Developing your coaching (Level 2)

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The Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Cycling is aimed at coaches already qualified at Level 1, who have experience of delivering independent coaching sessions to groups of people. 

This qualification 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.


  • Level 1 Award in Coaching Cycling or equivalent.
  • 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 should not enrol on the Level 2 qualification.
  • Access to the internet and a computer.
  • Completion of safeguarding and protecting children training within the last three years.
  • 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 may require a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check.


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.

How much does the qualification cost?

The course cost is £485. 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 - booking closes 2 weeks prior to day 1

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Location Reference Availability
22/09/2018 23/09/2018 15/12/2018 Manchester Ref 1909 Book Online
29/09/2018 30/09/2018 15/12/2018 Aberdeenshire Ref 1785 Book Online
13/10/2018 14/10/2018 12/01/2019 Rhyl Ref 1889 Book Online
13/10/2018 14/10/2018 08/12/2018 Lincoln Ref 1852 Book Online
20/10/2018 21/10/2018 05/01/2019 Leighton Buzzard Ref 1864 Book Online
27/10/2018 28/10/2018 19/01/2019 Glasgow Ref 1789 Book Online
10/11/2018 11/11/2018 02/02/2019 Guisborough Ref 1803 Book Online
10/11/2018  11/11/2018   02/02/2019 Bromley Ref 1920 Book Online
12/01/2019 13/01/2019 06/04/2019  Bury St Edmunds  Ref 1908  Book Online
02/02/2019 03/02/2019 27/04/2019 Ilford Ref 1895 Book Online
09/02/2019   10/02/2019 04/05/2019   Surrey Ref 1911    Book Online
23/02/2019 24/02/2019 18/05/2019 Carlisle Ref 1949 Book Online
09/03/2019 10/3/2019 02/06/2019 Herne Hill Ref 1916 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.

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