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.