Foundations of Coaching Cycling (Level 1)

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The starting point for your coaching journey in cycling.

If you are new to coaching cycling, have limited coaching knowledge or want to get more involved in your club, then this is the course for you. On completion of this programme you will achieve the Level 1 Award in Coaching Cycling and be able to coach the essential techniques to groups of riders.

What do you need before you can sign up?

  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • Valid Emergency First Aid certificate (minimum six hours), or equivalent.
  • Commitment to complete the course within five weeks.
  • Access to the internet and a computer (see system requirements below regarding accessibility).

Course details

The course is a combination of online learning along with two face-to-face training days taking place over five weeks.

Day one is the start of your online learning. You will be required to complete the online modules and a task ahead of the development day four weeks later. 

This is an opportunity to put into practice the knowledge you have developed through the online modules.

The final assessment day a week later is also face-to-face day, with practical coaching assessments and opportunities to evaluate and reflect on your coaching.

You will be assessed on the following and are expected to complete the course within the five weeks:

  • Online multiple choice theory test
  • Planning of two coaching sessions
  • Completing a Risk Assessment for a coaching session
  • Delivering and Evaluating a Coaching Session

All of the assessment takes place during the five weeks of the course, so this means you will be able to coach once you have completed and passed all of the required work.

Programme outline

Online learning modules will cover topics including

  • Your role as a coach
  • Planning, delivering and reviewing coaching sessions
  • The sport of cycling, techniques and equipment
  • Safety and risk assessment

Face to face days – delivered by experienced British Cycling Coach Educators, covering:

  • Getting to know your riders
  • Environment and equipment
  • Warm Up
  • Techniques and skill
  • Planning and safety
  • Practical Coaching Assessment
  • Feedback and a development plan

How much does the award cost?

The course costs £300 but there may be some financial assistance available. Have a look at our funding pages to see what is available in your region.

System requirements

  • Laptop or PC with Windows XP or higher, Mac with OS X, or a large tablet.
  • A broadband internet connection is required to complete this programme.
  • An up-to-date internet browser. Our recommended browsers are Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Internet Explorer is not supported for use of British Cycling Learning, so you may experience some problems if you choose to use this browser.
  • All browsers should have cookies and pop-ups enabled for

Timetable of courses with available places

Please note: The deadline for applications is two weeks before the online module starts.


Online module available

Development Day

Assessment Day


Book Online 3 Nov 17 3 Dec 17 10 Dec 17


Ref 1630

Book Online 15 Dec 17 20 Jan 17 27 Jan 17


Ref 1792

Book Online 12 Jan 18 10 Feb 18 17 Feb 18


Ref 1768

Book Online 19 Jan 18 17 Feb 18 24 Feb 18


Ref 1752

Book Online 16 Feb 18 17 Mar 18 24 Mar 18


Ref 1771

Book Online 16 Mar 18 14 Apr 18 21 Apr 18


Ref 1774

Book Online 2 Feb 18 3 Mar 18 10 Mar 18


Ref 1713

Book Online 13 Apr 18 12 May 18 19 May 18


Ref 1776

Book Online 20 Apr 18 20 May 18 27 May 18


Ref 1777

Book Online 4 May 18 2 Jun 18 9 Jun 18


Ref 1779

Book Online 10 Aug 18 9 Sep 18 16 Sep 18


Ref 1783

Book Online 7 Sep 18 6 Oct 18 13 Oct 18


Ref 1787

Book Online 19 Oct 18 17 Nov 18 24 Nov 18


Ref 1790

Book Online 2 Nov 18 1 Dec 18 8 Dec 18


Ref 1791


Please contact to register your interest if there are no courses currently available in your area.

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