course full
L3 Level 3
Part Time
1 August 2020 — 31 July 2021
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course 

All MOT Testers must now undertake MOT training and pass an assessment between 1 April and 31 March each year to keep their tester status.  Testers must complete a minimum of 3 hours per year, totalling 16 hours across the rolling five-year period. 

Cardiff & Vale College offer the CPD training relevant for 2019 – 2020 along with the assessment required and will provide testers with a certificate of attendance along with a CPD log which is sufficient for your records required by the DVSA.   

If you require any further information please contact the course tutor on - 02920 406505.

What you will study

The 2019 to 2020 MOT annual training syllabus for class 3, 4, 5 and 7 vehicles (cars and other vehicles) covers these topics:

  • driver’s view of the road
  • headlamp aim
  • CPD
    planning and recording

The assessment is an online test comprising of 30 multiple choice questions lasting up to 45 minutes.

If you have covered any of the above within another class syllabus, you do not need to repeat the training within the same year. 

Please note

If you do not take an assessment during the training year, it could affect your testing status and may lead to disciplinary action being taken against you.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.

Course fee per year

Course Fee: £99.00

Entry requirements

Full Accredited MOT Testers Licence will be required, this is an annual continual professional development course.

Key information

Start date

1 August 2020

End date

31 July 2021

Time of day

Day Time

Part Time

4 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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Course code



CAVC Certificate

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

Automotive Centre,
City Centre Campus,
Dumballs Road,
CF10 5FE