Courses and Prices

City and Guilds: Entry Level 3 Award, Level 1 Award & Level 2 Certificate in Cycle Mechanics (RQF)

Entry Level 3

081 Remove and replace cycle wheels, tyres and inner tubes

082 Remove and replace cycle brake blocks

083 Lubricate and tension a single speed cycle chain

084 Remove and replace cycle saddles, seatposts and adjust handlebars

085 Clean and prepare a cycle for use

Level 1

181 Level 1 Repair a cycle puncture

182 Level 1 Remove and replace a cycle rim brake assembly

183 Remove and replace a cycle gear assembly

184 Level 1 Carry out a systematic cycle Check

Level 2

283 Level 2 Remove and replace cycle gear systems

284 Level 2 Remove and replace cycle hub bearings

285 Level 2 Remove and replace cycle bottom brackets and cranks

286 Level 2 Build a cycle wheel

287 Level 2 Prepare frames and forks for cycle assembly

288 Level 2 Augment a cycle

289 Level 2 Change a cycle frame

290 Level 2 Service cycle headsets


Entry Level 3 £350 (5 week course)

Level 1 £625 (10 week course)

Combined Entry Level 3 & Level 1 £850 (12 week course)

Level 2 Certificate £850 (12 week course)

N.B In order to complete Level 2, Level 1 must be completed already

AQA Unit Award Introduction to Cycle Maintenance

1. Locate the puncture in the inner tube

2. Repair the puncture using a puncture repair kit

3. Undo a quick release wheel

4. Remove a damaged tyre using tyre levers

5. Three parts:

Replace a brake cable correctly

Adjust callipers appropriately

Adjust pads appropriately

6. Two parts:

Replace a gear cable

Tune the gears to work efficiently

7. Check the headset for movement and tighten if necessary

8. Two parts:

Fit a crank set correctly

Fit pedals correctly

9. How to set a bike stand to the correct working height

10. Three parts:

Correct use of cable adjusters

Correct use of tyre levers

Correct use of spanners

11. Two parts:

How to wash a bike correctly

How to lubricate a bike correctly

12. Working in a cycle maintenance workshop environment

£450 (8-10 week course) 

Short Courses


‘M’ Safety Check (30 point check)

£15 (5 or more 25 % discount)* (Time approx- 1.5hrs)


‘M’Check- 30 Point Safety Check

Puncture repair- tube replacement, Quick Release and nut and bolt wheel removal

Brake pad alignment- cable adjust

Gear indexing

Cleaning and maintaining

£40 (5 or more 25 % discount) Ϯ (Time Approx 4hrs)


All of the intermediate course

Removing pads and reinstalling-toeing in

Gears, adjustment screws, b-adjustment screw

Chain splitting and quick links

Removing brake and gear cables and reattaching

£65 (5 or more 35 % discount) Ϯ (2 evening courses, Time approx- 6hrs total)

* Minimum to run the course is 3, Ϯ Minimum to run the course is 4

Bespoke Build (Learn how to do individual removals and fitting of components on your bike. Bring your own parts or buy from us)

Level 1 (Choose 2)

Fitting cranksets

Fitting rear derailleurs, and hanger alignment

Fitting front derailleur

Handle bar tape and bar set up

Replacing cables on brakes

Replacing cables on gears

Fitting pedals


£30 (Time Approx 1.5-2hrs)

Level 2 (Choose 2)

Fitting bottom brackets

Fitting headsets (threaded and threadless)

Adjusting hub bearings

£30 (Time Approx 1.5-2hrs)

Level 3

Truing wheel

£25 (Time Approx 1.5hrs)

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