About the course

Are you looking for a rewarding and active career?  Becoming a Cycle Training Instructor could be for you!

Developed in partnership with The Bikeability Trust, the 1st4Sport Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training is designed to prepare learners for employment as a Cycle Training Instructor, specifically working to, and delivering, the National Standard for Cycle Training.

The Plymouth School Sports Partnership aim to empower everyone (young and old) to become confident, safe cyclists.

Team work and professionalism are very important in the role of a Cycle Instructor.  You must be a confident and experienced on-road cyclist.

The Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training is a very practical course that involves considerable time on a bike.  Any experience of teaching or coaching young people and adults would be beneficial, but not essential.

You will need to complete the four-day course, an online e-portfolio of units, deliver a minimum of 72 hours core Bikeability training, and pass a final practical assessment (PCA) to complete the qualification.

The Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training is made up of the following mandatory units:

Unit 1: Understand the role and responsibilities of the cycle training instructor

Unit 2: Plan cycle training and assessment

Unit 3: Deliver cycle training and assessment

Unit 4: Reviewing cycle training and assessment

Unit 5: Plan to improve professional practice

We expect most Learners to have successfully completed the course within 6 months of registration.

Course Pre-Requisites

  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must be a regular on-road cyclist
  • You must be confident riding in traffic at a standard that meets Bikeability Level 3
  • For more information about this, see the 'Cycle Training Delivery Guide' which is a statement of competent cycling and cycling instruction
  • You must be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing)
  • You will be expected to have a reasonable level of fitness as this qualification and its associated learning programme has significant amounts of cycling activity
  • You will need access to the internet and a laptop (or similar device - if this is an issue or you would like to discuss, please contact us prior to booking your place on the course)
  • You will need access to a cycle helmet, suitable clothing for all weathers, a roadworthy bike and bike lock for each day of the course and for training delivery

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