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Platinum Plus

Platinum Plus is designed to equip the more advanced mechanic with many of the skills that he or she will need in working in today's rapidly-advancing and ever more complex workshop environment.

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Details of the additional modules referred to below can be seen on the Advanced Training page.

Platinum Plus candidates must have, as a minimum requirement, a Platinum accreditation, or an equivalent, as well as a Sapim wheel-building certificate.


Platinum Plus

The candidate will need to show the ability to:

  • build a custom cycle (including selecting compatible components) to include:
  • all elements of the Platinum Award plus
  • two specialist "Add On" modules (see details below) selected from:
    • Sturmey Archer hub gears
    • Campagnolo servicing modules
    • Advanced wheel building
    • electrical powered cycles
    • frame design and materials

For dates of courses that contribute towards Platinum Plus, or to arrange a course for a group of mechanics, please contact us by email at velotechcycling_@_aim.com - please remove the underscores in your mail address bar.

Industry note: This award requires the same technical competencies CyTech 3 and the standards of proof and assessment are exactly as for a level 3 NVQ. The “non-practical” elements of numeracy and literacy are covered within the operations required for the award. There are no separate tests of numeracy or literacy.

Unlike many of our competitors, we have a clear policy where manufacturer-specific training is concerned - we don't deliver training on a manufacturer's equipment until we have been to that manufacturer or their appointed service centre & been trained and signed off by them. The reason that we go to these lengths is that it is all too easy to interpret a manufacturer's specification or instruction leaflet, often translated from a second language, incorrectly. Also, when entering into training with manufacturers, the trainers get far better background knowledge and develop a better understanding of the product than could ever be gained by a simple perusal of a manufacturer's literature.