We have 3 ELCAS training courses, a Standard and an Intensive Cycle Mechanics Course and a Frame Building Course

IMIAL 601/4577/8 - Certificate in Cycle Mechanics
ACM17T standard course £2500 inc VAT
IACM14T intensive course £2500 inc VAT

IMIAL 601/4576/6 - Certificate in Cycle Frame Building
FBC advanced frame building £2400 inc VAT

FOR LOWER TIER LEARNING CREDITS CONTACT JULIE FOR PATHWAY
01227 709706 julie@downlandcycles.co.uk

How ELC / ELCAS works

Choose your course
IACM14T - Intensive  | IACMT17T - Standard  | FBC
Choose your dates
Email or phone Julie to provisionally book and ask questions, Complete ELC application form
Send form 1746 to Julie to be signed
Receive Claim Authorisation Note (CAN) and send or email it to Julie then pay your deposit
Course registration is now completed

Accommodation available at £35 + VAT per night including meals which is additional to the course fees.

IACMT14T

The course is an intensive 15 day course which can be taken in either as a whole course or split into 2 parts. Learn everything you need to set up as a professional cycle mechanic, in your own business or within the cycle industry.

Starting with comprehensive general cycle mechanics, legislation and customer service, we then lead onto advanced wheel building, problem solving, mechanic assessments, hydraulic disc brake servicing, suspension system servicing, suspension design and setup, factory wheel servicing, hub gear servicing, Shimano and Campagnolo electronic groupsets and electric bikes.

The level 3 VRQ is the highest qualification in the cycle industry, a national professional accreditation that is also internationally recognised.

Once qualified, we continue to support you by email, phone or workshop support and supplies at special trade prices for those setting up business. We will advise on your full professional workshop tools and equipment, trade prices, industry accounts and advice on what is needed. Having set up our own bike retail, repairs, hire and events company 18 years ago we know the pitfalls and also many people in the cycle trade.

Course times are 9am-5.30pm and 7-9.30pm for those staying on site.

Available dates and payments

IACMT17T

The same course content as the Intensive course above but taught over a longer period and at a slower pace. We will continue to offer our support by email, phone or workshop support and supplies at special trade prices for those setting up business. We can help you set up your full professional workshop tools and equipment, trade prices and advice on what is needed. Having set up our own bike retail, repairs, hire and events company 18 years ago we know the pitfalls and also many people in the cycle trade.

Course times are 9am-5.30pm and 7-9.30pm for those staying on site.

Available dates and payments

FRAME BUILDING

For those of you wanting to ride something a bit special, something you have made yourself then this is the course for you. Come and learn the skills of frame building at Downland Cycles.

Build a frame to fit you perfectly.The 11 day course caters for absolute beginners, and no experience of brazing or welding is needed to attend our course. As long as you are practical and are confident in using hand tools them we will be able to teach you how to build a frame, design a frame using CAD, fillet braze, lug and mitre. Build a frame and forks to ride and own.

Available dates and payments