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Slim's Detailing Training Academy

Slim's detailing academy

We are delighted to say (as far as we know!) that we are the only provider of a detailing training course with a recognised qualification in the UK. At our training centre in Coventry, you can participate in a variety of training courses – some certified by the IMI. Find out more about the IMI Assessment & Qualification.

Our 'Master Detailer Training’ and ‘Paintwork Polishing and Ceramic Coatings’ courses are recognised & accredited by the IMI, who are the Sector Skills Council for the retail motor industry. We also offer individual bespoke training days for those who may have already gained qualification from us but would like to hone in their skills to something more specific.

Whether you’re a beginner or on your way to becoming a pro, we’ve got the course for you.

Check out our courses below (click on each title to find out more): 

If you're interested in bodyshop training such as Interior Repair and Alloy Wheel Repair, check out our Morelli training courses.


Master Detailer Training

Three Days


3-day training process that covers: correct wash, clean and preparation technique, an understanding of paint, machine polishing, protection, interior detailing, and finishing touches.

IMI certification

Paintwork Polishing and Ceramic Coatings

Three Days


An in-depth course on preparing a car for coatings and applying the coatings.

IMI certification


Slim’s Taster Days

One Day


This is your chance to perfect your skills. Choose either Machine Polishing or Paint Coatings and we will teach you an in depth understanding to a professional level.

No certification


Slim’s Bespoke Training Centre for the Day

One Day


One to one training for yourself or you and a friend (a maximum of two on the day). Understand detailing better and learn aspects of the process in a relaxed atmosphere.

No certification



Opened summer 2019 our Coventry training location is a bespoke detailing training centre in Coventry, Stoney Stanton Road. Attendees will be treated to a fully contained detailing experience with all the latest chemicals, tools, and equipment available to use on the courses. The centre has been set up to give the best possible environment for the professional and serious enthusiast detailers. Food will be served on site with a full kitchen in the training centre. Don't worry if you're a beginner, we have all the tools and equipment you require to support you on those first steps into Detailing and with a shop on site to look at all the latest product and offers to buy.


Slim's Detailing
414 Stoney Stanton Road
Coventry CV6 5DG


  • By Car - Centrally located near Coventry. We're not far off Jct 3 of the M6 towards Coventry just past the Ricoh Arena, giving visitors easy access coming from the North & South of the country.
  • Train – The training school is between stops in Coventry and Coventry Arena, just a short cab journey from either location.
  • Airport - 30 minute drive from Birmingham airport.


We have a few local hotels within close proximity of our training centre. Please use a hotel comparison website to find the right deal for you. Lunch and drinks will be provided throughout the duration of your course.


Ongoing support is available by contacting our technical and training teams via telephone 0333 222 9944 or e-mail Contact information will be provided so you can contact your trainer after the course if you need their support.


Get in touch with our team at We look forward to hearing from you and getting you enrolled and accredited as a Slim's Master Detailer!

Please note - To become a CQuartz Approved Detailer please visit (this is run separately from Slim's Detailing)