Cycle Training Instructor course

Cycle Training Instructor course

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Cycle Training Instructor course

What are the benefits of becoming a Cycle Training Instructor?

Fully qualified Cycle Training Instructors are able to deliver National Standard Cycle Training Course. This course replaces the old cycling proficiency, and aims to teach trainees to ride safely on the road for leisure, transport or training.

Qualified instructors may also work for registered schemes to deliver the Bikeability course, thus benefiting from funding available from Cycling England for the delivery of Bikeability.

Am I eligible to attend?

Yes, you're eligible to attend if:

  • You are at least 18 years of age.
  • You are a regular on road cyclist, who is confident riding in traffic.

Once you complete the course you will need the following to be licensed by British Cycling:

  • A valid 1 Day Emergency First Aid Certificate.
  • An appropriate level of instructor insurance that provides at least the same level of cover as that provided by British Cycling membership (Gold, Silver or Ride).
  • Willing to have an enhanced CRB check. British Cycling will undertake a check on your behalf.

What will I learn?

The course prepares you to work as a Cycle Training Instructor, either for British Cycling or another Bikeability provider.

Day 1

  • Introduction to the National Standard.
  • Delivery methods for Level 1 Bikeability.
  • Risk Assessment for Level 1 Bikeability.
  • Planning Level 1 Bikeability sessions.

Day 2

  • Delivery methods for Level 2 Bikeability.
  • Risk Assessment for Level 2 Bikeability.
  • Theory of Level 2 Bikeability.
  • Planning Level 2 Bikeability sessions.
  • Assessment of Level 1 Bikeability delivery.

Day 3

  • Moving trainees in groups.
  • Planning Level 2 and 3 sessions.
  • Theory of Level 3 sessions.
  • Delivery methods for Level 2 Bikeability.

Day 4

  • Assessment of Level 2 and Level 3 Bikeability delivery.
  • Planning for Post Course Assessment.
  • If successful you will become a Provisionally Accredited Instructor.

Post course assessment

After completing the course you should work with an existing Bikeability scheme who are capable of mentoring you whilst you develop as an instructor.

You must decide when you think you are ready for a Post Course Assessment visit, but this should be done within six months of completing your course.

You will be visited by one of our Assessors, who will assess based on the same criteria used during the Instructor Course. Once successful you will become a fully qualified Instructor.

What does the award cost?

The normal full cost of the award is £595.
The cost includes all course materials and two post course assessment visits.

What do I need to bring to the course?

You must bring a helmet, suitable clothing and a roadworthy bike to each day of the course.

There is considerable time spent outside so it is recommended that warm clothing and a drinks bottle are brought.You should also bring any tools or spare parts you may need to repair your bike as the practical sessions are conducted away from the base venue.

How do I apply?

Complete an application and return it to

Application form

Contact us

Tel: 0161 274 2129