Training Course Curriculum

Having trained many students I know that not everyone needs, or wants, the same course, and not everyone is a beginner - maybe you are at an intermediate level and are looking to improve your finishing skills, or maybe you want to specialise in hail, or learn how to work on aluminium.  So the curriculum below is based on a 5 day beginners course. 

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PDR Skills Business Tactics
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Analysing dent types Upselling (how to boost profits)
Dent removal strategy Expansion (complementary smart repairs)
Door dings Dealer lists & gaining contracts
Side panel dents Estimating: hail, door dings, larger dents
Creases large & small Works vehicle selection
Dents large & small Self promotion & business image
Body waves & use of slapper  
Tool selection & uses & tool making
 
Dolly on & off techniques  
Polished hammer work  
Reflection methods: fog, line, natural etc
 
Tip finding exercises  
Identifying lows & highs  
Blending techniques  
Dealing with ridges, eyebrows & crowns  
Finishing, sanding & polishing  
Trim removal do's & dont's  
Working panels on & off car  
Hammer & tapdown procedures  
Dealing with impact bars & bracing  
How paint types affect your work  
How to work aluminium (theory)
 
Dent core removal  
How to avoid oil canning  
Dealing with stretched metal  
Shrinking  
Glue pulling advanced techniques  
Slide hammers use  
Dent pullers & suction  

 

Timetable

 

Course Duration:

Courses run from Monday to Friday, and each course is a minimum of 40 hours.  

Refreshments:  

A "working lunch" and drinks throughout the day are provided, and food allergies or preferences can be catered for, just advise us at time of booking.

 

Where will I be trained ?

 

At our real automotive workshop in Maidstone, Kent, with a comprehensive range of automotive repair tools and equipment to meet the needs of each course. I have developed unique training tools and methods that accelerate faster than before the learning of dent repair.  There is wi-fi and parking on-site, a dining/relaxation area and heating in winter months.

Polite note: all students are asked to turn off their mobile phones during the course in order to ensure 100% concentration.

You do not need to bring anything specific with you, just suggest casual comfortable clothing and don’t forget your glasses or contact lenses if you wear them.  Also a camera, or mobile phone with camera, so you can look back at photos of your progress throughout the course.

 

 

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