City & Guilds Bicycle Maintenance Award/Certificate

Accredited course - interview required.

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 628 Conc £0 Full £1474

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Monday 09:30 - 16:30 16 MAC 23/09/2019 03/02/2020 MV1163
Monday 09:30 - 16:30 16 MAC 24/02/2020 06/07/2020 MV2163

What will the course cover?

This course covers the range of knowledge and skills required for employment and/or career progression in the cycle maintenance and building sector.

Who is the course for?

If you have a desire to become a fully qualified cycle technician working in a busy, modern bike workshop then this course is for you.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

No formal qualifications are required for this course. However, you should have a reasonable standard of literacy and numeracy and be able to follow written and spoken instructions and take notes. A basic knowledge of cycle maintenance is helpful but not mandatory.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

As a qualified cycle technician you should be able to carry out maintenance and repair activities safely, efficiently and to a high standard e.g. Repair a cycle puncture, Remove and replace a cycle rim brake assembly, Remove and replace a cycle gear assembly, Carry out a systematic cycle check

How is the course organised?

The course will run for 16 sessions over a semester (one and a half terms) and will consist of theory mixed with workshop practical activities. You will cover the Level 1 Award and Level 2 certificate over the course.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Carry out homework assignments set by tutor, and read magazines and technical articles related to bicycle maintenance regularly.

How will my progress be assessed?

Students’ progress will be assessed by a mixture of practical tasks, written assignments and paper based recording forms which will build into a portfolio of evidence.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Advanced cycle technician training or trainer, team leader or workshop supervisor.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

In addition to the course fees you may want to bring a note pad and writing instruments. You will also need overalls or some form of alternative work wear, i.e. coat or apron and suitable protective footwear (boots or similar). Please note trainers, soft shoes and sandals are NOT ALLOWED. We will supply most tools and equipment for use during the course. Please note: Any bicycles brought onto the premises and/or worked on in class are done so at the owners’ own risk.

What support is available?

You may wish to get additional help and guidance offered through the free Study Support Sessions at the Macbeth Centre. At these sessions you can access the internet, work on and print homework and assignments for your course, research, access a range of software, improve your typing and practice/review what you have covered in class. You will need to book a place on these sessions – ask your tutor how. Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. If you have a disability and feel you need support to get the best from your course you can contact Sean Buckley ( to have a confidential discussion on how best we can support your learning. The Learner Support Fund is a discretionary scheme, funded by the Skills Funding Agency, to assist learners who may be experiencing difficulties in paying for essential equipment/materials, travel costs, childcare, registration fees and other necessary expenses. These funds are only available to learners studying towards an approved qualification and who are on a low household income of under £20,000. Parental income will not be taken into consideration but the income of any spouse or partner will. Proof of low income will be required. Please discuss this with your tutor at interview or enquire at reception for full details of these funds. Details of all available support can be found on our website (, in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or reception staff.