What is the RPL route?

We know that you deliver fantastic cycle training. However, regulated registration is still required because it helps ensure consistency.

It’s important all Bikeability instructors are delivering to the same standard, so all new riders get the same great experience.

The Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) route brings your learning up-to-date and will help you achieve the new Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training.

It makes sure that all instructors are delivering Bikeability to the current National Standard and Bikeability Delivery Guide.

All current National Standard Instructors must complete a new qualification. These instructors currently hold NSIA, NSIP or NSIQ status.

All instructors must register for the Recognised Prior Learning route before 31 March 2024. 

This is a requirement from the Department for Transport, which has increased the bursary to support instructors complete the qualification.

What will I learn?

What will I learn during the course?

The Recognised Prior Learning route reflects that you already practice as a cycle instructor.
It is centred around one day of continuing professional development (CPD).
This takes place in-person in the classroom.
It includes practical activities, the opportunity to share good practice and be challenged.
It is facilitated using a course handbook, which will be available digitally or in print.

Before the course

  • expert witness testimony
  • self-assessment

Continuing Professional Development day, including:

  • accessibility and differentiation
  • teaching strategies
  • risk benefit assessment
  • how to deliver National Standard cycle training
  • cycle maintenance
  • self-reflection and reviewing your delivery

Post-Continuing Professional Development day:

  • observation of performance while delivering Bikeability training
  • personal development plan


All current National Standard Instructors holding NSIA, NSIP or NSIQ status.

You must also be delivering Bikeability for the Plymouth School Sports Partnership in Plymouth & Devon.

In advance of the CPD day, you must complete:

  • expert witness testimony
  • self-assessment

These will be provided by your course tutor who will also give you any support you may need.

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