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 and pop-ups enabled for

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

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Location Reference Availability
21/10/2017 22/10/2017 13/01/2017 Leighton Buzzard Ref 1697 Book Online
04/112017 05/11/2017 27/01/2018 Manchester Ref 1746 Book Online
11/11/2017 12/11/2017 03/02/2018 Rhyl Ref 1712 Book Online
11/11/2017 12/11/2017 04/02/2018 Bromley Ref 1751 Book Online
18/11/2017 19/11/2017 10/02/2018 Darlington Ref 1766 Book Online
25/11/2017 26/11/2017 24/02/2018 Nottingham Ref 1748 Book Online
06/01/2018 07/01/2018 01/04/2018 Kent Ref 1706 Book Online
13/01/2018 14/01/2018 07/04/2018 Bury St Edmunds Ref 1673 Book Online
20/01/2018 21/01/2018 14/04/2018 Redbridge Ref 1671 Book Online
03/03/2018 04/03/2018 02/06/2018 West Bromwich Ref 1747 Book Online
24/03/2018 25/03/2018 17/06/2018 Leighton Buzzard Ref 1749 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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