To Book :
For the Bike Inn Online course please book above, it incorporates our Theory and Foundation course. All Courses start with our Theory and Foundation course (part 1). To book a course, please book Theory and Foundation course via the above link.
This course takes place over a defined four week period, which after successful completion earns you the Bike Inn Foundation Certificate in Bicycle Mechanics. If you are wishing to attain your IMI Level 2 qualification this course prepares you the intensive on-site week required to attain your qualification.
You will work through online and practical assessments that will provide enough knowledge and skills to effectively enter you into the industry. This is a flexible and achievable way to study - particularly given the current Covid-19 pandemic situation. We’ll be there for you at the other end of emails, chats, phone calls and structured online meetings to answer all your questions and ensure you are not left feeling alone during your learning.
As with our traditionally structure IMI Level 2 training, we still provide additional course content over and above what is deemed to be the basic qualification requirements ,because we consider this to be essential if you are looking to work in event support, a shop or to start your own business.
The course will give you an in-depth foundation knowledge of build, adjustment and problem solving, including all of the following:
Health and Safety
Workshop Best Practices
Manually Operated Gears
This is the preparation course for our Intensive Practical Training week - and together the two elements cover the syllabus required for the IMI Level 2 Qualification in Bicycle Mechanics [OFQUAL accredited].
These two courses together are equivalent to our traditionally taught IMI Level 2 Weeks 1 & 2, just restructured to give you a more flexible and convenient way to train.
study at home modules Start on a given Monday each month, with a mandatory welcome video meeting on the saturday immediately prior - please ensure you are able to attend this and other video meetings throughout the course as they form an integral part of your learning and assessment.
£630.00 per person
*prequalification required via our virtual foundation course*
This week can only be completed after our Theory and Foundation virtual course. This week is tough, we won't hide or apologise for that. This week is required to achieve IMI Level 2 Certification. Having learned the theory with our virtual learning course and practiced where possible on your own or your friends' bikes, the assessment and qualification week runs as follows:
Day 1: Online IMI closed book assessments that must be passed and must be taken in our premises in Cumbria
Day 2: Brake and Hydraulic Practical - Routine Cycle Maintenance
Day 3: Wheel building (Plus time put aside for resits where necessary)
Day 4: Wheel Building part 2 - Change a Cycle Frame (Complete strip and rebuild constantly assessed for individual systems)
Day 5: Continuation of Day 4 (Plus time put aside for resits where necessary)
This week is conducted with individual progression as a priority allowing for a fully immersive learning experience and a high level of access to the instructors' feedback. At the end of this week, you'll know, and will have practiced, more than most currently employed bike mechanics - giving you a springboard into the industry.
£1260.00 per person
Our Professional Training (which will also enable you to attain your IMI Level 3 qualification) can be completed in one of two ways:
Those who have already passed the IMI Level 2 certificate here at the Bike Inn can study the theory modules online over a designated one month period, followed by a one week immersive practical course and assessment, delivered here in Cumbria.
£1980.00 per person
for the IMI Level 2 graduates 'top up' course
Alternatively, for those wanting to qualify from the beginning through to Level 3, we run the complete programme which comprises 4 separate training elements. We are also approved to provide this course through the ELCAS scheme, for those exiting from HM Forces. Please Book the Part 1 Bike Inn Virtual Theory and Foundation course to start your qualification.
£3150.00 per person
for the full 4 units
The IMI Level 3 course carries on from the course materials within the Level 2 qualification above, and goes on to cover the following...
Frame geometry and a detailed look at how this affects bikes
Advanced hydraulics, including rear suspension and dropper posts
Advanced wheel systems and complex wheels
Higher end group sets
In depth diagnostics of all electronic group sets
Electric Bikes - Legislation, the current technology, battery management, conversions, diagnosis and maintenance on all major manufactures
An introduction into performance bike fitting
An introduction into cycling coaching
After completing the course you are able to:
• Enter the bike industry at the highest level
•Set up your own Cycle repair mobile shop or shop to the highest standard
• Work in a professional bike shop
• Support Cycling teams
• Support Cycle events
The four separate training elements for those starting out and wanting to achieve this qualification from scratch are as follows (to be completed in the order presented, but over a time period and course dates to suit you):
4 Weeks Virtual Theory & Foundation Training (including IMI Level 3 modules 1-4)
2 Days Practical Wheel Building, at our premises in Cumbria
4 Weeks Virtual Professional Training (including IMI Level 3 modules 5-8)
1 Week Intensive Professional Practical Training & Assessment, at our premises in Cumbria
Assessment to gain the Professional qualification entails an element of short essay writing, in addition to the virtual multiple-choice questionnaires, which must be completed in your own time and submitted and assessed before you can receive your qualification.
20% deposit required to book either option