Foundations of Coaching Cycling (Level 1)

Foundations of Coaching Cycling (Level 1)

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Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Cycling: 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.

NB. Full course payment required on point of application.

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

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


Online module


Development Day

Assessment Day


Book Online

14 Dec 18           

12 Jan 19

19 Jan 19


Ref 1901

Book Online

20 Dec 18

19 Jan 19

26 Jan 19


Ref 1999

Book Online

21 Dec 18

19 Jan 19

26 Jan 19


Ref 1982

Book Online

21 Dec 18

20 Jan 19

27 Jan 19


Ref 1980

Book Online

28 Dec 18

26 Jan 19

27 Jan 19


Ref 1985

Book Online

25 Jan 19

23 Feb 19

3 March 19


Ref 1965

Book Online

8 Feb 19

9 Mar 19

16 Mar 19


Ref 1890

Book Online

15 Feb 19

16 March 19

23 March 19

West Brom

Ref 1979

Book Online

22 Feb 19

24 March 19

30 March 19


Ref 1966

Book Online

23 Feb 19

23 March 19

30 March 19


Ref 1994

Book Online

8 Mar 19

7 Apr 19

14 Apr 19


Ref 1993

Book Online

29 Mar 19

27 Apr 19

28 Apr 19


Ref 1997

Book Online

5 April 19

4 May 19

11 May 19


Ref 1967

Book Online

12 Apr 19

11 May 19

18 May 19

Lee Valley

Ref 1893

Book Online

10 Oct 19

9 Nov 19

16 Nov 19


Ref 1983

Contact us

Please contact HQ on or 0161 274 2060 if you have any queries or alternatively get in touch with your regional Club & Coaching Officer to register your interest if there are no courses currently available in your area

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