Bicycle Mechanic Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard

Our cycle maintenance apprenticeships are work-based training programmes for bike mechanics.

  • Level

    Level 2

  • Type

    Other

  • Study Mode

    Part-time

  • Duration

    1 Year

  • Location

    Merrist Wood College

  • Pathway

    Cycles

Our cycle maintenance apprenticeships are work-based training programmes for bike mechanics designed around the needs of the cycle trade that lead to nationally recognised qualifications (such as NVQ’s and Cytech accreditation).

These apprenticeships are the only training schemes available that include Cytech certification as part of the programme. On completion, you will become a fully trained professional bike mechanic.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to build, repair and service all kinds of bicycles – for example road, mountain, hybrid, recumbent, disabled adapted, electric and other human powered road and off-road vehicles.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to build, repair and service all kinds of bicycles – for example road, mountain, hybrid, recumbent, disabled adapted, electric and other human powered road and off-road vehicles. You will typically work in bicycle shops, dedicated workshops, in the field for bicycle racing teams or mobile mechanics and other areas where bicycles play a prominent part.

A cycle maintenance apprenticeship is a real job within the cycle trade but with the added benefit of receiving extra professional training while you work – you earn whilst learning and gain nationally recognised qualifications such as Cytech certification. Learning new skills can provide increased employability, progression and earning potential. It can also bring greater confidence, a sense of community and improve happiness and wellbeing.

Our Apprenticeship in Bicycle Mechanics is the only scheme available that includes Cytech certification as part of the training.

You will typically work in bicycle shops, dedicated workshops, in the field for bicycle racing teams or mobile mechanics and other areas where bicycles play a prominent part.

A cycles apprenticeship can lead to a rewarding career in a variety of roles in the cycles industry. You may choose to progress with your employer, change jobs or study a higher-level apprenticeship.

To become an apprentice, you need to be living and working in England (contracted for at least 30 hours per week), be aged 16 or over and not in full-time education. That means you need a full-time job, with an employer who is willing to support your training throughout the apprenticeship.

As an cycles apprentice with Activate Apprenticeships, you will have access to the following facilities at Activate Learning colleges:

Libraries and learning environments

Ability to borrow books and laptops

Digital resources and programmes

A student card, allowing you to take advantage of student discounts

Can apply for an Apprentice extra Totum Card

Advice and support services for apprentices includes:

Advice and Admissions

Learning Support

Student Support

Impartial careers advisors

One-to-one support

A college nurse

Free counselling service

Why Merrist Wood College?

  • Clear routes of progression with qualifications ranging from foundation level to degree level!
  • Industry experienced teaching staff give you the responsibility and independence you need to take charge of your own future.
  • 100+

    different courses

  • 50+

    years of experience in teaching land-based subjects

  • 400

    -acre campus specialising in the land-based industries

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