“Today my son starts work at an E-cargo bike company near the West Training Centre which is a great result. He literally could not have done it without your help, thank you very much.” Adrian

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.

What are the payment options?

The cost of the course is £1,200 and this covers everything but there may be additional charge if you need to retake a module. The cost will depend on how many people need to retake.

There are 2 payment options:

  1. Full payment
  2. £250 deposit to secure your place. The remaining £950 needs to be paid at least 14 days before the course starts.

Please note that the deposit secures your place on the course but it is non refundable if you cancel your place (unless in exceptional circumstances or we can fill your space).