Cycle Mechanics City and Guilds Level 1 with Employability Training

This five-day course is the perfect introduction to bicycle mechanics. Includes Cytech Theory One qualification and employability training.

  • Level

    Level 1

  • Type


  • Study Mode


  • Duration

    1 Week

  • Location

    Banbury and Bicester College

  • Pathway


This course is designed to help people back into employment and is only available to those aged 19 or over on 31 Aug 2021 and are unemployed for the duration of the course.

This five-day course is the perfect introduction to bicycle mechanics. You will develop some of the key skills and understanding in building, servicing, repairing, and maintaining all types of cycles.

You will spend two days gaining hands-on experience in areas such as gear disassembly and reassembly, puncture mending, and conducting comprehensive safety checks. Alongside practical training, you will complete:

  • Cytech theory one qualification (two days of self-study online)
  • Employability training (one day)

This course is suitable for anyone wanting to work in the bicycle industry who wants an accredited introduction to cycle maintenance.

You will learn, develop, and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the cycle maintenance and building sector.

Topics include:

  • Puncture repair and inner tube replacement
  • Rim brake removal, refitting, and adjustment
  • Basic gear-system removal and refitting
  • Comprehensive safety checks
  • Health and safety in the workshop
  • British standards for selling new bikes
  • Employability skills

You can progress to a Level 2 Cycle Mechanics course or Cytech Level 2.

Ideally, you will already have a very basic knowledge of cycles and hand tools. This course will build on your existing cycle mechanics experiences. For example, doing basic maintenance on your own bike(s).

All tools, equipment, and PPE are provided and are in the workshop.

Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty; there is a risk of getting messy while working on bikes.

Why Banbury and Bicester College?

  • Clear routes of progression with qualifications ranging from foundation level to degree level!
  • Industry experienced teaching staff give you the responsibility and independence you need to take charge of your own future.
  • 150+

    Courses available

  • 2018

    Rated "good with outstanding areas" by Ofsted in 2018

  • 79+

    years of teaching experience

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