Professional Bicycle Maintenance Level 1

Students on this course could be eligible for funding help through Welsh Government's Personal Learning Accounts (PLAs). A PLA allows you to access free training on selected courses, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria. Check out our PLA page to see if you can apply.

Course Overview

This course is designed for cycling enthusiasts and aims to give a good level of mechanical ability to maintain a bicycle.

It will give you the confidence to carry out repairs and servicing whilst also teaching you when you need to see a more experienced trained technician.

The course covers:

  • Headsets
  • Bottom brackets
  • Drive trains
  • Gear set-up
  • Brakes
  • Hubs
  • Tyres & tubes

This course will be externally assessed by a Cytech accredited provider, Activate Cycle Academy to Cytech one. Cytech one course is made up of two parts – theory and technical. You will do the theory at home - a link will be sent to you to work through. You will then attend College for the two-day technical training element.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Course Delivery

The course will be delivered in our new specialised facility over two days.

The course will be assessed to Cytech one by an external accredited assessor from Activate Cycle Academy, Oxford.. This date for the assessment session will be given during the training.

Progression Opportunities

You could progress onto Professional Bicycle Maintenance Level two.

Additional Information

A bicycle and tools will be provided for the duration of the course.

PLA Funding is available to cover the cost of the course, to find out more and to check if you are eligible please visit

Jubilee Court
Course deliverable in Welsh:

Detailed course information

Where and when can I study?

Start Date: Thu 20 Apr 2023 | Course Code: ZA247 STP36 | Cost: £0

Level TBC   Thursday and Friday   8.30 - 5pm   2 Days   Jubilee Court  

Start Date: Mon 5 Jun 2023 | Course Code: ZA247 STP37 | Cost: £0

Level TBC   Monday and Tuesday   8.30 - 5pm   2 Days   Jubilee Court  

Start Date: Thu 8 Jun 2023 | Course Code: ZA247 STP38 | Cost: £0

Level TBC   Thursday and Friday   8.30 - 5pm   2 Days   Jubilee Court