Automotive students at Burton and South Derbyshire College (BSDC) can now gain industry standard valeting skills and qualifications with the introduction of a new Valeting Academy.

Based in the College’s Motor Vehicle workshops, the Autoclenz Academy will give students the opportunity to gain work experience with real customers in a genuine automotive workshop environment while also gaining professional valeting skills by undertaking the IMI Level 1 Vehicle Valeting qualification. Students will work to set deadlines and quality standards, whilst gaining a thorough understanding of the roles involved in the industry.

The partnership has been introduced to address a shortfall in labour and a demand in the valeting industry for skilled workers.

The qualifications will enable students the chance to gain valuable skills and provide the industry with a new generation of valeting professionals.

Martin Ward, Managing Director at Autoclenz said:

“Never has there been a more poignant time to introduce professional valeting to a wider audience and to help teach youngsters the practical skills that can start them on a journey into a career in the automotive industry. We are proud and privileged to be working alongside such a forward-thinking college, with the collective aim of helping students gain a meaningful, practical qualification that we know will be of great benefit to them and the industry in the coming years.”

If you would like further information about the Autoclenz Valeting Academy, please call us on 01283 550033