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Vehicle Technician Accredited Assessment (VTAA)
The Vehicle Technician Accredited Assessment VTAA recognises the equivalent of Level 3 knowledge and skills for technicians who do not hold a formal qualification.
The accreditation enables motor vehicle technicians who have worked in their roles for four or more years to prove their capabilities at Level 3.
The VTAA is a requirement for technicians without a Level 3 qualification who wish to progress to the Level 2 Awards in MOT Testing and DVSA Certificate of Competence to begin conducting MOT tests under the new DVSA requirements.


The Government has announced that new measures will be introduced on 24 September to limit the spread of coronavirus.
What this means for MOT garages
Currently the new restrictions do not affect MOT garages. MOT testing which has carried on throughout the pandemic, should continue.
To help ensure MOT tests can be conducted safely, we previously published guidance for MOT testers about operating safely during coronavirus.
Thank you for continuing to follow COVID-safe testing procedures to help ensure the safety of the public, your staff and DVSA staff.
Helping you to manage demand
We know you are dealing with extra demand for MOTs this autumn, because of the 6-month MOT exemption which was introduced to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
To help you manage demand, we’ve created a toolkit of materials for you to send to your customers. You can download the toolkit here.
What happens next
We will keep the situation under review and let you know if anything changes.
The latest government guidance to stop the spread of coronavirus is available on GOV.UK.


Equipment that must be able to connect
New or replacement equipment you buy must be able to connect to the service.

Equipment type Date equipment must be able to connect
Roller brake testers 1 October 2019
Decelerometers (class 3, 4, 5 and 7) 1 February 2020
Diesel smoke meters Date to be confirmed
Exhaust gas analysers Date to be confirmed
Headlamp beam testers Date to be confirmed


The Garage Equipment Association publishes lists of equipment approved for MOT testing.

Any new or replacement equipment you buy must be on these lists. All equipment must be kept in good working order and calibrated properly.

Connect equipment to the MOT testing service
Some types of equipment can connect directly to the service you use to record MOT test results. This means that test results can be automatically transferred to the service without the need for manual data entry.


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IH Automotive - Independent Ford Specialist Specialising in all elements of Ford vehicle repairs and general maintenance of various other makes and models. 15 years experience in the motor trade providing a top quality service.


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Roll out of bodycams for DVSA frontline enforcement staff
You may see our staff are starting to wear body worn cameras when they visit your MOT garage. We are investing in ‘bodycams’ for all frontline enforcement staff to reduce physical and verbal assaults. The move brings us in line with many other enforcement bodies such as the police who have been using ‘bodycams’ for a number of years in their frontline work.
What is a 'bodycam'?
‘Bodycams’ are small devices slightly larger than a credit card which are usually worn on the chest, and record video and audio much like a personal CCTV device. Whilst the majority of the people we come into contact with are courteous, we need to be able to protect the public without fear of violence or abuse. We take a zero-tolerance approach to physical and verbal assaults and the bodycams will act as a deterrent. They will also enable us to manage, support and respond to any assaults that take place.


DVSA reveals postcodes expected to be worst hit by MOT demand
Top 20 areas set to see highest MOT demand in October and November revealed. DVSA reveals postcodes expected to be worst hit by MOT demand. In data revealing the top 20 areas which will bear the brunt of the MOT demand in October and November, all but one postcode across the UK will see demand for tests rise by over 50 per cent.
Falling just being Glasgow with the biggest increase in demand is Edinburgh and Leicester with a 67 per cent and 63 per cent increase on a typical year as motorists granted an MOT exemption try to book their test alongside millions whose MOT is normally due. There are currently almost four million MOTs due each month in October and November.
“Garages across the country will see demand start to peak during September, with almost double the number of MOTs due in October and November.”
Areas set to see highest MOT demand in October and November

Area Forecast expiries in Oct and Nov 2020 Typical tests in Oct and Nov Extra MOT tests required Increase on a typical year
1 Birmingham 232,900 146,147 86,753
2 Sheffield 164,001 105,081 58,920 56.07%
3 Nottingham 139,245 88,602 50,643 57.16%
4 Leicester 139,087 85,271 53,816 63.11%
5 Peterborough 136,944 84,185 52,759 62.67%

“MOT slots will be more difficult to book in the next few months, so we recommend that garages communicate this to their customers and advise them to book their MOT at their earliest convenience.
“Independents will rise to the challenge to address the demand for MOTs and ensure vehicle safety. It will be an opportunity to increase their customer base for future years if they can satisfy wider customer demand at this challenging time.


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Congratulations to David Orriell our Aftersales Manager who won Employee of the Month for the month of July.
Here are some of the reasons his colleagues gave when voting for him…
During the past few months, David has works tirelessly to make sure the service department has remained open & he has worked right through the lockdown period without a single complaint!
David has reformed the Service department to a point where we are no longer afraid to ask for help.
Dave is my Rock!
Dave’s emails keep us informed & drive us to try harder.


Help beat the rush
MOT exemptions were issued to allow people to continue to use their vehicles for essential travel during the pandemic.
The MOT is an important test to make sure a vehicle remains safe to drive.
We know that MOT centres are likely to be very busy this autumn with double the usual demand. We are encouraging motorists to consider bringing their MOT forward to help beat the rush.


MOT centres will be very busy in September, October and November 2020
DVSA is predicting that September, October and November 2020 are likely to be very busy months for MOT centres.
This is because vehicles that were given an extension and those that would normally be due their MOT will both need to be tested.
You cannot use your vehicle if its MOT runs out. You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving a vehicle without a valid MOT.


The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is encouraging motorists whose MOT is due this autumn to get their vehicle’s MOT done as soon as possible to beat the expected rush for tests.
Cars, motorcycles and light vans that were due an MOT between 30 March and 31 July 2020 were given a 6-month extension to help keep motorists moving during the coronavirus pandemic.
Vehicles that are due an MOT from 1 August 2020 will not get an extension and will need to be tested as normal.


Beat the rush by getting your MOT done this summer

Motorists are being encouraged to bring their MOT forward if it’s due in September, October or November 2020, to help beat the expected rush for tests.



SERVICE AND REPAIR OF ELECTRIC AND HYBRID VEHICLES The Service and Repair of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles accreditation recognises the equivalent of Level 3 knowledge and skills for technicians who do not hold a formal qualification. The accreditation enables automotive technicians, who have at least two years’ experience in a technically relevant...

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MOTTECH Training Solutions Ltd Check out all our latest courses Call 07715457133 for cost and availability LEVEL 2 AWARD IN MOT TESTING (CLASSES 4 AND 7) The Level 2 Award in MOT Testing has been developed in collaboration with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency DVSA to give lcandidates the knowledge and skills required to perform MOT Tests.This qualification is a requirement for candidates who wish...



LEVEL 3 AWARD IN AUTOMOTIVE REFRIGERANT HANDLING (F Gas) This single unit qualification has been developed to provide individuals, working within an automotive repair and servicing environment, with the required skills and knowledge required to meet the European Union fluorinated greenhouse gas F-gas regulations EC 842/2006 and the later Annex EC 307/2008...




MOT backlog to peak in October, DVSA data suggests
Tests to overtake pre-exemption demand from August as new seasonal testing calendar emerges
MOT backlog to peak in October, DVSA data suggests
The number of MOT tests is set for a dramatic increase following a return to mandatory testing on 1 August,

The number of tests is expected to overtake pre-exemption demand in August and is forecast to continue rising before reaching a peak around October/November when the volume of tests is expected to be 200 per cent above normal levels.

The data suggests testing won’t return to normal levels until around February 2021 before a significant drop in demand come March, marking one year since the six-month MOT exemption was announced.


Update on GOV.​UK.

MOT testing guide for test stations

Page summary
How the MOT scheme is administered, the rules for authorised examiners and testers, and the facilities and equipment you need.

Change made
Updated:section A section Bsection Dsection Esection Hsection Isection Lsection Nappendix 6appendix 7appendix 8appendix 9The full details are set out in the change table in the document.

Time updated
11:18am, 1 July 2020


The six-month MOT extension will not be lifted until tests can be “conducted safely” with the “lowest possible risk” to the health of motorists and staff, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said.

MOT test suspensions are being reviewed by the government and industry stakeholders but the current extension will not be lifted until it is safe, it’s been revealed.

In a letter to the Independent Garage Association (IGA), the Transport Secretary revealed that the DVSA is continuing to work with testers to develop guidance for a safe return.

He said members of the public and testers needed to feel safe when conducting an MOT exam with social distancing measures likely to be introduced.


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