A Professional Approach to Training

PAAS Ltd was founded in September 2009 to deliver training and examination to the retail motor industry, and specifically to the vehicle body repair sector for the ATA VDA accreditation.  Until December 2010 we delivered our training exclusively for Thatcham, but now we are offering our services and training direct to the industry.

The Managing Director, Phil Archer, has over forty years experience in the motor industry, over twenty eight years experience in vehicle body repairs, and twenty five years experience as an insurance engineer assessor.  This experience has progressed to education within the industry, and the role of Vehicle Damage Assessors is one specialist area that the company has become a leader in the delivery of training.

How have we achieved this?  All the front line delivery staff are fully trained teachers with either a Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Sector, a Certificate in Training Practises, or they have achieved the minimum teaching level, Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Sector.  They are members of the Institute for Learning and most have applied for either QTLS or ATLS, making them not only experts in the specialist area of teaching, but are registered with the Institute for Learning as qualified licensed teachers.

Phil Archer has been President of the Institute of Automotive Engineer Assessors and Chairman of Education for the Institute of Automotive Engineer Assessors (IAEA).  He was one of the original body of experts who set up the very first ATA VDA exam, and has been a key member of the Expert Working Group who ensure the exam delivers quality and fairness.  He also holds the A1 Assessor Award, so you know that any assessments will be carried out to exacting standards.  This is unique within this field, ensuring that when you have training from PAAS Ltd you receive the best available.​

What does this mean to your business?

The company offers a wide range of VDA courses, ranging from an introduction to VDA to IMI Accreditation VDA.  Our 'Vital VDA' Course has now been approved by IMI Awards Quality Assured Awards Scheme.  Most of these courses can be delivered at any repairer’s premises, reducing the impact to businesses, and at very competitive rates. 

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