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 £280 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 www.britishcyclinglearning.org.uk.

Timetable of courses with available places

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

Availability

Online module available

Development Day

Assessment Day

Location

Course Full 14 Oct 2016

12 Nov 2016

19 Nov 2016

Glasgow

Ref 1542

Book Online 14 Oct 2016

12 Nov 2016

19 Nov 2016

Redbridge

Ref 1519

Book Online 14 Oct 2016

12 Nov 2016

19 Nov 2016

Manchester

Ref 1538

Book Online 14 Oct 2016

13 Nov 2016

20 Nov 2016

Doncaster 

Ref 1537

Book Online 14 Oct 2016

13 Nov 2016

20 Nov 2016

Elgin

Ref 1540

Book Online 4 Nov 2016

3 Dec 2016

10 Dec 2016

Brighton

Ref 1553

Book Online 4 Nov 2016

4 Dec 2016

11 Dec 2016

Taunton

Ref 1577

Book Online 13 Jan 2017

11 Feb 2017

18 Feb 2017

Chelmsford

Ref 1576

Book Online 6 Jan 2017

4 Feb 2017

11 Feb 2017

Bromley

Ref 1549

         

Please contact coaching@britishcycling.org.uk to register your interest if there are no courses currently available in your area.

Contact us

Email coaching

Tel: 0161 274 2060