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Welcome to UK Detailing Academy


From our training centre, UK Detailing Academy produce and deliver a wide selection of tailored detailing training courses, in-house. Recognised by the Professional Valeters & Detailers Trade Association, the International Detailing Association for our assessment and skills training, which we deliver to companies, professionals, aspiring professionals, and enthusiasts both at our training centre in Gloucestershire and around UK.

We are Master Trainers for the Professional Valeters & Detailers Trade Association (PVD), Asessors for the International Detailing Association (IDA), master trainers for Flex Tools, Colourlock, Zvizzer and Garage Therapy, 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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  • 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.

Since inception in 2016, we have aimed 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 of our detailing training, 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.

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