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You must successfully complete an MOT tester qualification course to become an MOT tester.

The content of the qualification includes

Working safely within a vehicle test centre

Communicating with colleagues and customers

How to manage and maintain their CPD

Carrying out pre-test checks

Carrying out an MOT test


Awarding Certification

IMI Level 2 award in MOT testing (classes 4 and 7)


Location: Wolverhampton

Duration: 4 Days 

Cost: £850 + VAT 


Please contact us on 01902 716 100 or email MOTBookings@novatraining.co.uk for more information, and prices and check available dates (This course is run throughout the year).


This course is available at our bespoke training centre In Bushbury - Wolverhampton.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible to undertake this qualification in order to be an MOT Tester, a candidate must:

Have a current and full UK driving licence for the vehicle classes they want to test

Be a skilled mechanic with at least 4 years full-time employment in the service and repair of the vehicle types to be tested. (Apprentices who have been employed for 4 years are eligible.)

Have no unspent convictions for criminal offences connected with the MOT testing scheme or the motor trade, or involving acts of violence or intimidation.

Be ‘of good repute’

And to become a nominated tester (NT) for classes 4 & 7 vehicles they must also have an ‘appropriate’ qualification.


The course also includes:

  • a multiple-choice question test
  • a practical assessment

You have to pass both to successfully complete the course.

Future Opportunities

This qualification is primarily developed for those individuals who wish to enhance their career by qualifying as an MOT Tester.

Achievement of this qualification enables them to apply to undertake the DVSA final observed assessment in order to achieve their Certificate of Competence (CoC), enabling them to become a Nominated Tester.

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