Bosch helps to close the gap for 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. So where can technicians go if they want to gain their Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) level 3 qualification?

Bosch has the solution for technicians. Having been accredited by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), Bosch is introducing a 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.

With the DVSA no longer offering the NTTA, it has become even harder for technicians to gain the necessary pre-requisite qualifications. The IMI has turned to Bosch to help provide the necessary training that is required for technicians to pass the test and help close the gap.

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%. 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% 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.

Bosch has announced a number of dates for training in April, May and June:

  • 25 – 26 April – Light Vehicle Inspection Training (2 days)
  • 27 April – Light Vehicle Inspection ATA Assessment (1 day)
  • 28 April – Light Vehicle Inspection ATA Assessment (1 day)
  • 29 April – Light Vehicle Inspection ATA Assessment (1 day)

  • 16 – 17 May – Light Vehicle Inspection Training (2 days)
  • 18 May – Light Vehicle Inspection ATA Assessment (1 day)
  • 19 May – Light Vehicle Inspection ATA Assessment (1 day)

  • 13 – 14 June – Light Vehicle Inspection Training (2 days)
  • 15 June – Light Vehicle Inspection ATA Assessment (1 day)
  • 16 June – Light Vehicle Inspection ATA Assessment (1 day)
  • 17 June – Light Vehicle Inspection ATA Assessment (1 day)

  • 25 - 26 July – Light Vehicle Inspection Training (2 days)
  • 27 July – Light Vehicle Inspection ATA Assessment (1 day)
  • 28 July – Light Vehicle Inspection ATA Assessment (1 day)
  • 29 July – Light Vehicle Inspection ATA Assessment (1 day)

To find out more about the Bosch MOT training scheme or to request a booking form, please contact the Bosch Training team on 01895 816160 or alternatively via email at


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Mobility Solutions is the largest Bosch Group business sector. In 2014, its sales came to 33.3 billion euros, or 68 percent of total group sales. This makes the Bosch Group one of the leading automotive suppliers. The Mobility Solutions business sector combines the group’s expertise in three mobility domains – automation, electrification, and connectivity – and offers its customers integrated mobility solutions. Its main areas of activity are injection technology and powertrain peripherals for internal-combustion engines, diverse solutions for powertrain electrification, vehicle safety systems, driver-assistance and automated functions, technology for user-friendly infotainment as well as car-to-car and Car2X communication, repair-shop concepts, and technology and services for the automotive aftermarket. Bosch has been responsible for important automotive innovations, such as electronic engine management, the ESP anti-skid system, and common-rail diesel technology.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 360,000 associates worldwide (as per April 1, 2015). The company generated sales of 49 billion euros in 2014.* Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

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*The sales figure disclosed for 2014 does not include the former joint ventures BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (now BSH Hausgeräte GmbH) and ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (now Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH), which have since been taken over completely.