Course Information

Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for those with a keen leisure interest in cycles and wishing to develop an understanding and skills in the building, servicing, repair and maintenance of cycles.

What does the course involve?

Learners will undertake tasks each week to develop their knowledge in:

  • Workshop Health and safety
  • Tools and equipment requirements
  • Steering system maintenance
  • Brakes, care and replacement
  • Cable replacement
  • Gears and derailleur care and adjustment
  • Wheel maintenance and selection
  • Tyres and puncture repair
  • Rider set up
  • Safe rider (helmet, high visibility, legal requirements)
  • Replacing bicycle ancillaries 

What makes this course special?

The course takes place in a purpose built workshop providing a realistic working environment with excellent up to date facilities.

The course is flexible and the content adaptable to the needs of the group.  Learners will be working on their own bikes from week one.

Entry Requirements

Steel Toe cap boots and overalls required for all activity within the workshops.

What are the assessment methods?

You will complete a range of basic practical tasks.

How long is the course?

4 weeks.

What are the College attendance requirements?

2 hours in one evening a week.

Are there any additional costs for the course?

The first week will be undertaking a cycle check and learners will be advised of any specific parts that will require replacement for the following three weeks which the learner will need to supply.

What are the progression options?

There are potential progression routes for further study within college.

Further Information