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Training Partners

UK Detailing Academy is proud to work with some of the best brand names in the industry to deliver quality training and accreditation in the correct, efficient and safe use of products.

Flex - Flexperts Accreditation

Flex Power Tools is one of the largest manufacturers of high quality Machine polishers in the world. Their machines are by-words for professional, and from their PE14-2 rotary polisher, widely acknowledged as the best detailing rotary on the market, to their now superseded VRG 3401 innovative gear driven dual action and cordless machine range, they are the most innovative company when it comes to bringing the latest tech to the detailing machine market.

Flexperts is their professional accreditation standard, aiming to bring efficiency and technique optimisation to the professional network, and goes further than any other accreditation to demonstrate the points of safety,  professionalism and finishing standards, to push it’s holders above the competition.

Colourlock Accredited Leather Technician

Colourlock, the OEM suppliers to manufacturers such as Mercedes, VW and BMW, are widely considered a world authority on leather repair and recolouring. With the amount of new vehicles fitted with leather or imitation leather at its highest ever, leather repair has become a must have skill for the accomplished detailing studio. UKDA have worked with Colourlock to create an intensive two day tutorial in all aspects of automotive leather repair, from simple bolster wear repairs, to splits, aged leather, and colour matching with their scanning tool.

The Colourlock accreditation allows holders to demonstrate their extensive training from the best in the business, coupled with the confidence of full manufacturer support and guidance on any and all issues which may arise.

Swissvax Training Centre

The Swissvax brand has been synonymous with the world’s finest waxes since 1930 and has built a unique reputation as experts in the field of luxury car care, and is the only brand of its type approved for use by the like of Bentley, Rolls Royce and Porsche AG.

We are in the process of developing a new assessment and approval program with Swissvax AG and Swissvax UK and are excited to be launching this shortly.

The Professional Valeters & Detailers Trade Association (PVD) was founded in 2012 and is a not-for-profit trade association for independent car care professionals based in the UK. The lengthy accreditation process involves, among other elements, a written theory exam and two practical tests – which collectively form the PVD Assessment.

UKDA has been closely involved in developing and delivering the PVD Assessment, both from our training centre in Gloucestershire and on location around the country. We offer refresher courses for candidates who want to prepare for the assessment, as well as those who failed the assessment first time around. We also offer the assessment on a 1-to-1 basis for those who do not wish to join a group day, with a PVD representative present to invigilate.

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