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.

Prerequisites

  • 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.

Assessment

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 £520. There may be some financial assistance available. Take a look at our funding pages to see what funding streams are available in your region.

NB. Full course payment required on point of application.

Timetable of courses with available places - booking closes 2 weeks prior to day 1

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Location Reference Booking Link
12 Oct 19 13 Oct 19 04 Jan 20 Watford 3411 Apply here
12 Oct 19 13 Oct 19  11 Jan 20 Taunton 3364 Apply here
12 Oct 19 13 Oct 19 11 Jan 20 Birmingham 3365 Apply here
9 Nov 19 10 Nov 19 1 Feb 20 Aberdeen 3334 Apply here
16 Nov 19 17 Nov 19 8 Feb 20 Edinburgh 3335 Apply here
16 Nov 19 17 Nov 19 15 Feb 20 Halifax 3380 Apply here
23 Nov 19 24 Nov 19 15 Feb 20 Bristol 3389 Apply here
30 Nov 19 1 Dec 19 22 Feb 20 Kent 3378 Apply here
7 Dec 19 8 Dec 19 29 Feb 20 Glasgow 3337 Apply here
7 Dec 19 8 Dec 19 29 Feb 20 Manchester 3384 Apply here
7 Mar 20 8 Mar 20 30 May 20 Darlington 3414 Apply here
25 Apr 20  26 Apr 20   18 July 20   Southampton 3405 Apply here

 

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.