Classic car bodyshop offers official accreditation

A CAR bodyshop specialising in the skills and craftsmanship associated with historic vehicles has been officially credited by one of the UK’s leading awarding bodies.

Contour Autocraft, based in Thorney, can now issue EAL certificates of achievement, which can also count towards a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ).

Contour Autocraft’s Bruce Macleod said, “Gaining this accreditation ensures that we are providing the best practice in training. There will be an ongoing monitoring of the delivery of the courses and the quality of the facilities at our workshop; this ensures that students are getting maximum benefit from time spent here.”

EAL external verifier, Mick Turner said, “I think the work that Contour Autocraft does is incredible, this is an amazing place to learn these traditional skills.”

Contour Autocraft is one of few places in the world where students can learn the traditional arts of the car body builder, including jig-making, use of the English wheel and body construction.

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Photo shows Mick Turner of EAL (left) and Bruce Macleod of Contour Autocraft.