Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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 own and run three MOT testing stations and 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 / VOSA (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.
We currently have 3 locations based in Essex, Derby & Newbury. The addresses for our centres are below:

Premier MOT Training Essex – 13 Eldon Way, Hockley, Essex, SS5 4AD

Premier MOT Training Derby – Unit 10, Donkhill Farm, Swadlincote, DE12 8LW

Premier MOT Training Newbury – Unit 9, Fleming Road, Newbury, RG14 2DE

This course replaces the Nominated Tester Training (NTT) which was formerly run by DVSA. This qualification is for individuals who are serious about becoming fully qualified MOT Testers. This intensive course will develop your skills around the MOT Testing Routine to help you become a Nominated Tester. You will focus on Working Safely within a Vehicle Test Centre, Working Relationships, Professional Development, Pre-Test Checks & The MOT Test. Using a blend of practical and theory based study we make learning easy by putting in place meaningful assessments that reflect the demands of today’s competitive industry, giving you a solid grounding in key principles and ideas.

The course is run over 4 days with additional one-to-one coaching and mock assessments if required. Once you have completed your Award in MOT Testing you will need to complete a VT8 Observation which we can organise for you at one of our UK based sites.




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 posted 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 2017 to 2018 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
We have courses starting every week at all of our UK based sites. Please call one of our training consultants now on 0345 459 0231