Course overviewCycle 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.
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.
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.
Fees and applications
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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||Apply|