Accredited professional bike mechanic training

Rothar provides the City & Guilds accredited training course in bike mechanics. This course is equally suited to people already working in the cycle industry who want an internationally recognised qualification or keen cyclists interested in taking their maintenance or bike building skills to the next level. All training takes place in our training centre at 131 - 133 Francis st, Dublin 8.

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Course Content Overview

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: Wheel Building 
Unit 8: Wheel Building Cont’d 
Unit 9: Augment a Cycle & Systematic Cycle Check 
Unit 10: Strip and Rebuild, Full change of a cycle frame 

NON COMPULSORY MODULES:
(Covered if time allows; Acknowledged by a ‘Rothar’ Certificate):

Unit 11: Disc brake Adjustment (mechanical and hydraulic)
Unit 12: Bike fitting and finishing (Pedals, Saddles and Seatposts, Handlebars and wrapping)
Unit 13: Derailer Hanger ID and Straightening
Unit 14: Customer Service


We run two types of courses. 


1. An intensive course  - 4 hours a day (9am-1.30pm) for 8 days
2. A weekend one as 4 hours per class (1.30pm-5.30pm), once a week for 8 weeks 

Price: €800 

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A non refundable deposit must be paid upon booking of the course. 
The full amount is due to be paid two weeks before the course starts. 
All fees must be paid before the start of the course. 

Payment in instalments is possible, contact us for more details

Cancellation Policies

If attendance is cancelled: 
- With more than 3 weeks notice (21 days) before start learners receive a 500€ refund if the course has been paid in full
- With less than 3 weeks notice, learners will receive a 50% refund of cost of course if the course has been paid in full
- Less than 2 week refund will not be provided.  
Rothar and Bridge (ChangeWorks training) reserve the right to cancel or postpone a training class if necessary. If the training is cancelled, the learner is entitled to a full refund (including deposit)
Minimum attendance to open a class: 3 people

 

SOCIAL WELFARE TRAINING ALLOWANCE:

This course is approved by the Social Welfare ‘Back To Work Allowance Scheme’. For more see their website or call your local SW office. As the bike industry in Ireland is flourishing there are opportunities within this field for certified bike mechanics. Here at ICTT we are happy to assist those on this work scheme in attaining a place on this course.