Professional Vehicle Valeting - Level 2

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

Aims and Training Objectives

  • Demonstrate a clear knowledge of the chemicals (MSDS Sheets) used in vehicle valeting and their hazards to the individual, the environment, and the vehicle.
  • Demonstrate a clear knowledge in the use of and the requirement for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Vehicle Protective Equipment (VPE), Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE)
  • Demonstrate the safe use of tools & equipment used to efficiently valet complete vehicles
  • Deliver showroom quality interior and exterior valeting.
  • Identify paint defects and remove using spot sanding & machine polishing.
  • Work as a professional vehicle valeter.

Course Outline will include

Following Level 1 – Introduction to vehicle preparation/valeting, participants will progress onto more skilful machine polishing and cleaning techniques within Level 2.

Machine polishing is introduced at this level to cover rotary & dual action machines and understand throw and size when selecting the right machine. This level also looks at pad types, heavy cutting options and defect identification to assess what can be rectified and how best to do so. Interiors are explored in greater depth with dry steam cleaning, odour removal, leather protection and treatment, and stain removal with the associated chemistry.

  • Safe working practice
  • PPE
  • Environmental considerations
  • Advanced cleaner chemistry
  • Intermediate chemical knowledge
  • Workshop planning
  • Workspace and fault detection lighting
  • Defect identification
  • Paint types and their principles
  • Long and short throw DA machines
  • Forced action machines
  • Spot Sanding
  • Pad types
  • Compound grades
  • Matte finishes
  • Bonded overspray
  • Rubber and plastic protection
  • Glass sealants
  • Engine bay cleaning
  • Plastic trim restoration
  • Odour removal
  • Steam cleaning
  • Stain removal & chemical principles
  • Fabric and leather protection
  • Polymer and PTFE exterior Last Step Products (LSPs)
  • Coatings after-care
  • Troubleshooting
  • Efficiency and time management

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.