The Thatcham Research Automotive Academy is uniquely positioned to provide training and continuous professional development for both apprentices at the start of their career and for technicians and engineers looking to update their skills, from ages 16 to 65+.
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- Ofsted good rating
- Modern, relevant curriculum
- Focused on future industry needs
- Market leading success rates
- Effective safeguarding and pastoral care
Automotive apprentices are an essential part of any thriving bodyshop, future proofing businesses with skilled, motivated young people who represent the bodyshop managers and industry leaders of tomorrow.
These apprentices represent UK employers from both the independent repair network and insurance industry. With over 15 years of experience, Thatcham Research supports employers through each stage of the apprenticeship process, taking learners from novice to expert.
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- IMI and IAEA accredited courses
- High achievement rates
- Thatcham Research certified courses
- From repair preparation to reinstatement
- Delivered online, virtually and in person
Our courses offer bodyshop technicians, vehicle damage assessors (VDAs) and insurance engineers the opportunity to obtain and maintain their IMI and IAEA accreditations and keep up-to-date with emerging technologies such as ADAS and high voltage vehicles.
Delegates attending the Thatcham Research’s Automotive Academy benefit from access to the very latest equipment, technology and repair techniques.Our curriculum includes all essential accreditations to remain BS10125 compliant. Our practical and theory-based training courses are informed by our automotive research.
- Online via our ecademy platform
- In person at our automotive academy
- In the workplace via our coaching team
- Instructor led virtual training
- BS10125 compliant
Thatcham Research has created an engaging blended CPD programme designed to help raise awareness and develop an understanding of the technical advances facing the UK repair industry. Learners can access Thatcham Research training materials and technical content anytime, anywhere via the ecademy portal.
Skills development is supported by Automotive Academy and the field based training team.
CPD programmes at Thatham Research include EV Ready and EV Aware and bespoke training courses developed to meet your company needs.
Using the longstanding automotive expertise of our in-house instructional design team, we provide course design and delivery for various vehicle manufacturers, UK and international agencies and other automotive businesses. We are experienced in developing eLearning, classroom content and practical courses all delivered with assessed outcomes that can demonstrate competence.
To discuss your unique training requirements, contact our experts