What does the course cover?

The units covered over the 10 days are:

  • Repair a cycle puncture
  • Remove and replace a cycle rim brake assembly
  • Carry out a systematic cycle check
  • Remove and replace cycle gear systems
  • Remove and replace cycle hub bearings
  • Remove and replace cycle bottom brackets and cranks
  • Build a cycle wheel
  • Prepare frames and forks for cycle assembly
  • Augment a cycle (fitting accessories)
  • Change a cycle frame
  • Service cycle headsets assemblies
  • Remove and replace cycle braking systems

What experience do I need before starting the course?

The course is an intense 10 days and prior maintenance knowledge is needed. We run one day beginners and intermediate courses which is a good way to gain the necessary experience.

What employment opportunities does the course provide?

There is considerable demand for cycle mechanics and so there has never been a better time to train! Bikeworks have put together an employment package that is available to participants on successful completion of the course, which gives the details of organisations looking to hire cycle mechanics.

How is the course assessed?

Each module consists of a practical and small written assessment. Each unit is assessed at the end of the tuition. You get plenty of time to practice the content before the assessment. Because the assessments take place at the end of each unit, you must be able to attend every day of the course.

Upon successful completion of all assessments, you will achieve a City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Cycle Mechanics.

What should I bring?

You only need to bring a pen and notepad and clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty. Everything else (tools, aprons, workbooks) will be provided. For lunch there are many shops local to both training centres.

What facilities are there at the training centres?

Both the East and West Training Centres have a microwave and fridge. Teas and coffees will be provided. Both training centres also have enough space to store the participants bikes.