New to CDT this year – this 2-day course offers technicians without recognised qualifications a simple way to become an MOT Tester – Vehicle Technician Accredited Assessment.

What is VTAA – Vehicle Technician Accredited Assessment? The VTAA – Vehicle Technician Accredited Assessment gives technicians the equivalent of a Level 3 qualification.  It means that mechanics who have four or more years “on the tools” workshop experience can prove their capabilities at Level 3. The VTAA is required for mechanics without a relevant Level 3 qualification so that they may progress to the Level 2 Award in MOT Testing. The VTAA – Vehicle Technician Accredited Assessment is not a qualification but is a specifically designed accreditation and a lifetime achievement.  Technicians who complete the VTAA will be considered equivalent to those who have studied to Level 3 via a qualification route.

What is involved?

  To complete the VTAA, candidates will need to complete four practical assessments in each of the National Occupational Standards, which are: Brakes Suspension, steering, wheels and tyres Emissions Electrics In total, a technician will complete 16 practical tasks each lasting 10 minutes.  

Technicians will also need to pass with at least 60% correct an online knowledge assessment consisting of 10 questions for each module (50 questions in total). Successful completion of this course will enable candidates to progress to the Level 2 MOT Tester Course