City and Guilds

Nottingham Bikeworks provides accredited City and Guilds cycle mechanic courses.

Level 3: entry level award in cycle mechanics

Level 1: award in more advanced cycle mechanics

Level 2: 10-day certified course providing an industry standard qualification for professional mechanics

 

 

Level 2 City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Cycle Mechanics (3902-28)

Training for individuals keen to learn advanced cycle maintenance. Perfect for those working in the cycle industry or cycle enthusiasts.

Course outline:

Day 1 Induction and workshop rules. Health and safety procedures. British and European standards for bicycles. Repair a cycle puncture on rear wheel derailleur bike. Tyres and tubes.
Day 2 Remove, assess and refit a rim brake assembly (V-brakes, canti and dual pivot plus replacing cables). Also basic set up and maintenance of cable operated and hydraulic disc brakes (this is not assessed).
Day 3 Remove, service and refit complete derailleur gear system. Includes chain, cassette/freewheel, crankset, shifters and cables.
Day 4 Remove, service and refit wheel hub bearings, freehubs, loose and cartridge bearings.
Day 5 Remove, service and refit bottom brackets – adjustable, cartridge and external. Facing and chasing of bottom bracket shells.
Day 6 Remove, service and replace headset assemblies: quill and ahead. Facing and Reaming of the headtube.
Day 7 Building a cycle wheel: lacing and truing, theory and practice.
Day 8 Build a cycle wheel: recap theory, practice then assessment.
Day 9 Augment a cycle by fitting accessories (mudguards, lights, rack). Carry out a systematic M-Check
Day 10 Change a cycle frame: strip a bike to its bare frame and then rebuild and adjust.

Each topic is assessed during the training. On successful completion you will be awarded a City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate  in Cycle Mechanics (3902-28).

 

Course dates and costs

Cost: £1,000 – with £200 to pay on booking

Dates: due to Covid-19 we are unable to offer these courses at the moment. We will update this page as soon as we are able to provide them again.

For all enquiries contact admin@nottinghambikeworks.org.uk

 

Our premises and facilities

Training is provided in our Raleigh Community Workshop. Each student will have access to a fully equipped workstation, workstand and professional bicycle tools. We also provide parts and teaching materials, including a free copy of the Park Tool Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair to take away.

We aim to create a friendly and comfortable atmosphere where everyone feels relaxed. Free refreshments are available throughout the day and lunch is provided.

All you need to bring is your enthusiasm and a wilingness to learn.