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Course Notes

How the dates work:

Dates at Shelton are generally shown at our Facebook page.
Dates at Velotech Training Workshops (VTWs) are publicised by the VTWs, independently.

Velotech courses are designed to be completely modular and each module is portable - so training can be commenced at one VTW and continued at another, at a later date, with no loss of training content.

If we take a "Professional" course (formerly "Platinum"), currently offered at Glenmore Lodge, Cycle Training Wales, Outspoken or of course at Velotech's Central Training Workshop in Shelton as an example, a Professional week looks like this:

  • Material for a Bronze certification is covered in the first two days a Professional Course week.
  • Additional material and the assessment to Silver level, on days three and four.
  • Material additional to Silver, for Gold assessment, is covered on day five of week one and days six and seven (week two, days one and two).
  • Additional information and assessment for a Professional accreditation is covered in day seven and in the Foundation Wheelbuilding module (days eight and nine).
  • Foundation Wheelbuilding can also be followed as a stand-alone course, although we prefer candidates to have a minimum Bronze and preferably Gold level Velotech or similar accreditation before attending.
  • Candidates requiring Professional Plus, the full eight days of the Professional course, plus the required additional modules.

Your Velotech Training Pathway

We now specify that candidates take their training in two- or three-day "bites" with a period of consolidation between. Going from little detailed knowledge of cycle mechanics to an Gold certification, for instance, is not easy - there is a lot of knowledge to acquire and fully digest each day, before moving to the next step along the way. Hence, potential candidates proceed like this:

  • Contact Velotech Cycling Ltd or one of our partners to disuss your enrolment / registration.
  • Enrol on a course at the requisite level, which in almost every case will be Bronze - we no longer permit our training partners to accept candidates for training via other route unless this has been specifically discussed and agreed with Velotech Cycling Ltd in advance. Experience has shown us that other routes do not yield optimal results and just as importantly, it keeps all course participants "on the same page" where Health and Safety and other good working practices are concerned.
  • If you have, say, already acheived a Bronze award, and you wish to progress to Silver, you will need to show evidence that you have consolidated that learning and then to attend the third and fourth days of a Professional "week".
  • If you have already acheived a Bronze award and you wish to be trained and assessed at Gold level, you will need to attend a Silver course (the third and fourth days of a Professional "week", be assessed and then show evidence of at least one months' consolidation, before attending the fifth and sixth days of a Professional course. We no longer allow a candidate to pass directly from Bronze to Gold with no consolidation break after the Silver module. We require at least a one month consolidation period between Silver and Gold.
  • A progression that follows the pattern above can be used to take you all the way through to Professional and beyond.


Award of certification at any level is NOT GUARANTEED ONLY BY ATTENDANCE ... satisfactory completions of assessments are required before certification.

If the assessment is not satisfactory, it can be re-taken, or the training can be re-done at an extra fee, and the assessment re-taken.

Re-assessment, if it is run in parallel with an existing course, is generally free of charge.

Shelton Training Centre:


The problems associated with training in a restricted space and the need for heightened levels of tool and surface cleanliness during the COVID-19 pandemic emphasised the need for these considerations to be taken into account, even once the pandemic had passed. Hence, we have limited the maximum training numbers on general mechanics courses and Wheel-building courses, to four.

In normal circumstances, the minimum number of candidates that we can run any given course with is three - but candidates who want us to run a course irrespective of the minimum number of candidates being available have the option of paying £450.00 + VAT per day.

If we have 3+ candidates for each day, the course fee is £190 + VAT per day, generally payable in advance.


All courses and assessments can be delivered in-house by arrangement - the daily fee for the instructor / assessor is £500.00 + VAT. Expenses and mileage are charged.

Velotech Training Workshops:

We have availability of training at a number of other workshops based around the UK - please contact us for details, or see the links on the Home page.