Course Description

Stage 1 Bicycle Technician Athlone (LWETB) Blended July 2024

BEA – Bicycle Engineering Academy

Are you interested in becoming a bicycle technician?

Or are you working in the industry and looking to achieve certification?

If so this is the first step on your journey. 

This course is free of charge and is fully funded by Longford and Westmeath Education and Training Board (LWETB)

The course runs over 4 weeks

  • Week 1-3 consists of self guided online learning that you complete at a time that suits you
  • Week 4 consists of in house practical training

The programme aims to develop learners key skills and understanding in building, servicing, repair and maintenance of all types of bicycles

Mandatory successful completion of online modules ( is required prior to practical training)

On successful completion of the course you will be issued with a Level 2 City & Guilds certificate in Cycle Mechanics (3902-28)


Unit 1: Introduction, Health & Safety, Parts of a Bike, Workshop Etiquette, Tyres, Tubes & Puncture Repair
Unit 2: Remove and Replace a Cycle Rim Brake Assembly
Unit 3: Transmission – Remove & Replace a Cycle Gear Assembly
Unit 4: Service Cycle Hubs, cup & cone and sealed cartridge
Unit 5: Servicing Headset Assemblies including frame preparation
Unit 6: Service Bottom Bracket & Cranks including frame prep
Unit 7: Introduction to wheel Building
Unit 8: Augment a Cycle & Systematic Cycle Check
Unit 9: Strip and Rebuild, Full change of a cycle frame

On completion of this course, you will automatically become a registered member of the Irish Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association (IPBMA).

Learners can progress to one of our Advanced Bicycle Technician Courses following successful completion of the standard course.



Course Code 423317
College Name BEA – Bicycle Engineering Academy
Course Category Bicycle Repair, Home & Garden
Course Type Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course Qualification Level 2 Certificate
Course Location Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland
Course Start Date 19th August 2024
Course End Date 13th September 2024
Course Fee 0.00
Course Duration 3 weeks Online Self Guided Learning, Followed By 1 Week Practical Training
Course Times Week 1-3 Blended learning you complete in your own time Week 4 Practical training Monday-Thursday 09:00-04:30 Friday 09:00-13:00
Awarding Body City & Guilds
Title of Awarding Level 2 3902-28
Entry Requirements Education: Junior Certificate or equivalent. Aptitude: Candidates wanting to develop some of the key skills and understanding in building, servicing, repair and maintenance of all types of cycles. These qualifications could also be used as ‘interest’ courses for a wide range of learners. Previous Experience: Some mechanical experience would be an advantage.
Career Path Progression to Stage 2 & Stage 3 Advanced Bicycle Technican Training
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