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IMI Level 3 Award in MOT Test Centre Management

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is primarily developed for learners who wish to run an MOT Vehicle Test Station (VTS), or who will have direct responsibility for MOT operations at the VTS in the future.

Who might be interested in taking this course?

This qualification will be of interest to those individuals wishing to set up an MOT testing Station, or who may already be MOT Tester and wish to advance their career further.  

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

What will the learner study as part of this qualification?

The content of this qualification has been designed to reflect the contents of the National Occupational Standards for MOT Managers.
The content covered includes:

  • Managing the legislative and compliance requirements of a VTS
  • Dealing with customer service problems and complaints
  • Developing and supervising staff within a test centre
  • and test centre quality systems and audits.


The size of this qualification is a minimum of 16 guided learning hours (GLH).

Appropriate Content

The content of this qualification has been designed to cover the requirements for all prospective MOT Managers. It is based on the suite of National Occupational Standards (NOS) developed by the IMI in conjunction with DVSA and the MOT industry in 2015.

External Assessment

This qualification is subject to externally set and externally marked assessment in the form of an online test delivered through the IMI online testing platform.

IMI has therefore developed a bank of questions that will be randomly selected to cover the knowledge requirements of the qualification.

The test consists of 35 questions, to be answered in 75 minutes and spans the breadth of the content for each of the units.

Note: It is not acceptable for an approved centre to develop their own assessment, in the place of the IMI online test provided.  

Existing IMI Approved Centres

If you are an existing IMI Approved Centre, you can apply to offer the new MOT qualifications via Centres Hub using a qualification approval application form. Before applying, you are required to complete the Approval Guidance checklist, to ensure that your organisation meets all of the criteria. As part of your application, you will need to upload the completed checklist and the following evidence in the ‘staff and physical resources’ section of the application form:

  • Scheme of work for the training
  • Lesson plans for the training
  • Photographs of the training resources

If you have any queries about the requirements outlined in the checklist, please email

Centres will be subject to an application fee to offer these qualifications, please refer to the fees and charges section of the website for further information.

New Centres

If you are not currently an IMI Approved Centre and are considering offering the new MOT qualifications, please visit our Become an IMI Approved Centre page for details of how to apply.

The exrtension of this qualification was supported by the DVSA.

View this qualification on the Register of Regulated Qualifications