Fancy getting an officially recognised certificate to prove your wrenching talent? Then you’ll be delighted to hear the seperate NVQ and bike industry led CYTech courses have been merged at a new training centre in Aylesbury. The purpose built workshop and training scheme has been funded by European grants and industry sponsorship and the merged CyTech/NVQ courses – in effect, a nationally-recognised apprenticeship scheme – are now free for the under 25s, and grants are available for the over 25s.
Five or six regional centres could be set up within the next two years, although much of the learning can be done online so travel, and hands-on sessions at a participating centre, will be kept to a minimum. A website for the CyTech-NVQ centre is in the design stages but will be password-protected and will contain course-specific downloads, online help areas and all the latest tech spec manuals for specific components.
The initiative has been supported by 30 suppliers and brands, including Madison, Chicken, Kestrel, RSI, and USE. Cycleurope has supplied Peugeot bikes to be the “patients”.
For more information on how to apply for the course, contact Alan Finch on 01296 481818 or mail him from here.