Increasingly complex repairs, an industry skills shortage and the need to maintain cost efficiencies are just some of the challenges faced by today’s bodyshops. We understand that continual professional development (CPD) has never been more important to maintain, that’s why Thatcham Research offers a range of training activities to suit all disciplines at any stage of a career.

Vehicle Repair Apprenticeships

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. Customers include organisations such as DLG Auto Services, Nationwide Repairs and Solus Accident Repair Centres.

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ecademy Online Learning Management System

Learn from the technical experts at Thatcham Research. Anytime, anywhere. ecademy delivers a CPD-approved technical awareness programme specifically designed to help staff develop an understanding of the technical issues facing the UK repair industry.

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Training Courses

Uniquely positioned as the only UK training provider supported by a fully operational Repair Technology Centre, our courses offer bodyshop technicians, vehicle damage assessors (VDAs) and insurance engineers the opportunity to obtain and maintain their accreditations and keep up-to-date with emerging technologies.

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"Vehicle complexity and the advancements in body construction make it more critical than ever to ensure that staff from the insurance and body repair industry have clear visibility and awareness of these developments and have access to the latest technical training and methods to keep our customers safe."

Robert Slesser

National Engineering Manager, Aviva