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Cytech workshops re-open with increased safety measures

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

Aftercytech logo over 2 months of being unable to deliver in-person practical training the Cytech training centre workshops are once again open and able to deliver courses from this week (8th March). Both Activate Cycle Academy (ACA) and PJCS are looking forward to welcoming trainees back through their doors.

Cycling continues to play a significant part in many people's lives during the ongoing lockdown, whether it be a way of looking after mental and physical wellbeing, or providing a method of transport whilst maintaining social distancing. This increase in cycling activity is once again predicted to peak over the upcoming summer months.
Cytech courses remain hugely popular and the re-opening of their workshops comes at a pivotal time to prepare the country with an industry-leading range of internationally recognised courses so that the supply of trained and certified technicians can begin to match demand.

Cytech takes the health and safety of its trainees, employees and the associated responsibilities of its training providers very seriously. Workshops are equipped with safety and social distancing measures in line with official information and advice from trusted sources including local Governments.

 

 

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Before attending trainees should read the guidelines surrounding the measures in place and adhere to them whilst on the courses. Details of these can be found here.

 

As an additional safety measure, with ACA being part of a wider college group, they're also introducing and offering lateral flow tests to all students attending Cytech courses (up to two tests per week per student per course depending on the length of course booked) at each of their locations.

Training providers have advised that courses that were originally booked with them between now and Easter will be running as scheduled with no change to original bookings, with rescheduled January and February courses following after that - all rescheduled trainees have been offered new course dates.

 

The Cytech journey begins online with Theory one, with reduced pricing for ACT members

The ACT believes that every specialist cycle trade employee should be armed with the knowledge and skills to better understand how the business is run, manage customer expectations, work safely and efficiently in the retail environment and even carry out some of the more basic workshop activities - Cytech theory one is key for every cycle trade employee, no matter what their role within in the business.

With new hires on the up and new mechanics entering the industry, possessing the skills learnt in Theory one will give employees a strong foundation of knowledge to better their ability to talk to customers, sell products, advise on basic repairs and build their career. The online learning course delivers an introduction to bicycle maintenance that can be completed anywhere and in your own time.

The Association of Cycle Traders (ACT), who manage Cytech, have recently undergone a restructure, meaning that Gold members now get 2/3 off, Silver members get 1/2 off and free MyACT accounts get 1/3 off the Cytech theory one RRP of £150.

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The restructure means that full annual ACT membership is now available for £60p.a. the equivalent of just £5p.m.

To learn more about the ACT's restructure and new and improved pricing read the ACT brochure or find out more about how you can join the ACT.


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