Scottish Cycling Coaching

Scottish Cycling Coaching


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Effective coaching is at the heart of cycling performance at every level of the sport. Whether you want to teach core bike-handling skills to future generations of riders, learn more detailed riding knowledge to benefit yourself and your local club or have aspirations to mentor Great Britain’s elite, British and Scottish Cycling have a coaching course that will help you to achieve your goals! 

In order to provide a comprehensive learning process, coaching courses are delivered via a combination of contact time, written coursework, online learning and practical assessment.

The comprehensive Coach Education programme provides a flexible pathway of progression for coaches. Whether you are interested in coaching beginners or performance orientated riders, we can help you realise your coaching ambitions.

Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Cycling (L1CCC)

The foundation coach award is the starting point for your coaching journey in cycling.

If you are new to coaching cycling, have limited coaching knowledge or want to get more involved in your club, then this is the course for you. On completion of this programme you will achieve the Level 1 Award in Coaching Cycling, which is the nationally recognised qualification for coaching cycling.

Level 2 coaching course costs around £260

Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Cycling (L2CCC)

The Level 2 qualification is many people’s starting point on the coaching pathway and is aimed at those who have some experience within coaching and/or cycling.

The certificate builds on the information introduced within the Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Cycling although it is not necessary to have a Level 1 qualification in order to progress to Level 2.

The course enables coaches to independently plan, deliver and evaluate a series of cycling activity sessions, informed by the British Cycling Go-Ride Gears 1–4 Coaching Workbooks, to groups of beginner and intermediate level children or adults.

Level 2 coaching course costs around £420

Level 2 Discipline-specific Awards (L2DSU)

These awards, one for each of the six British Cycling disciplines, are for qualified Level 2 coaches who are either new to a specific discipline or who want to develop their existing knowledge further.

The skills gained through these courses enable coaches to plan, deliver and evaluate a series of progressive discipline-specific sessions to groups of riders and will provide you with the knowledge and information to progress riders from their first session to their first races.

Level 2 Road and Time Trial Coaching Award
Level 2 Track Coaching Award
Level 2 Cycle Speedway Coaching Award
Level 2 Mountain Bike Coaching Award

Level 2 Cyclocross Coaching Award
Level 2 BMX Coaching Award
Level 2 DSU coaching course costs around £210

Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Cycling (L3CCC)

The Level 3 qualification is for coaches who want to have the ability and knowledge to plan, deliver and evaluate detailed periodised training programmes for individual riders within a specific discipline.

The course covers a wide variety of topics, including analysing a rider’s performance, prescribing and evaluating training plans, delivering advanced techniques and testing and benchmarking rider performance.

Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Mountain Bike
Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Road and Time Trial
Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Track

Level 3 coaching course costs around £795

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