Certificate in Foundation in Automotive Valeting – Starting 19th June – 100% Funded

Objectives: This course is designed to provide attendees with an introduction to Automotive Valeting and teach the core foundation skills required.


Core of the module/learning outcomes:

At the end of the course, attendees will have the knowledge base and skills to do the following;

  • How to handle chemicals safely
  • How to dilute chemicals appropriately for each task
  • How to safely wash a car
  • How to safely dry a car
  • How to clean wheels, tyres and wheel arches
  • How to remove tar spots
  • How to claybar a car
  • How to polish a car
  • How to wax a car
  • How to clean glass
  • How to polish exhaust tips
  • How to dress tyres and trim
  • How to safely vacuum a cars interior
  • How to clean various stains from a cars interior
  • How to use a Wet-Vac
  • How to clean interior glass
  • How to dress interior trim and plastics
  • How to safely clean leather interior
  • How to clean air vents and hard to reach areas
  • How to remove bad odours from the car interior


Potential Employers: All Main Dealers garages, local car garages and valeting businesses.

Statistics as of January 2024:

  • 52 Car dealerships listed in Co Wexford on the (www.CarsIreland.ie),
  • 92 car dealers listed in Wexford (www.Donedeal.ie /motors)

There are vast number of car valeting businesses in all the major towns within Wexford County, that are recruiting candidates on attitude.  By completing this course, you will have the added advantage of having a knowledge and skills base in the area, which in turn increases your potential for employment.


Delivery method: Instructor lead training, practical and theory, blended with work placement

Format: 6 week course

  • Week 1: Introduction to workplace health and safety and employment skills preparation
  • Week 2 -6: Monday-Wednesday Classroom/Workshop, Thursday-Friday Work placement.


Schedule:  19th June -28th July 2023


Attendees are required to find and complete a work placement and the Trainers will work with you to help you secure an appropriate work placement for you.



From Week 2 -6 while in the training facility,

09:00 – 09:15 will be giving candidates an overview of what will be covered that day.

09:15 – 10:30 will be classroom based learning, before

10:30 – 10:45 breaktime

10:45 – 12:00 will be putting the mornings learnings into practice in the workshop.

12:00 – 13:00 will be back in the classroom to review the mornings learnings and a short test.

13:00 – 13:45 lunch break

13:45 – 16:30 return to the classroom to move onto the next subject then back to the workshop to put the classroom learnings into practice.

At 16:30 – 17:30 we will then go back to the classroom for one more time to review the afternoons learnings and take a short test before finishing for the day

17:30 finish


Certs and Accreditations: Ignite Training Certificate in ‘Foundation in Automotive Valeting’


Location: Cleancar Detailing, Bosheen, New Ross, Y34 RP83