City & Guilds - Level 2 Cycle Mechanic Courses

Life Cycle UK offers part time, accredited 10-day courses that teach bike mechanics to City & Guilds "Level 2 Cycle Mechanic" standard - the industry standard qualification for professional mechanics.

Who is it for?

Anyone working in the bike industry who wants a recognised qualification or experienced home mechanics looking to take their knowledge to the next level.

What does it cover?

  • Day 1 - Workshop induction, health & safety, tyres tubes and punctures
  • Day 2 - Brakes: remove, replace & configure V-brakes, Cantilever and Dual Pivot rim brake assemblies. Introduction to cable and hydraulic disc brakes
  • Day 3 - Gears: remove, replace & configure derailleurs, chain, cassette/freewheel, chain set, cables and shifters
  • Day 4 - Hub bearings: remove, replace & service loose and cartridge bearings
  • Day 5 - Bottom brackets (adjustable, cartridge & external); cranks; facing bottom brackets
  • Day 6 - Headset assembly & servicing; facing & reaming the headtube
  • Day 7 - Wheel Building (Part 1: theory and practice)
  • Day 8 - Wheel Building (Part 2: build and assessment)
  • Day 9 - Accessory fitting & systematic bike check
  • Day 10 – Full bike re-build & final assessments

Each area will be assessed as we cover it. On completion of all assessments, you will achieve a City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Cycle Mechanics (3902-28).

"The course was excellent in all aspects and exceeded my expectations. The pace was perfect, practical examples were first class and demystified a lot of technical issues. The instructor's previous teaching experience shone throughout." - Martin

What should you bring?

We will supply overalls, gloves, workstands, bikes to work on, comprehensive teaching notes and all tools. As this is a proper qualification, you will be expected to wear the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) throughout the course. All learners will also get a free copy of the Park Tool Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair to take away.

For more details, see Frequently Asked Questions.


£1,100 per place. Book online, below. Either pay in full today or select ‘pay later’ and we will get in touch to discuss a payment plan.

Course format

We deliver the course 2 days per week over 5 consecutive weeks at our fully equipped workshop in Bristol.


Upcoming course dates are listed below. Click on the title to book.


Start Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 09:00
End Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 17:00

Start Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 09:30
End Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 17:00