Julian House Bike Workshop is committed to offering vulnerable people opportunities to build confidence, learn skills and get a positive lift back into independence and employment.
Build-a-Bike is a four-week project-based course that has been developed in collaboration with Julian House service users. The course is intended for people with a history of homelessness, an offending background, substance misuse needs or long-term unemployment.
Build-a-Bike is a hands-on course that teaches the basic skills to maintain a bike, through the process of a guided rebuild. Participants work with a workshop mechanic to fully dismantle a bike and rebuild it from its component parts. One-to-one support is available to make sure that people get the most out of their time on the course.
Once the four-week course is completed, participants get to keep the bike that they have built along with a portfolio containing records of their work, an attendance certificate and three AQA qualifications:
- Introduction to Health & Safety in the Workplace
- Repair and Service of Bicycles
- Bicycle Maintenance
Participants can keep their bikes in good shape once the course is finished and refresh their maintenance skills by coming along to our regular drop-in sessions.
Route In: Referrals only