Professional Plus (formerly "Platinum Plus")
Professional 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.
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.
The candidate will need to show the ability to:
- build a custom cycle (including selecting compatible components) to include:
- all elements of the Professional 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 Professional 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.