Introduction to vehicle valeting/preparation - Level 1

On successful completion of the course candidates will be awarded the ARM Academy Accreditation (AAA)

Aims and Training Objectives

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the chemicals (MSDS Sheets) used in vehicle valeting and their hazards to the individual, the environment, and the vehicle.
  • Demonstrate the correct use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Vehicle Protective Equipment (VPE), Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE)
  • Demonstrate the safe use of tools & equipment used for efficient vehicle cleaning.
  • Complete a vehicle decontamination, wash & dry.
  • Complete a vehicle interior refresh.
  • Present a clean finished vehicle.

Course Outline will include

Level 1 introduction to vehicle valeting/preparation course is designed for employees valeting in car sales, dealerships, car rental agencies, fleet operators or body shops. The aim of the course is to provide health & safety training and improve efficiency, quality, and knowledge of a vehicle valeting technician.

Focus on:

Safety – Quality – Consistency – Efficiency

Topics covered;

  • PPE and safety
  • Understanding MSDS Sheets
  • Product Chemical Composition
  • Safe working practices
  • Efficiency and process
  • Pre-work inspection
  • Minor defect identification
  • Awareness of Vulnerable surfaces
  • Washing stages, Tools & Products
  • Contamination removal
  • Drying methods
  • Wheel care
  • Glass cleaning
  • Interior refresh
  • Final presentation

LEARNING at Arm Academy

ARM Classroom

Theory and interactive demonstrations and discussion.

Interactive demonstrations in our classroom lectures utilise CLEVER TOUCH IMPACT PLUS interactive technology.

Interactive demonstrations are used in The ARM Classroom to demonstrate the application of the concept, skill, or knowledge relevant to the lecture topic. The lecture is active with the demonstration structured to incorporate opportunities for participants to interact actively, analyse and reflect directly on the training material relevant to a specific learning task.

“Any questions?,” question time throughout and post lectures, all participants are requested to spend time reflecting on the lecture thus far and writing down one or two questions. Questions are submitted anonymously by participants by means of interactive pads supplied to each participant in a simple text-based format, rather than calling on them one at a time. This enables the instructor to get a sense of question trends and choose the best ones to address.

Pass the Pointer is used for visual content: A complex, intricate, or detailed image is placed on the screen with participants given the laser pointer to identify components or key features or ask questions about items they do not understand.


The Interactive induction in simulation creates a realistic environment that enables participants to learn and understand the risks associated with working in an auto body repair workshop while in a controlled environment, that replicates the workplace. The ARM Academy is equipped with a practical training area designed and created to deliver the workshop induction training in a simulated setting where training can be stopped, discussed, and re-started at any point to support specific learning requirements.

This simulated environment contains the equipment and materials that would be present in a contemporary workplace. The ARM Academy has engaged with the repair industry to establish current workplace activities in order to ensure the training strategies and simulated environments align with current workplace practice. Regular discussion with the repair industry and insurance stakeholders as well as participant feedback ensures that the simulated environment remains appropriate to the current industry requirement and operates as designed.