Cycle Training UK’s creates five-day £650 City & Guilds Cycle Mechanics course

Cycle Training UK has revamped its City & Guilds course to enable candidates to get a "relevant, internationally recognised qualification" in Cycle Mechanics for £650. Such courses normally cost in excess of £1000.

CTUK’s five-day City & Guilds Level 1+ course covers basic cycle servicing, and starts with working in a cycle maintenance environment, appropriate Health & Safety Regulations, use of Personal Protective Equipment and the correct disposal of waste.

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

CTUK said the qualification would be 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.

CTUK is a not-for-profit workers’ co-operative and is based in south-east London.

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