under the account that will be using the course. This is because when you purchase a course you will be required to enter you name and email address, which will be the name that goes on the training certificates and then gets sent through to the actual assessment. If you are a garage manager and want to purchase courses for all of your testers then you should use the group management course purchase. Alternatively you can give us a call and make a payment over the phone for multiple courses and we can manually set up each individual account for you. Please call us on 0345 459 0231.