craft certificate in the specialism of Vehicle Maintenance and
You need to:
1 Be sponsored by the Authorised Examiner of a vehicle testing
2 Have a full (unrestricted) driving licence for the classes
of vehicle you want to MOT test.
3 Be a skilled mechanic with at least 4 years full time experience
repairing the vehicle types you will be required to test.
4 Have no “unspent” convictions for criminal offences connected
with the Vehicle Testing Scheme or the motor trade, or involving
acts of violence or intimidation.
5 For classes III, IV, V or VII, have passed the NTT Assessment
exam or have one of the following vehicle qualifications:
City and guilds
i. Repair and Servicing of Road Vehicles, 383 - full level 2 or 3
ii. Motor Vehicle Craft Studies, Modular - part 3 (requires 3 modules)
iii. Motor Vehicle Craft Studies, 381 - full part 2 or 3
iv. Motor Vehicle Craft Studies (pre 381 syllabus) - full part 2
v. Light or Heavy Vehicle Mechanics Craft studies - full part 2 or
vi. Motor Vehicle Technician’s Certificate - full part 1
BTEC, Motor Vehicle Engineering Studies, National Certificate
Scottish Vocational Educational Council National Certificate
in Vehicle Mechanics and Systems, part 3.
NVQ or SVQ
i. Vehicle Mechanical and Electronic Systems, Maintenance and Repair
(LV) or (HV) level 3.
ii. Vehicle Technician - Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (LV) or (HV)
• Complete a VT78 application form and send it to: Vehicle & Operator
Services Agency (VOSA), Training Services, Booking Section, Berkeley
House, Croydon Street, Bristol BS5 ODA Tel 0117 954 3434.
• For classes I or II (motorcycles), successfully complete the 2 day
VOSA Nominated Tester Training (NTT MC) course and pass a practical
test at your sponsor’s vehicle testing station.
• For classes III, IV, V or VII, attend and pass the 3 day VOSA Nominated
Tester Training (NTT LV) course and pass a practical test at sponsor’s
vehicle testing station.
The NTT Assessment for classes III, IV, V or VII
If you do not have one of the qualifications listed, but you comply
with 1, 2 ,3 & 4, then you will automatically be put forward to sit
the VOSA Nominated Tester Assessment exam (NTTA)
The exam is one and a half hours long and consists of 60 multiple
choice questions. The questions are entirely technical and cover vehicle
items included in the MOT test i.e. brakes, steering, suspension,
wheels & tyres, electrical systems, body and corrosion, exhaust emissions
and general subjects.
This assessment will take place at your local VOSA Area Office.