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What are the entry requirements?

To be eligible to undertake this qualification a learner must:
1have a current and full UK driving licence for the vehicle classes they want to test
2be 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.)
3have no unspent convictions for criminal offences connected with the MOT testing scheme or the motor trade, or involving acts of violence or intimidation
and be of good repute.
Before starting training applicants must have provided evidence of their driving licence with the correct categories, a level 3 qualification and have completed an IMI application form.

What does this programme involve?

This qualification is recognised by the Driver and Vehicle Services Agency (DVSA), as meeting its requirements to apply to become an MOT Tester.
Once qualified, an MOT Tester learner will need to demonstrate competence by completing a DVSA observed and assessed demonstration test. DVSA will then issue a Certificate of Competence (CoC) and will authorise the individual to become a qualified nominated tester (NT).
This qualification will support experienced individuals working within the automotive service and repair sector to:
-develop a detailed understanding of the knowledge and skills required to carry out statutory periodic road worthiness inspections on behalf of the Secretary of State for Transport.
-and acquire the pre-requisite qualification that is required in order to apply to DVSA for the final observation inspection to become a qualified nominated tester (NT).

How is the programme taught and assessed?

This course will run all day Monday and Tuesday for two consecutive weeks with a 2-hour assessment in the third week.

What else do I need to know?

Before starting training applicants must have provided evidence of their driving licence with the correct categories, a level 3 qualification and have completed an IMI application form.

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
MOTT Eastleigh College Mon/Tue 09:00 – 18:00 2 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Information, Advice and Guidance team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1299.

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Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Luke, Motor Vehicle

Luke, 17

Luke, Motor Vehicle

Luke studies Vehicle Technology at Eastleigh College and is looking forward to progressing onto Level 3.


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