Cycle Training UK has slashed the entry price for its revamped City and Guilds qualification from £1,000 to just £650.
Tapping in to an uptick in demand for workshop skills, the entry five day City & Guilds Level 1+ course guides mechanics through the fundamentals of setting a bike up safely using basic tools.
Candidates will cover the range of modern mainstream cycle components, from cable operated rim and disc brakes and derailleur systems through to loose and cartridge hub bearings and Bottom Brackets (old ‘cup & ball’ to modern press-fit).
The course concludes with a Systematic Bike Check. This is still a professional level course so candidates will also be instructed in working in a cycle maintenance environment, appropriate Health & Safety Regulations, use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the correct disposal of waste.
Once completed, a week long level two course is accessible at £550 on which mechanics will progress onto wheel building, frame preparation and headset servicing, among other skills.
To find out more about CTUK’s new City & Guilds Cycle Mechanics courses, visit HERE.
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