Welcome to UK Detailing Academy

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

  • Master Trainers for the Professional Valeters & Detailers Trade Association (PVD)
  • Assessors & UK Recognised Training Centre for the International Detailing Association (IDA),
  • Trainers and ambassadors for Flex Tools, Colourlock, Zvizzer and Garage Therapy.

For more details of what we can offer you in training or any aspect of vehicle cosmetic care and detailing, explore the website or 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 2016, we have aimed to eliminate the issues we commonly see with detailing instruction – such as; product bias, self-serving promotion, and “shadow me” 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 a process works, but why a process 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 commercial success.

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 nationally recognised qualification framework.
  • Provide a clearly identifiable badge of quality the public can use to identify those who truly excel in their career.

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Managing Expectations

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