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RMI Academy opens fifth training site in Cheltenham

RMI 05/12/2022

The RMI Academy of Automotive Skills is opening a new training site in Cheltenham, offering a comprehensive range of MOT, electric vehicle and technical training to local automotive businesses.

Stuart James, Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) Director comments: “As the UK’s leading automotive trade body, we are delighted to be opening our fifth academy in our mission to ensure that all garages can access high quality, affordable training to grow their business, upskill their staff and improve the skills shortage in our industry.

“Our new Cheltenham site will act as a leading automotive training hub, with excellent road and rail links to South Wales, the West Midlands and South West. We look forward to supporting many more local garages and technicians with top quality training and development opportunities, including a range of hybrid and electric vehicle courses to help prepare for the increasing number of high voltage cars on our roads.”

The new location joins established facilities in Runcorn, Southam, Lincoln and Winchester, and is open to all garages in the motor trade. Preferential course prices are available for RMI members.

Courses begin in February and are available to book now by calling 01788 538 399. Visit for further course and site information.



  • The RMI Academy of Automotive Skills was set up by the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) in 2015 to act as a leading resource for automotive training in the UK, and delivers high quality cost effective training without commercial interests.
  • Members of the Independent Garage Association (IGA) currently receive Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Repair Level 3 training at a heavily subsidised rate of £250 + VAT.

Gemma Stannard
IGA Communications Manager
Tel: 07721 126 758

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The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland.