Cycle Maintenance

Students accessing the Cycle Maintenance programme here at The Aspire Academy will work towards the IMI Level 1 Certificate in Transport Maintenance (Cycle Pathway), 601/8754/2.


What does the qualification cover?

This engaging and motivating Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) is generally aimed at learners 14-19 years old, who have a keen interest to learn about the maintenance of various types of transport and the job roles that are available within the sector.
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How many units are required to complete it?
This qualification consists of 3 mandatory units, 5 generic units and 4 cycle specific units assessed by a portfolio of evidence. Students must achieve all of the units listed to achieve the qualification.
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Locating, Interpreting and Using Technical Information
  • Applying Engineering Techniques in an Automotive Environment
  • The Retail Motor Industry
  • Introduction to Mobile Automotive Repair Trades
  • Preparation for Riding a Motorcycle or Moped
  • Health and Safety Practices in a Maintenance and Repair Environment
  • Tools, Equipment and Consumable Materials Used for Cycle Maintenance and Repair
  • Remove and Replace a Cycle Gear Assembly
  • Carry Out a Systematic Cycle Check
  • Repair a Cycle Puncture
  • Remove and Replace a Cycle Rim Brake Assembly


Completion of this Certificate Qualification will support the learners progression onto Foundation Learning (Level 1) or High (Level 2) Diploma. It can also supplement their progress to GCSEs and other appropriate destinations, such as apprenticeships and employment.

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