Develop your Skills - UKDA our official training partner

UK Detailing Academy is based just outside Cirencester in Gloucestershire, less than 30 minutes from both the M4 and M5 motorways. We have dedicated training classrooms and a spacious workshop, equipped with the latest tools and equipment from the leading manufacturers.

We focus on a holistic training approach that enables our students to not only learn about detailing processes, but understand the principles that underpin them. We deliver training on behalf of a number of industry renowned manufacturers such as Flex and Colourlock, as well as PVD, the trade body for car care professionals in the UK.


David Knight

Detailing Professional

I spent a day at UK Detailing academy with Rich recently, doing my accreditation for IGL coatings and also doing some rotary and wet sanding training. 
Rich was extremely helpful, a fantastic teacher and I really enjoyed the day while learning some new skills and tips. 
I would highly recommend UK Detailing academy to anyone looking to expand their skills and look forward to going back again soon! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Ant Webb

Detailing Enthusiast

I had a bespoke training course at UK detailing academy. Rich was excellent, giving up his weekend and created a great informal learning environment. Highly recommended. Look forward to working towards the level 2.

Micky Johnson

Professional Detailer

Spent the day with Rich was really happy with my days training on wet sanding scratch n chip repair. His knowledge and expert advice are really impressive. If your looking for Detailing Training then I highly recommend UK Detailing Academy. Thank you Regards Micky R&W Detailing.

Lawrence Baldwin

Professional Detailer

I completed my Level One Detailing course with the UK Detailing Academy. Great location, great people and advice which has become invaluable. I would definitely recommend anyone to The UK Detailing Academy, Rich & Ian are great. Looking forward to completing the next step of training with them.

Ben Clinch

Automotive Professional

I highly recommend the UK Detailing Academy, I just completed a 2 day course and have left a lot more educated and enjoyed the training.

Simon Whitelaw

Professional Detailer

Did a full day with Rich on the day Wet-sanding course, Rich is very knowledgeable while using excellent teaching methods and techniques, ensuing he has the right balance of theory and practical teaching methods, however always on hand to guide and advise on the best safe practices. In conclusion I fully recommend Rich and UK Detailing Academy to enhance your knowledge as there's always something new to learn or just keeping your skills current.

Fran Mahoney

Professional Detailer

Had a social media workshop at UK detailing yesterday, learnt a huge amount to do with social media, highly recommended company and even supplies a endless supply of tea. All in all if you’re after training of some sort then UK detailing are the place to go.

Paul Townsend

Professional Detailer

I booked my team (including myself) onto a scratch and chip repair masterclass as this was an area I felt we all needed improvement in. UK Detailing Academy offer a wonderful environment in which to learn. Structured yet informal, enjoyable but focused on the task at hand. Lots of opportunity to try the well thought out techniques, with guidance and straight forward best practice. Excellent value for money, and we’ll look forward to returning in the future.

Dave Reed

Professional Detailer

So pleased I attended the scratch, chip and touch in training day with Rich and Ian. Learnt so much and great to meet the team and other PVD members. Really enjoyed the hands on element of the day. A perfect balance of practical hands on versus classroom versus information. Great facility and an excellent day concluded with Bert turning up with his big lenses again.

Anthony Campbell

Professional Detailer

Leather repair day was definitely a good one, I learned a few things about leather that I had no idea about. Must say the banter was good too haha. Cheers Rich!

Nick Fisher

Professional Detailer

Excellent facility, had two very informative days on wet sanding and leather repair - highly recommended!

Mathew Mcilroy

Professional Detailer

Had a great day on the leather repair course. Learned loads of information and will be up for any future training days. Thanks again - Mathew

Craig Davies

Professional Detailer

Great day completing a leather repair course @ UK detailing yesterday. Very informative, easy to understand and great guys too.. will definitely be returning for more course training in the future and highly recommend also.

James Sutherland

Professional Detailer

Very relaxed, friend and informative coarse - 10/10

Bryce Stevenson

Professional Detailer

An enjoyable and informative experience yesterday as we had Rich up at our studio in Scotland to conduct a Leather Repair Training Course. Another useful skill set added to our business. Many Thanks to Rich and the UK Detailing Academy Team!

Richard Seeley

Professional Detailer

I had a most enjoyable day on the introduction to machine polishing and would highly recommend UK Detailing Academy to anybody. I will be back for more training