Bosch offers MOT training
Following the demise of the DVSA NTTA, technicians looking to become MOT testers have found it more difficult to achieve the qualifications they need to follow the right path. That’s why Bosch is offering training for Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) level 3 qualifications.
Having been accredited by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), Bosch is introducing the training scheme to provide technicians with the skills they need, not only to pass their test but also to help them in their ongoing careers as MOT testers. Of the 6,000 technicians a year that want to become MOT testers, 4,000 do not have the ATA level 3 qualification required.
The ATA Light Vehicle Inspection Technician (LVIN) level 3 qualification is known for its notoriously high failure rate, as supported by the Bosch pilot in 2015 where the failure rate was 86 per cent. Bosch has therefore developed a two-day training course at the Bosch Service Training Centre in Uxbridge and will cover six ATA modules, helping technicians to gain the necessary skills they will require for the assessment. Following the training days, the technicians will undertake the ATA LVIN assessment. The assessment day includes both theory and practical assessments, whereas the DVSA assessment was purely theory.
Training will take place on the Monday and Tuesday with assessments booked in for later the same week. The training days each cost £185 (excluding VAT) and the one day assessment £350 (excluding VAT). Bosch is offering technicians a 15 per cent discount when they book the training and assessment as a package directly with Bosch. The discount offer is available throughout 2016, to technicians who book their first ATA LVIN attempt with Bosch.