Cyclewales are proud to have the status of Learning Provider for Enhanced Learning Credits. As a company we specialise in Cycle Maintainance Training, and have been offering this training since 2003.

The world of cycling is rapidly expanding and although the internet can be seen as killing many small shops when it comes to bike sales and accessories the servicing and repair side of the business is growing at a rate. A good mechanic with good knowledge of bike systems and a willingness to keep on top of new technologies will always be in high demand.

At Cyclewales we aim to give you the skills, knowledge and support to develop into this role.

We also offer a work experience placement at our workshop for individuals following their course completion.


In order to use your Learning Credits to book onto our course please fill in our booking form and select a date from our course dates. Then talk to your careers office or direct with ELCAS to complete your paperwork

Complete ELC application form
Receive Claim Authorisation Note (CAN) and send or email it to us and pay your deposit
Course registration is now completed

VRQ Level 3

This is the highest level achievable in Cycle Mechanics and is awarded through the Institute of Motor Industry (IMI), the course runs over 20 days and we run them in 4 modules of 5 days each, giving you the option of doing all 4 weeks at once or spreading them over a period of months.

What is involved?

Learners will develop their knowledge and skills of how to:

  • Carry out routine maintenance on a cycle
  • Identify and agree customer requirements
  • Build a cycle wheel
  • Maintain and repair cycle hydraulic disc brake systems
  • Maintain and repair cycle suspension systems
  • Maintain and repair cycle complex wheels
  • Identify and replace cycle advanced headsets and bearings
  • And refurbish cycle bottom brackets and cranks

Optional Modules:

  • Maintaining and repairing cycle complex internal hub systems
  • Cycle frame alignment and cycle frame geometrics
  • Diagnosing and rectifying cycle electronic gear change system faults
  • And electrically propelled cycle awareness

This Level 3 VRQ has a high level of technical content coupled together with advanced practical skills


On completion of this qualification the learner could progress onto higher level study or into employment


This qualification is assessed by practical tasks and written assignments

Course Price

VRQ Level 3( 601/4577/8 )   £2400

Course Dates

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