RMI opens academy

The RMI Academy of Automotive Skills was officially opened today in Southam, Warwickshire.

The brand new, state-of-the-art training facility set up by the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI), will act as a leading industry resource for MOT tester training, and in time will offer wider high quality, cost effective automotive technical training.

Courses include: new MOT Tester Training, new Motorcycle Tester Training, MOT Manager Training, ATA  L3 Light Vehicle Inspection, CPD/Annual Assessment, and F-GAS.

RMI director, Stuart James commented, ‘The way MOT testers are trained is changing, with the qualification to become a National Occupational Standard (NOS). This will be a recognised qualification for testers, creating a professional standard for both the role and the MOT industry.’

Today’s launch was attended by the Rt Hon Jeremy Wright QC MP for Kenilworth and Southam who officially opened the centre.

Jeremy Wright MP commented, ‘As the government continues its commitment to developing apprenticeships, it is extremely positive to see that the RMI has also recognised the importance of continued employee training and development, which plays a vital role within the automotive industry. I am delighted to have been a part of this important occasion.’