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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 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.


We facilitate a free induction with all students prior to booking provisions.  We feel this is a nice introduction to the premises, staff, volunteers and other students already in attendance. 


The induction also allows us to explain our learning programme to the prospective students and support staff and gives the students and staff an opportunity to ask us any questions they may have.  


Feedback from students and staff informs us that this process is welcoming, inclusive and, informative assisting the student to make an informed choice regards their attendance.


CERA Cycloan Cycle Mechanic Academy


Our structured curriculum of 15 modules has been written by 6 highly experienced mechanics and is set at a Level 3 qualification standard.

CERA Cycloan Cycle Mechanic Award Curriculum Table of Contents 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 completing 50% of this course students will also be encouraged and supported to gain experience of customer service in our cycle shop for example by taking customer service bookings.  We feel this is an integral part of their personal development and provides essential skills in readiness for the workplace. 


CERA Cycloan Arts and Design Academy 

What young people say….  Click here to watch our video 


We are a registered Arts Award Centre {66579} who have two Arts Award qualified accessors in Silver and Bronze. click here to find our more about our Bronze Arts Award – CERA Cycloan programme outline


Our Arts and Design Director, Christine Pendlebury is one of our assessors who has experience of working with local fashion designers to create unique clothing designs, a wide range of household items such as lamps, jewellery, and many other decorative pieces using re-cycled and up-cycled materials. Many of Christine’s designs can be seen on our Community Projects web page, or in our shop. 


Andy Shaw is our other assessor who is a trusted volunteer who constantly invests in supporting young people and adults to be the best they can be.


Our two assessors in the Arts Award’s Bronze and Silver qualification’s deliver a structured educational provision, working toward developing critical thinking and leadership skills. 


Working together with Christine and the team, our students are supported and empowered to design, manufacture, and market the products they create.  As evidence of their achievement and as part of their portfolio and future Arts Award, students are encouraged to select and keep one of the items they have designed and produced.

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.

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” .


How to refer to us (click on highlighted text)

Our online referral form is fully secure end to end to ensure all information supplied is safeguarded. If you don’t have all the information with you to fill the form immediately, you can download it complete it and email it through to CERA Cycloan.

If you have any questions regarding making a referral, please feel free to call us on 0161 474 0990


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