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Two decades of teaching

In 2018 Contour Autocraft will have been teaching people the art of car body restoration and sheet metal work for 20 years. The popularity of the courses has increased over the years and in 2013 the decision was made to form Contour Academy.

We have offered various courses over the years and currently we run one stage 1 course every month and a stage 2 every other month.  Stage 1 & 2 follow each other to make things easier for students who need to travel far.  We regularly have students from around the world join us on the courses.  Each course is 4 days long, Monday to Thursday.

Our courses are verified by EAL, and a qualification can be earnt at each stage.  Both of the qualifications form part of the NVQ3 in Fabrication and Welding.

There are approx. twelve stage 1 courses per year and 6 stage 2, along with personalized mentoring sessions. Many companies send their employees to us for specific training on TIG welding, wheeling machine use or for intensive general training. If you are a company who would like to send some employees for training in a specific area please contact us on 01406 330504 or to discuss further

Over the past 20 years we have taught approximately 900 students on our stage 1 course and a further 200 on our stage 2 course.  In addition to this we have welcomed 11 work experience students, and held evening sessions for various discussion groups and hobby clubs.

We hope to be able to carry on providing courses for the people who want to learn the craft and who knows, maybe one of our students will be passing their skills on in years to come.

Stage 1

Foundation Course

Stage 2

Construction Course