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Downland Cycles  ELC / ELCAS approved Bike Maintenance Centre. If it can be repaired, we'll teach you how

 

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

VRQ Level 3
IMIAL 601/4577/8 - Certificate in Cycle Mechanics

IMIAL 601/4576/6 - Certificate in Cycle Frame Building


ELCAS course codes
IACM14T - for intensive 16 day course
IACM17T - for standard 19 day course

 

Our bike mechanic 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 first day of 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.

Frame building courses are run in our purpose built frame building room. Each student has their own frame building jig and brazing tools. Maximum of 3 students on each course.

The courses are delivered via:

Practical instruction
Practical assessments
Written assessments
Practice sessions and supervised repairs
Ongoing support on course completion

How ELC / ELCAS works

Courses available:

Level 3 VRQ Cycle mechanics (IACM14T or IACM74T)
Level 3 VRQ Advanced frame building and design
(FBC)

 

  1. Choose your course

    IACM14T - Intensive 16 days
    IACMT17T - Standard 19 days
    FBC - 11 days

  2. Choose your dates

  3. Email or phone Julie to provisionally book and ask questions

  4. Complete ELC application form

  5. Send form 1746 to Julie to be signed

  6. Receive Claim Authorisation Note (CAN) and send or email it to Julie then pay your deposit

  7. Course registration is now completed

VRQ Level 3
IMIAL 601/4577/8 - Certificate in Cycle Mechanics

IMIAL 601/4576/6 - Certificate in Cycle Frame Building


ELCAS course codes
IACM14T - for intensive 16 day course
IACM17T - for standard 19 day course


The course is an intensive 16 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.

You will recap on health and safety and bike mechanics. This will 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.

All units are taught to a level 3 standard.

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 15 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.


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 15 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.


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.  

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Accommodation

The course has a residential component of 38 per night including meals which is additional to the course fees. It is preferable to stay on site as you will be required to start at 8am each day and finish early evening to include practice sessions before and after assessments and test riding. Please confirm dates of arrival and departure if you plan to stay with us.

Due to the length of the training day it is not practical to stay off site, the workshops are based in a rural location with direct access to road and off road riding for active problem solving the mechanics for a range of bikes.

Price includes breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, afternoon cakes and a cooked evening meal.

There is good local riding; both on and off road, local pubs serving some of Kent's finest ales.

If you fancy a day off from riding or just want to relax stay in and sit in the garden and watch the buzzards, woodpeckers and owls that's fine.

Wireless internet is also supplied.

 


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Call to book your place 01227 709706

 

 


Downland Cycles Training Centre
2 Stone Cottages, Lynsore Bottom, Canterbury, Kent CT4 6EG
01227 709706

 julie@downlandcycles.co.uk

Visits by appointment only. Please email before visiting





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