VRQ Level 2
City & Guilds 3902/28 Cycle Maintenance Course

or
IMIAL Level 2 Award in
Cycle Maintenance and Repair (QCF) I.D: 600/5835/3

Downland Cycles Bike Maintenance Centre. If it can be repaired, we'll teach you how
Our bike maintenance courses are run in our purpose built training centre. Each student has their own work bench and own set of tools to work with. Bikes are provided for you to practice on for the course both road and mountain bikes are available. Build up your confidence on our bikes before tackling your own bike for a full strip down, clean, re-lubricate and rebuild. Maximum of 5 students on each course.

We have 2 VRQ courses here at Downland Cycles Standard and Intensive.

The Standard and Intensive courses contain all of the same course material as each other the only difference is the length of the course. The Intensive course runs over 7 days and the Standard over 10. To achieve this the teaching day is longer.
Standard 10 day Maintenance Course £1350(inc VAT)
Intensive 7 dayMaintenance Course £1100(inc VAT)
Learn everything you need to know about your bike. No stone left unturned. By the end of the course you will have learnt all the skills necessary to be a competent mechanic. No experience is needed to take one of these courses, we take you right back to basics and build your skills quickly and rapidly.

 

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

Standard 10 day

Standard 10 day Maintenance Course £1350(inc VAT)
Monday-Sunday 9am-5pm and 7-9.30pm for those staying on site.

Day1
Health and Safety
Risk assessing
Job sheets
Data sheets
COSHH data sheets
Tools, description and use of all tools used on the course
Puncture repairs
Removing and replacing wheels
Tyres, inner tubes, valves and accessories. fitting and removal
Chain fitting removal and types
Bearings, sizes and grades
System safety check

Day 2
Gear setup and adjustment (Shimano)
Chainset removal and fitting (internal bearing)
Chain ring removal fitting and replacements
Pedal fitting, replacing and thread checking and tapping
Bottom bracket fitting and removal and replacements

Day 3
Gear review plus instruction of other types of gear systems (Campagnolo, Sram)
Chainset removal and fitting (external bearing)
Cassettes and freewheel replacing and fitting
Brake types, fitting removal and adjustment
Front and rear mech types, fitting removal and adjustment
Jockey wheel replacement
Cables, types of inners and outers, replacing cables

Day 4
Gear refresher
Headsets adjustment
Headset fitting and removal
Frame preparation. Facing and cleaning bottom brackets, reaming headsets and crownraces
Tapping and cleaning threads
Seat tube dimensions
Stem dimensions
Handlebar dimensions
Hub adjustments
Hub servicing
Spoke replacement
Wheel truing

Day 5
Strip down clean and reassemble your own bike

Day 6
Theory of wheel building
Demonstration of components and tools
Spoke length calculation

Day 7
Hub adjustment review
Wheel truing theory and practices for repairs
Wheel building demonstration
Calculate spoke lengths and build a wheel as practice

Day 8
Calculate spoke lengths and build a pair of wheels to be ridden

Day 9
Augment a cycle (Government term for add accessories to a bike)
Theory and practice of fitting:
Childs seats, computers, locks, bottle cages, racks, mudguards and lights

Day 10
Written exams
Final practical assessment is to dismantle and rebuild bike

Available dates and payments

Intensive 7 day

Intensive 7 day Cycle Maintenance Course £1100(inc VAT)

Monday-Sunday 9am-5pm and 7-9.30pm for those staying on site.

Day1
Health and Safety
Risk assessing
Job sheets
Data sheets
COSHH data sheets
Tools, description and use of all tools used on the course
Puncture repairs
Removing and replacing wheels
Tyres, inner tubes, valves and accessories. fitting and removal
Chain fitting removal and types
Bearings, sizes and grades
Pedal fitting, replacing and thread checking and tapping

Day 2
Gear setup and adjustment (Shimano)
Chainset removal and fitting
Chain ring removal fitting and replacements 
Bottom bracket fitting and removal and replacements
Seat tube dimensions
Stem dimensions
Handlebar dimensions

Day 3
Gear review plus instruction of other types of gear systems (Campagnolo, Sram)
Cassettes and freewheel replacing and fitting
Brake types, fitting removal and adjustment
Front and rear mech types, fitting removal and adjustment
Jockey wheel replacement
Cables, types of inners and outers, replacing cables
Headsets adjustment
Headset fitting and removal

Day 4
Gear refresher
Hub adjustments
Hub servicing
Frame preparation. Facing and cleaning bottom brackets, reaming headsets and crown races
Tapping and cleaning threads
Seat tube reaming
Augment a cycle (Government term for add accessories to a bike)
Theory and practice of fitting:
Child seats, computers, locks, bottle cages, racks, mudguards and lights

Day 5
Theory of wheel building
Demonstration of components and tools
Spoke length calculation
Wheel building demonstration
Wheel lacing practice

Day 6
Calculate spoke lengths and build a pair of wheels

Day 7

Written exams
Final practical assessment is to dismantle and rebuild bike

Available dates and payments