VELOTECH TRAINING

VELOTECH TRAINING

COVID-19

Coronavirus

We are pleased to announce that we have now moved into our new training premises based at Block A, Unit 5, JKS Workshops, North Elgin PLace, John Knox Street, G81 1LU. Moving the training courses to these premises, means that we can provide enough space for the social distancing and follow the current coronavirus government guidelines.

If you would like to book onto a Velotech course, or would like further information about the training, please contact us by email on info@cycleform.co.uk or on 07900241753.

Velotech courses are nationally recognised awards that qualify you to work in the cycle industry, but they are also a great way to enhance your own knowledge and skills in cycle maintenance for personal use.

The Velotech courses range from training and assessment in basic bicycle maintenance-the Red, White, Blue and Bronze Awards; to the Silver and Gold courses, which provide training and assessment in bicycle mechanics to Industry standard level. The Silver course is a pre-requisite for going onto the Gold course. The Velotech courses are run by Donald Cameron, Velotech trainer for Glasgow and West Scotland.

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These courses are run at Cycleform training Centre, in Glasgow, but we also operate as a mobile training unit and can run courses at customers’ venues.

During the course the candidates are shown how to perform each task, then led through the procedure, and finally have to carry out the task unaided to demonstrate that they understand the procedure and can carry it out in a safe and competent manner.

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VELOTECH BRONZE AWARD

The Bronze foundation course is suitable for inexperienced individuals aiming to start working towards becoming a cycle mechanic, or who just want to enhance their bike skills for personal use. It is suitable for, outdoor activity instructors, teachers, bike project workers, and family members, amongst others, who look after bikes .We teach you how to inspect and sign off any bike as being up to British standard.

  • £330 (per participant)

    2 day course (7 hrs per day) for between 4 & 6 participants per course.
    Velotech Bronze courses are pre-arranged.
    Please contact us on 07900241753 for details.

Further information
This is the foundation course for those aiming to formalise their bicycle mechanics experience. We recommend that candidates start with the Bronze course, as it provides a good introduction and training pathway. Key aspects of professional practises are introduced that provide the foundation for progressing to the Silver Velotech level.

Content
This course is run in conjunction with Velotech Cycling and follows their syllabus and requirements, including:

- Workshop health and safety
- Workshop principles and practices.
- Inspect and adjust most common parts
- Wheel removal
- Puncture repair (incl. tubeless tyres)
- Use of Torque wrenches
- Detailed lubricant briefing and application.
- British Standards requirements
- Pre-delivery Inspection process

Assessment
There are assessment tasks and a multiple choice question paper as part of the accreditation process.

velotech silver award

Further information
This course builds on the knowledge and process of undertaking a Pre-delivery Inspection of the bikes – as covered in the Bronze level award. The focus is on fitting and repairs of common parts.

Course content
This course is run in conjunction with Velotech Cycling and follows their syllabus and requirements, including:

- British Standards requirements
- Working to Manufacturer’s specifications
- Health and Safety considerations
- Recording your work
- Fitting & Repair
- Making adjustments of
- Brakes – both rim and disc
- Gear systems
- Headsets
- Hubs
- Bottom brackets
- Chainsets

Assessment
Evidence is by demonstration, testing and questioning, and a multiple choice questionnaire.

VELOTECH SILVER AWARD

The Silver course is predominantly aimed at people who work in or wish to work in the bike industry. This course covers professional workshop practices, knowledge and skills, at industry standard, covering inspection and adjustment of common component systems on most bikes.

  • £330 (per participant)

    Duration - 2 days
    Class size - between 4 & 6 participants per course.


    Course Pre-requisite: Candidates must have a sound knowledge of the anatomy of a bicycle and be able to complete all tasks covered at Bronze, e.g. removing tyres, changing inner tubes, adjusting headsets, indexing gears and setting up all brake types.

The next Silver Velotech courses running at Cycleform are listed at the bottom of this page.

VELOTECH GOLD AWARD

The Gold course in Workshop Supervision & Advanced Mechanics is predominantly aimed at people who work in the bike industry, and wish to progress their careers as a cycle mechanic. The successful candidate will be accredited to identify, adjust and replace many common components and systems found on bikes.

  • £330 (per participant)

    Duration - 2 days
    Class size - between 4 & 6 participants per course.


    Course pre-requisites: Candidates need to be at least 16 years of age, have attained the Silver Velotech Award, and consolidated the knowledge and skills gained from the Silver course.

velotech gold award

Course content
This course is run in conjunction with Velotech Cycling and follows their syllabus and requirements, including:

- Moving from recreational practices to professional standards
- Workshop etiquette
- Workshop safety
- Health and Safety considerations
- British Standards requirements
- Recording your work
- Assemble a bicycle from a bare, prepared frame, or strip and reassemble a bicycle, replacing or modifying parts in the process showing an understanding of the technical considerations around those operations
- Strip and service / maintain hubs, bottom brackets and head sets to industry standards.
- Fit a replacement spoke into and true a conventional wheel
- Fault finding
- Collecting information on new and varied components
- Bleeding Shimano hydraulic braking systems

The Gold award also does not look at Suspension systems i.e. fork internals and rear shocks. These are manufacturer specific and fall outside the scope of the award.

Assessment
Assessment tasks and a multiple choice question.

The next Gold courses are running at Cycleform are listed at the bottom of this page.

BOOK TRAINING

We have spaces available soon

Velotech Bronze, Silver & Gold course dates;

Please email info@cycleform.co.uk, if you are interested in finding out more about our upcoming courses.

Please contact us on 07900241753 if you would like to be placed on a waiting list.

Bronze courses;
Sat 4th and Sun 5th Dec

Silver courses;
Thurs 2nd and Fri 3rd Dec
Sat 11th and Sun 12th Dec

Gold courses;
Thurs 9th and Fri 10th Dec

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