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Velotech Platinum

Qualify LEVEL | 3 day(s) | Ratio 1:3 | From £725.00

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The courses will only be delivered by Velotech approved instructors who have extensive mechanical and biking skills. This course is intended for experienced bike mechanics looking to develop. The Platinum course deals with key areas: Frame Preparation Wheel Building Hydraulic Systems

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The course consists of three days of training with an on-going practical assessment element. The aim would be that you would leave at the end of the three days having passed the criteria needed to achieve the award. There is ongoing practical assessment throughout the course as well as a multiple choice question paper.


This is a professional standard award in the Velotech scheme and therefore is suitable only to those who are aged 16 and over, have held the Gold Velotech award for at least a month, as well as having current mechanic experience.


With this qualification you will be certified to assess and prepare bike frames, bleed a variety of hydraulic brake systems and build bike wheels. It is ideal for:

• experienced bike mechanics who are supervising the ongoing maintenance of a fleet of bikes

• those that want to develop their work in a Bike shop as a mechanic

• enthusiastic bikers looking to work on their own bikes

• MTB Leaders / Coaches looking to formalise their knowledge and certify them to work on clients bikes Candidates must hold the Velotech Gold award or equivalent prior to attending the course.


Frame Preparation

  • Measuring new frames to ensure build quality
  • Facing, chasing and reaming of bike frames

Wheel Building

  • This syllabus element can be augmented by opting into our Hope Technology package, this includes parts to build and take home your own Hope Technology Wheelset! Please contact us at least 6 weeks prior to your course if you want to include this option to discuss components and pricing.

Hydraulic Systems

  • Focussing on the setup and bleeding of hydraulic brake systems

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We have a purpose built teaching workshop ready for your course. This is equipped with all that is needed to facilitate all aspects of the syllabus. We can also supply all PPE for you including workshop aprons, gloves and barrier cream. We also supply all consumables needed to coach and assess you through the process. However, we do not carry a stock of components with which to service your own bike. We aim to work on bikes supplied by us. These bikes will enable us to work through all the key principles and systems required. For Velotech Gold/Platinum it may be interesting to bring along a bike with any unusual components on it for the purposes of discussion (this is NOT essential)

• Instruction

• Use of kit

• Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day


Accommodation in an en-suite bedroom.  If booking as an Individual, you will not be asked to share with a stranger.

Breakfast on each course day (except one day and back-to-back courses).

Dinner on each course day (except the final day, and on one day or back-to-back courses).

Use of the facilities at Glenmore Lodge.

Linen is provided along with a towel, you may wish to bring an extra towel if you would like to use the facilities.

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