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.

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
9 March 19 10 March 19 2 June 19 Herne Hill 1916 Apply here
9 March 19 10 March 19 1 June 19 Orkney 3313 Apply here
9 March 19 10 March 19 1 June 19 Burnley 3310 Apply here
30 March 19 31 March 19 22 June 19 Bath 3316 Apply here
6 April 19 7 April 19 29 June 19 Newcastle 1995 Apply here
13 April 19 14 April 19 7 July 19 Fife 1970 Apply here
27 April 19 28 April 19 21 July 19 Lincoln 3314 Apply here
27 April 19 28 April 19 21 July 19 Aberdeen 1971 Apply here
15 June 19 16 June 19 7 Sept 19 West Brom 1998 Apply here
22 June 19 23 June 19 14 Sept 19 Dumfries 1972 Apply here
7 Sept 19  8 Sept 19  30 Nov 19  Rhyl  3326 Apply here
14 Sept 19 15 Sept 19 7 Dec 19 Leicester 1981 Apply here
21 Sept 19 22 Sept 19 14 Dec 19 Newport 3325 Apply here


Contact us

Please contact HQ on or 0161 274 2060 if you have any queries or alternatively get in touch with your regional Club & Coaching Officer to register your interest if there are no courses currently available in your area

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