City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in cycle mechanics

An exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, fast-growing industry. In partnership with The Skills Company we are now offering a City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in cycle maintenance from our state-of-the-art workshops kitted out with Park tools and work stands.

City & Guilds Level 2 is equivalent to a GCSE and represents a respected attainment in cycle maintenance in both knowledge and practical skills. The Level 2 Cycle Mechanic module was re-written last year by cycle industry experts and is designed to cover:

  • Road bikes
  • Mountain bikes
  • Hybrid bikes
  • BMX bikes
  • Utility bikes

The syllabus covers everything that a trainee cycle mechanic would need to know if working in a busy, modern bike workshop:

  • Knowledge of types of bicycles and the function of components
  • Practical skills in assessment, replacement and repair
  • Use of tools and equipment
  • Health and safety requirements including PPE
  • Legislative and environmental matters concerning waste and hazardous materials
  • Following appropriate working practices and procedures
  • Record keeping and audits

The Level 2 cycle maintenance course contains practical and knowledge based units covering the following tasks:

  • Repair a cycle puncture
  • Remove and replace a cycle rim brake assembly
  • Carry out a systematic cycle check
  • Remove and replace cycle gear systems
  • Remove and replace cycle hub bearings
  • Remove and replace cycle bottom brackets and cranks
  • Build a cycle wheel
  • Prepare frames and forks for cycle assembly
  • Augment a cycle (fitting accessories)
  • Change a cycle frame
  • Service cycle headsets assemblies
  • Remove and replace cycle braking systems

10 day intensive course 

  • 5 days a week for 2 weeks

  • 2 days a week for 5 weeks

£1000 + VAT

75 hours of learning plus 30 hours of homework/research.

Locations: This 10 day course is delivered from our workshops in Openshaw, Manchester or in Kirkdale, Liverpool.

Don't see a date that suits? Give us a call on 0161 230 7007 and ask about courses later in the year or even next year!

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Park Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair FREE for all trainees completing the course.

Our City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate is provided through The Skills Company (formerly Skills Solutions) one of the largest providers of Apprenticeships in the North West, working with over 1,200 employers directly generating Apprenticeship vacancies and looking after more than 2,500 learners on a variety of Apprenticeship and other programmes. For more information,visit


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