Course Information
Cycle Maintenance - Level 2 Certificate

Course CodeFY1606
Start Date31-Oct-2018
End Date23-Jan-2019
TimesWed 09:30 - 17:00
Fee Details

Course Notes

An interview is essential for this course

How will this course benefit me?
This City and Guilds course is the industry entry level for professional bicycle mechanics. It is suitable for anyone seeking employment as a mechanic in the cycling industry as well as keen cyclists wishing to extend their expertise into fully servicing and repairing their own bikes.

What are the entry requirements?
Spoken and written English at Level 2
A degree of mechanical aptitude
A willingness to participate in class discussions and activities and a commitment to personal study.
The time and commitment necessary to complete a portfolio of evidence and maintain attendance of at least 90%
You must be at least 19 years of age to join this course
An interview is essential for this course

What will I learn?
You will learn:
To understand the range of bicycles on the market, their components and functions
The use of bicycle-specific tools
How to carry out a comprehensive bicycle check
Skills to diagnose, replace and repair a range of bicycle types and their components
Legislation relevant to a cycle workshop
Health and Safety regulations, as well as British and European bike standards

We also advise that you attend volunteering sessions at the Salvation Army to enhance your knowledge and skills in this subject and to gain further industry experience.

How will the course be delivered?
A mixture of workshops, discussions, presentations and practical sessions. There is a strong practical element and learners will be expected to participate in discussions and activities, completion of an individual learning plan which will help you monitor your progress. You should expect to commit to 2 - 3 hours a week on personal research and homework.

How will my learning be assessed?
To achieve this qualification you will be continually assessed through question and answer sessions together with direct observation. You will receive regular verbal feedback from your tutor and take part in practical tests on each module, together with short written exercises to consolidate learning.

What are the extra costs?
Bikes to work on are provided, as are all the parts required and protective barrier cream and Nitrile gloves. Please wear comfortable old clothing that is suitable for a workshop environment, which you don't mind getting dirty. Bikes can be oily, and oil will stain clothing permanently.

What can I progress to next?
This qualification supports progression onto manufacturer-specific courses or component-specific courses.

Health and Safety requirements?
You will need to follow the tutor's advice and guidance to ensure that you are working safely and following health and safety procedures.

For more information about this course or to enrol please contact us…

Telephone: 020 8550 2398