Cycloan Education & Restorative Approaches

Create, Engage, Repair, Achieve

CERA Cycloan’s Alternative Educational Provisions are aimed at re-engaging learners in a very practical way, supporting and empowering them to set their own goals whilst working within a fully supportive structured curriculum. Our provisions are designed to improve a learner’s confidence and self-esteem, and help them develop the life skills they need to consider a new pathway.  

As a restorative practice organisation we like to create a complete welcoming, harmonious learning environment to ensure our pupils are able to reflect on their own practice, behavior’s and learning.  We are proud to boast we implemented restorative practice as a workplace ethos which is reflected in our company core values.

Our Restorative Practice…

Promote Respect: Through daily practice show and give respect for everyone by listening to the opinions of others and valuing them is part of our own personal learning and development.

Promote Responsibility: taking and giving responsibility for ones own decisions and actions

Promote Positive Communication: Encourage asking questions and exploring every situation before forming an opinion or deciding an action.  This encourages and develops the skills set required so individuals have the necessary skills to positively problem solve.

Promote Ownership: Ensure every student, Staff Member and Volunteer voices are valued by giving a voice and requesting feedback regards their learning and where appropriate are offered the opportunity to contribute to any decision making process or future planning  which going forward may effect future positive change as a whole service approach. 

Our Core Values – what we do and what we wont do… 

The 5 Ways to Wellbeing:

An holistic approach to wellbeing is a very important part of our daily practice which we promote as a whole service approach which benefits our Students, Volunteers and staff alike 

  1. Connect
  2. Be Active
  3. Keep learning
  4. Help others
  5. Taking notice

Our free Inductions 

We facilitate a free inductions for all students prior to making a referral simply give us a call 0161 474 0990 to arrange an induction or have an initial chat.  During the 45 min induction we will introduce everybody on site, discuss Health and Safety, First Aid  and Welfare facilities.  We feel this is a professional way to introduce students to the premises, staff, volunteers and other students already in attendance which removes any preconceived perceptions a prospective student may form and at the same time promotes the real procedure new employees would undergo. 

We also discuss and explain our learning program to the prospective students and support staff, we will also discuss boundaries giving students and staff opportunity to ask us any questions they may have before proceeding to make a referral.  

We have an exclusive online portal which authorities are able to gain permission to access, view student progression and receive sessional feedback. Having a learning IT hub ensures your service has information at the click of a button, our hub supports and promotes an holistic approach to ensure learners and services are fully supported at every step.  Our Hub facilitates: live attendance notifications, excellent communication, learning progress, reports, student feedback and personal ratings, tutor feedback and session ratings, certification and ensures quality safeguarding.   

We constantly work hard to meet and link in with OFSTED, HMICFRS inspectorates or joint inspections to ensure a totally transparent seamless and secure process for all, whilst at the same time ensure we provide a daily record of progression for our learners to celebrate.

If you are already registered with us you will find the following icon at the top right hand corner of every page of this site.  Simply click the icon found in the top right hand corner of any web page, enter your email and your password to access our secure portal, new referrals can be made via your login.   



Not registered with us yet ? (click on highlighted text below to register) but continue reading below to see what we do before you register.

After an induction has been facilitated you can simply register your organisation with us register online here  and you will be sent an email inviting you to log into our learning hub where you can make a referral this process is fully secure end to end to ensure all information supplied is safeguarded. If you have any questions regarding making a referral, please feel free to call us on 0161 474 0990.  On making a referral in to us and it is accepted by us our CERA Service Level Agreement V2 is automatically in place which is contractual between both the purchaser (your oganisation) and the provider (us, Ceracycloan)  


Our Provisions….

CERA Cycloan Cycle Mechanic Academy

Click here to see our video and what our Students and others have to say

Our structured curriculum of 16 modules has been written by 6 highly experienced mechanics and is set at a Level 3 qualification standard.

Table of Contents CERA Cycloan Cycle Mechanic Award Curriculum v1.0 March 2019

Students receive practical training in a live cycle shop and workshop to equip them with the skills and knowledge needed to gain employment in the cycle trade, or they can use their completed portfolio as evidence of achievement to access further education courses.

On assessment and when students feel they are ready they will also be encouraged and supported to gain experience of customer service in our cycle shop for example by taking customer service bookings, answering the telephone etc…  We feel this is an integral part of their personal development and provides essential skills in readiness for the workplace. 


CERA Cycloan Repair – Reuse – Refurbish Workshop 

Our Recycling Director, Christine Pendlebury has experience of working with a UK fashion designer working together to create unique clothing designs.

Christine has created a wide range of household items such as lamps, jewelry, and many other decorative pieces using re-cycled and up-cycled worn bicycle materials, she is also currently looking to develop more by exploring repairing and restoring lots of other items. Some of Christine’s designs and restored items can be seen on our Community Projects web page, or in our online shop. Visit our shop to view some unique items Upcycled Art & Crafts – Cycloan Education And Restorative Approaches (

CERA Cycloan Business Enterprise Skills

Students are empowered and supported to develop basic business acumen including understanding how to value time, determine costs of manufacture, and  learn how these factors affect a businesses and its viability.

Students are encouraged to do their own research to find out about current market prices in order to price items they have worked on or made. Taking this responsibility gives students a clear understanding of how retail pricing works in the world of business.

With support from our team, students will learn the basics of photographing items and writing descriptive advertising copy to market their designs. Students are also supported to develop a range of IT skills to advertise and promote their work via websites and social media.

Students who engage with and complete this education will gain a range of essential workplace skills to underpin their entry into the modern world of work, or help any budding entrepreneurs get started in business.

Working towards achieving the following certificated modules 

  • 1 Working with Customers
  • 1 Conduct at work 
  • 1 Following Instruction
  • 1 Digital Skills 
  • 1 Safety at Work
  • 1 Reflect / Review own practice 

All staff and volunteers at CERA Cycloan engage, teach and support individuals through the use of restorative practice and the 5 Ways to Well Being. – “Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Learn, and Give” .


Still not registered with us yet ? (simply click on highlighted text below)

After an induction has been facilitated you can simply register your organisation with us register online here  and you will be sent an email inviting you to log into our learning hub where you can make a referral, this process is fully secure end to end to ensure all information supplied is safeguarded. 

If you have any questions regarding making a referral, please feel free to call us on 0161 474 099


Training in Restorative Practice 

Here at CERA Cycloan we pride ourselves on our restorative ethos. We like to think we lead by example and being mindful of this not only supports others to learn, develop and grow in a swift manner, but it also ensures we take time to recognise where there is room for our own development.

Restorative practice should not be thought of as being wholly centred on the criminal justice arena, restorative practice is an ethos which can be facilitated in many areas.

CERA Cycloan can provide training for workers or clients in the following areas:

  1. Introduction to  restorative practice and where can it be used?
  2. Practical Staff training in restorative conversation
  3. Reparation and community service; how restorative are they?
  4. Restorative conflict management


If you have any questions regarding  our training packages, please feel free to call us on 0161 474 0990