City and Guilds Level 1 award and Level 2 certificate are highly relevant professional qualifications for those interested in joining the cycle maintenance sector. The training will provide you with the skills to work as a professional cycle mechanic. It is suitable for those who have some relevant knowledge and experience of cycle maintenance. If you have little or no experience of cycle maintenance then you would need to attend our basic and intermediate one day courses first.

When deciding on a course you can opt to do just the Level 1+ course or top up to the full Level 2 course. If you wish to do just the level 1+ course just select L1+week one from the dates provided. If you want to do the full Level 2 course you need to select a Level 1+ week one course and a Level 2 week two course.

NOTE: The courses are rewarding yet challenging. It involves timed practical assessments, written theory assessments and a requirement of 18 hours extra- curricular study and we strongly recommend that you have a reasonable degree of competence in the contents of the basic and intermediate one day courses before applying.


Course Outline

Day 1 L1 +

Induction and workshop rules, Health & Safety Procedures

Unit 182: Remove and replace a cycle rim brake assembly (V-brake, canti and dual pivot including cable replacement) plus basic set up of cable operated and hydraulic disc brake systems.

Day 2 L1 + Unit 183 and Unit 283: remove and replace cable operated cycle gear systems and assembly.
Day 3 L1+ Unit 284: Remove and replace cycle hub bearings (loose and cartridge bearings)
Day 4 L1+ Unit 285: Remove and replace cycle bottom brackets and cranks (adjustable, cartridge, external and press fit)
Day 5 L1+

Unit 181: Puncture Repair

Unit 184: Systematic bike check ( M-check)

Day 1 L2 Unit 286: Build a cycle wheel day 1(theory and practice)
Day 2 L2 Unit 286: Build a cycle wheel (recap theory, practice and assessment)
Day 3 L2 Unit 290: Headset servicing and Unit 287: Prepare Frames (chasing and facing)
Day 4 L2 Unit 288: Augment a cycle (fit accessories) then final practice for last day
Day 5 L2 Unit 289: Change a cycle frame (strip a bike to its bare frame and then rebuild)