Developing your coaching (Level 2)

Developing your coaching (Level 2)

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The Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Cycling is for coaches who have experience of delivering independent coaching sessions to groups of people. 

This certificate enables coaches to independently create, deliver and evaluate a series of cycling coaching sessions to groups of beginner and intermediate level riders. A large portion of the course is made up of practical activities, ensuring coaches have an opportunity to experience delivering and participating within coaching sessions.


  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • A commitment to complete the learning programme within 12 weeks.
  • The opportunity to coach. You will be required to independently plan and deliver six hours of coaching. If you do not have riders to coach you must not enrol on the Level 2 qualification and should attend a Level 1.
  • Access to the internet and a computer (see system requirements regarding accessibility).
  • Completion of safeguarding and protecting children training within the last three years, preferably in a sports context (for example: Sports Coach UK Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop, Safeguarding and Protecting Children 2: Reflecting on Practice workshop, EduCare Child Protection in Sport and Active Leisure online course or NSPCC-CPSU Child Protection in Sport online course)
  • Coaching insurance.
  • Valid and current emergency first aid certificate (minimum 6 hours), or equivalent.

The learning programme

This programme includes three days of face-to-face delivery, as well as online knowledge development and independent coaching experience with support from a Coach Mentor. All components of the programme will need to be completed in order for you to achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Cycling

Programme outline

The course is made up of 13 modules covering topics such as where to and what to coach, delivering activities, rider performance, safe coaching environment, developing sessions and evaluating your coaching.

Course details

You will have 12 weeks to complete the learning programme. You will be given further course details two weeks prior to the start date.

You are not required to complete any pre-course work, though you must have a current emergency first aid qualification and provide evidence of having, within the last three years, completed safeguarding and protecting children training, preferably in a sports context.

If you will be coaching riders under the age of 18 years or vulnerable adults, you will require a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check. You can submit your completed form on day one of your course.


You will be assessed via the following tasks:

  • Task 1 – plan and deliver a 15-minute practical session to a small group of peers on day two of the course.
  • Task 2 – online multiple-choice assessment to be completed between days two and three of the course.
  • Task 3 – delivery and evaluation of a series of six coaching sessions to a group of riders you have identified between days two and three of course.
  • Task 4 - plan and deliver a 15-minute practical session to a small group of peers on day three of the course.

System requirements

  • Laptop or PC with Windows XP or higher Mac with OS X, or a large tablet.
  • Adobe Flash Player installed.
  • A broadband internet connection is required to complete this programme.
  • An up-to-date internet browser. Our recommended browsers are Google chrome, Firefox, Opera 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, Java, and pop-ups enabled for

How much does the qualification cost?

The course cost is £420 (£450 from 1st October 2015). There may be some financial assistance available. Take a look at our funding pages to see what funding streams are available in your region.

Timetable of courses with available places

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Location Reference Availability
08/08/2015 09/08/2015 31/10/2015 Fort William SCU Course full
15/08/2015 16/08/2015 07/11/2015 Glasgow SCU Course full
29/08/2015 30/08/2015 21/11/2015 Fife SCU Course full
05/09/2015 06/09/2015 06/12/2015 Newport Ref 1353 Complete Application Form - Send to Alistair Waldron - (
12/09/2015 13/09/2015 05/12/2015 Exeter Ref 1358 Course full
19/09/2015 20/09/2015 12/12/2015 Bromley Ref 1326 Course full
26/09/2015 27/09/2015 19/12/2015 Fort William SCU Course full
03/10/2015 04/10/2015 09/01/2016 Sheffield Ref 1292 Course full
10/10/2015 11/10/2015 09/01/2016 Leighton Buzzard Ref 1263 Book Online
24/10/2015 25/10/2015 17/01/2016 Rhyl Ref 1354 Complete Application Form - Send to Alistair Waldron - (
07/11/2015 08/11/2015 30/01/2016 Birmingham Ref 1265 Course full
14/11/2015 15/11/2015 06/02/2016 Bury St Edmunds Ref 1281 Book Online
06/02/2016 07/02/2016 30/04/2016 Elland Ref 1395 Book Online

How to apply

You can apply for a course by clicking on the book online tab next to your course choice, or alternativley completing a course application form.

Contact us

Tel: 0161 274 2060