My business partner and I had taken over an MOT station and needed to take the IMI Level 3 MOT
Manager course so that one of us could take on the role of AEDM. After contacting several training
centres we went with Chiltern Development Training Ltd as they seemed the friendliest and best
organised. The course was great and we received excellent support and tuition from Russell and Karena.
Because we were relatively new to the MOT admin role it became obvious during the course that we
needed more than the qualification. On discussion with Karena and Russell, they pointed out that they
offered a service where, for a small fee, they would visit our MOT station and effectively do a
compliance check to ensure that everything was in order. This to us was a ‘no brainer’ so shortly after
our course, Karena visited our station. She conducted an extensive compliance check and gave us a ‘to
do’ list to bring us up to standard.
Coinciding with Karena’s visit, DVSA introduced the new AEC role where you can appoint an
independent person to access and analyse your test logs and test quality information reports etc. At the
end of her visit we discussed the new role and its implications to the MOT business and agreed that it
could only be good for both maintaining standards and making the role of AEDM easier. Karena had
already put together an AEC role package and after a brief discussion of cost we were signed up.
To have someone overseeing the operation of our MOT site, believe you me, is reassuring and a massive
weight off our shoulders. We can now just get on with doing the stuff we are good at without having to
constantly worry about paperwork and reports.
So, now every month Karena logs into our system and prints off our Test Log and Test Quality
information reports. She then analyses these, highlights areas that outside the national norm and sends
them back in a neat and tidy order. All we have to do is take a look at the areas of concern and follow
them up. Easy for us to cope with.
It's great to know that we have the support of the team from Chiltern MOT and I’m sure that DVSA
welcomes 3rd party involvement. One less thing to worry about and all for a cost of less than two
MOT’s a month.
Chiltern MOT Consultants Ltd
First Floor, 216 Bellingdon Road, Chesham. HP5 2NN
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
48 New Road,
Company Number 12141435