Cycle Mechanics Qualification Just Got More Accessible

Posted on Aug 20, 2018 by Adrian

Getting a Professional Cycle Mechanics Qualification has just got easier - Cycle Training UK has re-vamped its City & Guilds Mechanics courses to make getting a professional qualification more accessible


Around the country, getting a professional qualification in cycle mechanics generally costs over £1,000. So Cycle Training UK (CTUK) has revamped their City & Guilds courses to enable candidates to get a relevant, internationally recognised qualification in Cycle Mechanics for just £650.

As part of a major overhaul of its Cycle Mechanics Programme, CTUK has created a five day City & Guilds Level 1+ course. All the modules of the course can be completed using everyday cycling tools.  Candidates will cover the range of modern mainstream cycle components, from cable operated rim & disc brakes and derailleur systems through to loose & cartridge hub bearings and Bottom Brackets (old ‘cup & ball’ to modern press-fit). The course concludes with a Systematic Bike Check. This is still a professional level course so candidates will also be instructed in working in a cycle maintenance environment, appropriate Health & Safety Regulations, use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the correct disposal of waste.

All CTUK’s City & Guilds courses are led by a qualified and experienced Assessor and delivered in their fully equipped workshop. To maximise the learning experience, CTUK only teaches in small groups with no more than four candidates.

Everything is provided to help candidates to successful achieve their professional qualification including Park Tool’s Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair along with a plentiful supply of tea, coffee & biscuits!

The City & Guilds Level 1 Award in Cycle Mechanics is ideal for:

  • People looking to gain employment and career progression in the cycle maintenance and cycle building sector;
  • Local Heroes fixing fixing cycles for community groups or at bike clubs
  • Cycle Instructors checking trainees bikes or delivering a Dr Bike service;
  • Hobbyists wanting to formalise their knowledge and fill in any gaps

Once candidates have successfully completed the Level 1+ course they can progress to the Level 2 Certificate that includes Wheel Building, Frame Preparation (chasing & facing) and Headset Servicing. The Level 2 course is a one week course and costs £550.

To find out more about CTUK’s new City & Guilds Cycle Mechanics courses, visit HERE.

 You can download this announcement HERE.

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Cycle Training UK City & Guilds Cycle Mechanics Course Dates for the next couple of months:

  • Level 1+ - Monday 3rd – Friday 7th September
  • Level 2 - Monday 17th – Friday 21st September
  • Level 1+ - Monday 8th – Friday 12th October
  • Level 2 - Monday 15th – Friday 19th October

Notes for Editors

Cycle Training UK

For 20 years, Cycle Training UK has been helping people to enjoy their cycling. We deliver off and on road cycle training from Complete Beginner to Fast Commuter, Maintenance Courses, City & Guild Mechanics Qualifications, Cycling Instructor Training, Dr Bike Surgeries, Driver Awareness Programmes, Workplace Cycling Initiatives and Consultancy.

The Co-operative Advantage

CTUK is a not-for-profit workers’ co-operative with company ownership shared equally across all Members. This means that we re-invest our funds into the business rather than pay dividends to Directors and that there is a high level of conscientiousness due to the very real companywide understanding that the company belongs to everyone. This results in all the benefits that pride and the identification of a company as one’s own brings; in particular excellent delivery.

Our Instructors

Everyone employed by Cycle Training UK is a qualified cycling instructor and the instructors are Members of the cooperative. Our instructors are committed, experienced and highly trained with additional appropriate qualifications. All Cycle Training UK Instructors have an Enhanced DBS Check and hold a current First Aid Certificate. All our instructors’ activities are fully insured and Cycle Training UK has £5,000,000 Public Liability Insurance.

Our instructors’ knowledge & experience is why CTUK is so actively involved with the development of the National Standards for Cycle Training and the Bikeability syllabus. It is why we are the third largest Instructor Trainer Organisation in the UK. It is why we are consulted by countries around the world establishing cycle training schemes.

If you have any questions regarding this Press Release, please contact Adrian at Cycle Training UK

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