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Visit Activate Cycle Academy at this weekend’s York Cycle Festival

Cytech-partner Activate Cycle Academy, which has specialist cycle maintenance training centres in Oxford, Guildford, Stafford and Darlington, will be exhibiting at this weekend’s York...

19 Jun 2024, more…

Cytech training provider Spokes People to deliver workshops at National Cycling Show 2024, opening next Saturday 15th June

Lee & Darren from Spokes People, one of Cytech’s UK training providers, are attending the National Cycling Show this weekend and will be delivering various workshops and sessions for...

6 Jun 2024, more…

Rediscovery Centre Opens First Cytech Training Facility in Ireland

The Rediscovery Centre, the National Centre for the Circular Economy in Ireland, today announced its partnership with Cytech, the internationally recognised training and accreditation scheme for...

15 Apr 2024, more…

Talk the torque in the Cytech Tech Forum

Cytech, the internationally recognised training and accreditation scheme for bicycle technicians, has launched a new Facebook group - the Cytech Tech Forum –...

11 Mar 2024, more…

BikeBiz editor gets hands on with Cytech technical one

Daniel Blackham, editor of industry magazine BikeBiz, has been writing about his experience of completing the Cytech technical one qualification at training provider Spokes People in Milton...

8 Mar 2024, more…

JE James Cycles to open first Barnsley store

ACT member and Cytech-accredited retailer JE James Cycles – one of the largest independent cycle retailers in Europe – is to open a new 7,874 sq ft store shop in Barnsley town...

7 Mar 2024, more…

Activate Cycle Academy welcomes British Cycling to Cytech technical one training course

Cytech partner Activate Cycle Academy, the largest and most recognised training provider of bike maintenance and technical training courses to the UK’s cycle industry, recently welcomed a...

6 Mar 2024, more…

Local Bike Shop Day 2024 confirmed for Saturday May 4th.

The ACT is happy to confirm the date for Local Bike Shop Day 2024 as Saturday 4 May, the weekend of the early May Bank Holiday.

29 Feb 2024, more…

ACT tells Parliamentary Committee of the need for urgent systemic change to the Cycle to Work scheme.

With more than 500 cycle businesses having now signed up to its campaign for change to the Cycle to Work scheme, a delegation from the Association of Cycle Traders has met with All Party...

25 Jan 2024, more…

OPSS takes enforcement action over dangerous e-bike battery.

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) is taking enforcement action and warning consumers about a brand of e-bike battery – UPP – that has been linked to a number of...

24 Jan 2024, more…

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Funded training available for Cycle Maintenance Apprenticeships

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Funded training available for Cycle Maintenance Apprenticeships

Posted on 9 Aug 2023

Fully funded training for school and college leavers is available for the Cycle Maintenance Apprenticeship for those under 19 years of age at the start of the apprenticeship.

Cytech courses

The training being delivered by Activate Cycle Academy is fully funded by the government, with employers able to claim an additional incentive grant of £1,000 per apprentice. For apprentices over 19, the training is 95% funded by the government leaving a small employer’s contribution of just £350 towards the training**

This covers 18 months of staff training, including Cytech level 2 AND Cytech level 3 funded by the government, making the apprenticeship programme a cost-effective means for upskilling workshop staff.

Activate Cycle Academy’s 18-month apprenticeship in bicycle mechanics is ideal for anyone looking to start a career within the cycle industry and become a fully qualified bike mechanic. It’s a work-based training programme for both, new and existing bike mechanics specifically designed around the needs of the cycle trade.

Cytech technical training is at the heart of the course to ensure that all apprentices gain industry recognised qualifications as part of their apprenticeship. It offers the perfect mix of learning whilst working and includes the following industry’s standard professional qualifications and study topics:

  • Cytech online Theory One
  • Cytech Technical Two
  • Cytech Technical Three
  • Customer service
  • Merchandising
  • Advanced selling skills
  • Business administration studies
  • E-Bikes
  • Plus many more study topics

For more information, click here.

(** This funding applies for all non-apprenticeship levy paying employers. Very large employers with an annual payroll greater than £3 million, fund apprenticeship training via their apprenticeship levy account).

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