Cycloan Education & Restorative Approaches

Create, Engage, Repair, Achieve

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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, behaviours and learning. We are proud to boast we implemented restorative practice as a workplace ethos which is reflected in our company core values.

How does Restorative Practice work?

  • 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

We embed the 5 ways to well-being in our daily practice

1: Connect

2: Be Active

3: Keep Learning

4: Help Others

5: Taking Notice

Our Inductions

We facilitate a free induction with all students prior to making a referral or agreeing booking provisions. Please give us a call to arrange an induction or have an initial chat. During the induction we will discusss health and safety, first aid and welfare facilities on site.

We also explain the programme the learners will be enrolled on, and the support staff will give a brief on boundaries and give staff and students an opportunity to ask any quesions before a referral is made.

Feedback from students and staff say this process is a welcoming, inclusive and informative introduction which helps the student make informed choices regarding their attendance with CERA Cycloan.

CERA Cycloan Cycle Mechanic Academy

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

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.

Click here to download the CERA Cycloan Cycle Mechanic Award curriculum

Our Core Values
Our Core Values

CERA Cycloan Arts and Design Academy

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.

Click here to watch what young people have to say about this programme.

Our Core Values

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
  2. Conduct at work
  3. Following Instruction
  4. Digital Skills
  5. Safety at Work
  6. 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” .

Our Core Values

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