VDA of the Year award 2021- time to enter

03 June 2021 | David Young

Registrations and nominations are now open for this year's bodyshop Awards 2021 - VDA of the Year award

VDA of the Year award 2021- time to enter

The IAEA has been involved with the competition since the early days when the vehicles were on site at the event, taking the lead role in sourcing suitable vehicle and setting benchmarks, as well as devising and assessing all stages of the competition.

If you would like to enter for this year's Award or want to nominate a colleague/member of staff, registrations are open now until 6th August.


06/08/21 - Registration closes

Round 1

An online assessment of general industry knowledge relevant to the role of a VDA. The assessment is made up of multiple choice and multiple response questions. The assessment can be completed at any time during the dates below and will take no longer than 45 minutes.

09/08/21 - Online assessments open

20/08/21 - Online assessments close

Round 2

An online interview with a panel of two IAEA representatives. The interview will last 45 minutes and will assess the same syllabus as the online assessment providing applicants with the opportunity to demonstrate a more comprehensive and detailed knowledge of the subject matter.

The interviews will take place online during this week starting 6th September.

Final round

An online practical assessment. The assessment will be carried out remotely/desktop and will be invigilated via Teams over the course of day. The practical assessment has four sections:

  • Two assessments carried out using a choice of estimating software (Audatex or GT Motive)
  • One assessment using Thatcham times.
  • One assessment prepared without the assistance of any software (fingers and thumbs)

The online practical assessment with take place during the week starting 13th September.

Finalists announced

27/09/21 - Finalists contacted and announced

Awards ceremony

17/12/21 – Awards ceremony at ICC Wales, near Celtic Manor

To enter yourself or nominate a colleague/member of staff visit the bodyshop Awards 2021 nominations page and click on VDA of the Year.