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 £320 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 www.britishcyclinglearning.org.uk.

Please note: The deadline for applications is two day's before the online module starts.

Online Available

Development Day

Assessment Day

Location

Reference

 

Booking Link

26 Sept 19

26 Oct 19

2 Nov 19

Bolton

3381

 

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3 Oct 19

2 Nov 19

9 Nov 19

Ammanford

3328

 

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10 Oct 19

9 Nov 19

10 Nov 19

Kendal

3369

 

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10 Oct 19

9 Nov 19

16 Nov 19

Shrewsbury

1983

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10 Oct 19

10 Nov 19

17 Nov 19

Nottingham

3308

 

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17 Oct 19

16 Nov 19

23 Nov 19

Leeds

3387

 

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17 Oct 19

16 Nov 19

23 Nov 19

Newcastle

3412

 

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24 Oct 19

23 Nov 19

30 Nov 19

Glasgow

3336

 

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24 Oct 19

23 Nov 19

30 Nov 19

Leighton Buzzard

3408

 

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18 Oct 19

16 Nov 19

23 Nov 19

Kent

3377

 

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12 Dec 19

11 Jan 20

12 Jan 20

Tavistock

3413

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19 Dec 19

18 Jan 20

25 Jan 19

Southampton

3404

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Contact us

If there isn’t a course available within your region please register your interest by emailing education@britishcycling.org.uk with the following information: Name, member number, course you are interested in (i.e. Level 1 or Level 2 MTB etc) and a contact telephone number.