Open up the world of detailing for car enthusiasts

Experience Days

Whether you would like to pamper your classic or perfect your new car, we have a range of courses geared for keen enthusiasts. Our affordable experience days can be the perfect centrepiece of a car club get-together, or an original gift idea for your favourite petrolhead.

Structured Learning for Car Care Professionals

Career Development

Ideal for both established and up and coming car care professionals who want to master the art of detailing. We have created a comprehensive framework covering every step from the fundamental principles to the technical mastery of vehicle preparation.

Stand-alone and specialist skills


Add new services to your portfolio, enhance your skill set, and broaden your customer appeal. From leather repair to photography, or advanced machine polishing technique, our Learn2 modules are designed to help push your business to the next level

Manufacturer Ratified Training & Accreditation

Accredited Training

We work with a number of major brands to develop custom training and assessment programmes. Manufacturer recognition and guidance enables you to get the best from their products, support network, plus a range of benefits exclusive to approved users.


Welcome to UK Detailing Academy

From our training centre, UK Detailing Academy produce and deliver a wide selection of tailored training courses, in-house. Recognised by the Professional Valeters & Detailers Trade Association, and on behalf of a number of companies, for professionals, aspiring professionals, and enthusiasts.

We are Master Trainers for the Professional Valeters & Detailers Trade Association, Flex and Colourlock, so you can be assured that the content and quality of our training courses are second to none.

For more details of what we can offer your brand, or for private individuals and professional companies looking for training on any aspect of vehicle cosmetic care and detailing explore through our website and drop us a line to discuss your requirements.

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Our Latest Courses

Level 1

Level 1

Lasts 3 days. The aim of Level One is ideal for those just about to, or have recently entered the detailing industry, or those who wish to reset and refresh their skills. the aim is…
Level 2

Level 2

Lasts 2 days. Following your introduction skills learnt in level one you will be progressing onto more advanced machine polishing and cleaning techniques. Machines introduced at this level include forced rotation dual action polishers, every…
Level 3

Level 3

Lasts 3 Days Level three aims to bring you to the highest standard of detailing skill, through the spectrum of rotary polisher techniques, wet sanding by machine, a full understanding of SMAT and DAT polishes…
  • Structured Learning

    We provide and range of documented courses to guide candidates through their structured learning journey. Each course includes a full set of learning materials to support candidates during and after the training.

  • Recognised Training

    Our courses are recognised by a range of leading manufacturers and trade bodies, so you can be assured of the quality and value of training provided. A number of companies have turned to us to develop their own training programs.

  • Experienced Instructors

    Our instructors are not just seasoned detailers, but also have experience within the industry working for manufacturers, distributors, and training institutions, allowing us to offer a broad range of courses including how to start and run a car care business.

  • Independent Guidance

    We offer our own range of independent and unbiased courses, alongside a range of formal manufacturer programs and accreditations. This enables pupils to try a huge range of products and machines to find out what works best for them, rather than a manufacturer.

Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

Learn More About Our Training Mission

UK Detailing Academy is the result of a collective vision to provide advanced and structured detailing training to those seeking a career in detailing or looking to expand their current business.

We aim to eliminate the issues we commonly see with detailing instruction, such as; product bias, self-serving promotion, and “have a go” detailer-come-trainers. Courses are designed and planned from the ground up to give you all the information and skills you need to grow and excel in your career, using the latest techniques, chemical knowledge, and equipment. We focus not only on the practical skills, but also on understanding the theory that underpins those skills, so you know not only why something works, but why something may not be working.

We also offer a range of business and marketing courses that complement the technical foundation, and are crucial for the commercial success of a car care operation.

Our main aims are:

  • To enhance a career in detailing as a recognised career path for school and college leavers.
  • Unify standards across the industry with the goal of a national recognised qualification framework.
  • Provide a clearly identifiable badge of quality the public can use to identify those who truly excel at their career – over those just on the bandwagon for a quick buck.

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