Level 1


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Launch your Detailing Career.

Are you looking to launch a detailing career and need to start on the right foot?

Level One is ideal for those just about to enter the detailing industry, or those who wish to reset, update and refresh their skills. The aim is to teach you the foundations of vehicle care from assessment up to entry-level machine polishing, to have a successful and reputable business from the very start. Business practices and health and safety are explored covering areas such as pricing, marketing, target clientele, SDS and environmental conformity.

This is much more than just a “how to wash a car”. It gives your new detailing business the best possible start, optimising it for success and backed with a resource for any issues you may encounter. Complete course guide book, ongoing support and certification exam fee are all included in the cost.

The Level 1 Course is available as either this standard vehicle course or alternatively a motorbike-focused course. You can also book the Level 1 + Motorbike course as a bolt-on day, if you wish to cover both aspects and open your target market even further.


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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 to familiarise the candidate with the processes and maintenance of vehicles from a professional and business view, teaching the foundations of correct vehicle cleaning up to the final familiarisation of entry-level dual action machine polishers. Business practices and health and safety are explored covering areas such as pricing, marketing, SDS and environmental conformity.

The Level 1 Course is available as either a car or motorcycle course. Alternatively, candidates can book an additional day on Motorcycle Detailing as a bolt-on to an automotive Level 1 Course here.

Modules covered on the course are:

  • Washing stages
  • Wash media
  • Environmental considerations
  • Drying methods
  • Bonded contamination and its removal
  • Wheel care and maintenance
  • Glass and hard surfaces
  • Engine bay cleaning
  • Vulnerable surfaces
  • Efficiency and process
  • PPE and safety
  • Clothing and working practices
  • Risk assessment
  • Chemical knowledge
  • Van set-ups
  • Interior detailing
  • Leather and soft surface care
  • Fillers/glazing
  • Dual action machine polishers intro
  • Minor defect identification
  • Paint types
  • LSPs
  • Final presentation
  • Marketing
  • Conflict resolution and customer care
  • Financing
  • Insurance
  • Pricing and quotes
  • Business Administration
  • Memberships
  • Social Media
  • Manual handling
  • Safe working practices
  • Pre-work inspection

All levels are accompanied by a full course booklet to jog your memory when needed. Practical assessment takes place as part of the original training session, at the end of the course you will be assigned a (manageable) series of case studies and exercises to complete over 3 months to cement the knowledge. There is then a short externally assessed exam before the optional commencement of Level Two, to ensure there are no weak areas. After which the Level One accreditation is awarded and you can either progress or choose to practice the skills gained with ongoing support.

Course Length

3 Days (0930 – 1600)

Group Size



UK Detailing Academy, 2 Purlieus Barn, Ewen, Cirencester, GL7 6BY

Experience / Qualification

Open to all

Refreshments or Lunch

Refreshments included

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