Course overview

Cycle Mechanics City of Bristol College

Our cycle mechanics course gives students the practical skills to build, service and repair bicycles in an authentic working environment, whilst completing a valuable vocational qualification.

Students will also study English and Maths, as well as taking part in work experience and a weekly bike ride. 

Additional information

Who is this course for?

We welcome young people aged 16-24 from a range of backgrounds including:

  • learners with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs
  • learners with an education, health and care plan (EHCP)
  • learners who need the required GCSE grades to progress onto further programmes of study

What you'll learn

There will be 6 hours per week which is comprised of two 3 hour long sessions, of practical learning and skill building; where you will be working in our brand new bike workshop, becoming familiar with the tools of the trade and how and when to use them. Your tutors will assess your skills and understanding as your complete the following units of study:

  • Puncture repair from start to finish
  • Rim brake removal/re-fitting and adjusting
  • Gear system removal/re-fitting and tuning
  • Comprehensive safety checking

How is the course delivered and assessed?

The course offers a high staff to student ratio. To help you progress, and access the course you will learn in a small group of 8 students. You will have access to additional support with English and maths. This includes group and individual catch-up sessions, and drop-in sessions or small workshops to help you stay on track and progress.

Future career and study opportunities

This course aims to promote independence and increase motivation and confidence, providing a platform from which to progress. You may progress onto a subject specific Level 1 course. Each learner’s pathway is highly personalised, so you will have the opportunity to take further qualifications or focus on areas that suit and interest you.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery. 

You will need to provide suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) which includes boots, overalls and work gloves for use in the College workshop. You will need to buy a basic set of tools (we will provide the list). If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

To keep everyone safe, we’ve reduced the number of people in our buildings at one time. Most of our courses are online for the time being. 

A place for Bristol’s young people

Whatever happens, 16-18 year olds are guaranteed a place for 2021
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Fees and applications

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Cycle Mechanics Parkway Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LPF1713C00-1
Dates
06/09/2021 - 22/07/2022
Duration
1 years
Days
Full Time
Hours per week
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Start Time
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Location
Parkway Centre
Fee
This course costs £0. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LPF1713C00-1 06/09/2021 - 22/07/2022 1 years Full Time Enquire Enquire Parkway Centre
This course costs £0. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Apply

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