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.
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 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.