Available study Programmes

We offer both Full Time And Part Time (Blended) Course Options

The pathways available to students after gaining the qualifications and experience from the programme are vast and not exclusive to the bicycle industry.

On completion of our Foundation and Advanced programmes, learners have the option for a pathway to third level education

 The student will gain meaningful & respected engineering qualifications that will be accepted across many industries as a mark of excellence in education. 

The bicycle & renewable automotive industry is expanding much quicker than the education sector is at producing professionals to lead it.  

The BEA Engineering programmes offer a new wave in Engineering, an area of expertise that has been over looked for many years as a respected Engineering stand alone sector.

Our graduates have a proven pathway to join a Level 7/8 Bachelors of Engineering programme  (BEng)with TUS in Limerick. 

Direct entry into second year of the 3 year (Level 7) or 4 year (Level 8) is available to our graduates 

 

Full Time Courses, BEA - Bicycle Engineering Academy
Full Time Courses, BEA - Bicycle Engineering Academy
Full Time Courses, BEA - Bicycle Engineering Academy
Full Time Courses, BEA - Bicycle Engineering Academy
Full Time Courses, BEA - Bicycle Engineering Academy

Our fully funded Further Education and Training courses are funded by the relevant ETB in that area and co funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union

Full Time

Bicycle Mechanic Engineering Foundation Programme

Duration 20 weeks | Full time
Cost: FREE
Qualifications Gained:

  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Bicycle Mechanics 
  • CAD 
  • Electronics & E-Bikes 
  • Mechanical Maintenance 
  • Overall BEA Engineering programme certificate
 
 
 

This foundation programme will qualify you as a bicycle mechanic & also offer valuable engineering skills & qualifications.  The Student will also gain a City & Guilds Level 1 in Engineering

 

Key transferable skills:

  • CAD Design
  • Electronics
  • Specialist Bicycle Tool use
  • Bicycle Mechanics
 
 
 

The opportunity to graduate onto the advanced Bicycle Technicians programme will be automatic entry upon completion of this programme.

 

 

 

 

Bicycle Technician Engineering Advanced Programme

Duration 20 weeks | Full time
Cost: FREE
Qualifications Gained:

  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Bicycle Mechanics 
  • Detailed Fitting Of Materials 
  • Bicycle Frame Design & Production
  • CAD 3D
  • Health & Safety
  • Tig Welding 
  • Overall BEA Engineering programme certificate

This Advanced programme will allow the student to manufacture a bicycle frame, which the student will keep. The student will also gain a City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering

 

Key transferable skills:

  • Tig Welding
  • Brazing
  • Specialist Jig & Tool use
  • Accurate engineering
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Manufacture of your own bicycle frame & Forks

The opportunity to graduate onto the final Ebike Technicians Engineering programme will be automatic upon completion.

3rd Level Transferable option onto Degree programme once complete

E-Bicycle Technician Engineering Programme

Duration 20 weeks | Full time
Cost: FREE
Qualifications Gained:

  • Business Development Diploma
  • Bike CAD
  • Electronics Level 2
  • Overall BEA Engineering programme certificate
 
 
 
 

This E-Bicycle programme will allow the student to design & manufacture a complete bespoke working E-Bicycle which the student will keep utilising the unique skills developed in the previous programmes. The student will also gain a City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Business & employability Skills

Key transferable skills:

  • Tig Welding
  • Brazing
  • Specialist Jig & Tool use
  • Accurate engineering
  • Electronics
  • Business Skills  

 

Electronics, Motors, Batteries, fault finding, critical analysis reporting.
The opportunity to graduate onto other BEA programmes will exist as we develop them. 

 

 


Part Time (Blended Courses)

Bicycle Mechanic Technician Blended Programme (Stage 1)

Duration 4  weeks | Part Time 
Cost: FREE
Qualifications Gained:

  • City and Guilds Certificate in Bicycle Mechanics Level 2 

This blended programme covers all the basics of Bicycle Repair and Maintenance, such as:

  • Frame Components
  • Tool Overview
  • Removing and refitting pedals
  • Handlebars & Stems
  • V Brake fitting and adjustment
  • Truing a wheel
  •  Gears rear derailleur

Delivered over 4 weeks, in the first 3 weeks you will complete self guided online E-learning at a time that suits you. The final week includes practical training on site, Monday to Friday. Only 5 days on site required. . 

Most insurance companies will require this certificate as the minimum required qualification to work in the modern cycling industry as a mechanic or technician. 

Advanced Bicycle Mechanic Technician Blended Programme (Stage 2)

Duration 4 weeks | Part time
Cost: FREE
Qualifications Gained:

  • City and Guilds Assured in Advanced Bicycle Technician & E-Bike

This Advanced programme builds on skills  from the previous course as well as introducing more advanced techniques including the following:

  • Lateral and Radial Truing
  • Hydraulic Brake Systems
  • E-bike Diagnostics and Essential Repair
  •  Workshop Management

Delivered over 4 weeks, in the first 3 weeks you will complete self guided online E-Learning at a time that suits you. The final week includes practical training on site, Monday to Friday. Only 5 days on site required.  

This course is only available to those who have already completed the stage 1 blended bike mechanics course and would like to further their knowledge. 

 

E-Bicycle Technician Blended Programme
(Stage 3)

Duration 4 weeks | Part time
Cost: FREE
Qualifications Gained:

  • City and Guilds Assured in Advanced Technician with E-bikes and PPT’s (E-Scooter)

This course is the first programme in the EU to specialise in PPT’s (Powered Personal Transporters) 

  • Rear Wheel Building
  • Fork Rebuild
  • E-scooters (PPTs)
  • Advanced E-bike Diagnostics (Mid Drive)
  • Electronics and Components
  • Carbon Emissions

Delivered over 4 weeks, in the forst 3 weeks you will complete self guided online E-Learning at a time that suits you. The final week includes practical training on site. Monday to Friday. Only 5 days on site required.

Electronics, Motors, Batteries, fault finding, critical analysis reporting.

Only available to those who have successfully completed the first two blended courses. 

The opportunity to graduate onto other BEA programmes will exist as we develop them.

 

Full Time Courses, BEA - Bicycle Engineering Academy