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 bikes.  Any experience of teaching or coaching young people and adults would be beneficial, but not essential.

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

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
  • 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.

Dates Available

Thursday 28th Oct 2021 | 08:30 - 17:30

Sir John Hunt Community Sports College, Lancaster Gardens, Plymouth, PL5 4AA

This is a 4 day course, 08:30 to 17:30 each day. The dates are; 28th & 29th October and 11th & 12th November. Attendance on all 4 days is mandatory. There is theory based work that will need completing after each day of the course. If you have been granted a bursary by the Bikeability Trust through a Grant Recipient (£500), the upfront course cost will be reduced (by £200) to £525. On successful completion of the course, you will also be reimbursed £300. If this applies to you, please click on the BACS payment option and request an invoice.
(9 place/s left in this course)

To book any of the course dates above, please fill in your details to the booking form below and click the book now button.

Cost and How to Book

The cost for the course is £725 per person*

The course is made up of online, practical and face-to-face learning, supported by mentoring from your course tutor throughout.

The course involves:  

  • 32 hours of guided learning time; face-to-face classroom learning and practical activities to experience delivering and participating in cycle training sessions
  • 6-8 hours directed study time; theory and written assignments
  • 72 hours practical delivery of Bikeability Level 1 & 2 courses
  • Final practical assessment
  • Your course tutor will provide support and mentoring until completion of your qualification

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.

*The course cost includes one final practical assessment (PCA); there will be an additional cost for tutor time and travel expenses for any subsequent final practical assessment visits.  Any PCA requirements outside of the Plymouth/Devon Bikeability scheme areas will be subject to an additional tutor travel expense charge.  For more information about this, please contact us prior to booking onto the course.


How to Book

To book a space on a Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training, please click 'Book Now' and an online booking form will appear. 

Fully complete the online booking form and once you click SUBMIT, you will be redirected to PayPal to pay the full course cost.

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