Level 2 BMX Coaching Award

Level 2 BMX Coaching Award

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The Level 2 BMX Coaching Award is aimed at coaches new to the BMX environment, as well as current BMX coaches who want to develop their existing knowledge and skills.

The knowledge gained from this award will allow you to plan, deliver and evaluate a series of safe, ethical and effective BMX sessions. The award will also give you all the knowledge and information you need to progress riders from their first session on a BMX track up to their first competition. This award is the minimum requirement for the delivery of Go-Ride BMX Gears 5 and 6.

What are the benefits of becoming a Level 2 BMX coach?

Upon successful completion of the course and as a British Cycling member and licensed coach, you will have access to an impressive list of benefits. These include:

  • £5 million professional indemnity insurance
  • Access to free coaching and technical support
  • Go-Ride BMX Gears 5 and 6 Coaching Workbooks with over 55 activities
  • BMX coaching handbook

What will I learn?

This is a two-day course which is composed of seven compulsory modules:

Day 1

  • Coaching Environment
  • The Demands of BMX Racing
  • BMX Equipment
  • Techniques Analysis and Rider Development - Core Techniques
  • Techniques Analysis and Rider Development - Advanced Techniques

Day 2

  • Individual assessment and review.
  • Planning Progressive Coaching Sessions.
  • BMX Competition Structure.


The assessment of the Level 2 BMX Coaching Award has three components:

  • Observation of practical coaching.
  • Written assessment task.
  • Practical coaching experience log.

Am I eligible to attend?

You can attend the Level 2 BMX Coaching Award if:

  • You have attended a Club Coach, Activity Coach or Level 2 Certificate Coaching Cycling and successfully completed all aspects of the assessment.
  • You have a minimum of a valid one-day Emergency First Aid Certificate.
  • You are enthusiastic about getting people active and involved in BMX cycling.
  • You can present a valid enhanced CRB check.

Do I need to bring anything to the course?

Coaches are required to supply their own BMX bike, full-face or skate-style helmet, full-fingered gloves and appropriate clothing for taking part in the 'Practical Assessment' (long sleeves and trousers or shorts with knee and shin protection is essential).

Bikes used in the session should be in good working order. If you are unable to take part in this session for any reason (e.g. illness, no bike or helmet) please inform Coaching and Education prior to the course so that alternative arrangements can be made to involve you in the activities.

Course dates and venues

Dates Location Reference Availability
14 & 15 May 2016 Gravesend 1450 Book online
 19 & 20 June 2016 Rhyl  1415  Book Online

How much does the award cost?

The course cost is £230. There may be some financial assistance available.

How do I apply?

Application form

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Tel: 0161 274 2060