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Level 2 Coaching Cycling Award

Posted: 21/08/10

Welsh Cycling will be running a level 2 Coaching Award this Autumn/Winter.
The dates of the course are as follows:

South Wales - FULL
October 8th / 9th & Day 3 January 7th, 2012
Maindy Centre
Cardiff
CF14 3AJ

North Wales - Application form
October 22nd / 23rd & Day 3 January 14th, 2012
Nant BH Outdoor Centre
Gwynedd
LL27 0JB

 

The course will take place at the Newport National Velodrome. There is a lot of interest in the course and spaces are limited, so please reply promptly if you or someone you know wish to attend the course. Details of the course are below.

The Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Cycling (L2CCC) is aimed at people new to coaching and/or cycling. The knowledge gained from this qualification will allow you to develop an understanding of safe, ethical and effective cycling coaching. The certificate qualifies you to independently plan, deliver and evaluate a series of cycling activity sessions to groups of beginner and intermediate level children or adults.

 

What are the benefits of becoming a Level 2 Coach?
Coaches at this level are vital to ensure that everyone involved in cycling at the grass roots level has a positive and enjoyable experience, and ensuring the ongoing future and success of cycling in Britain. Upon successful completion of the course and as a British Cycling member and licensed coach, you will have access to an impressive list of benefits. These include:

 

• A nationally recognised coaching qualification
• £5 million professional indemnity insurance
• Access to free coaching and technical support.
• Go-Ride Gears 3 and 4 Coaching Workbooks with over 30 different activities
• Level 2 coaches can also plan their own sessions
• Level 2 coaches can use a greater range of environments to deliver cycling activities compared to the Level 1

coaches. At Level 2, coaches can also use non-technical off-road terrain and outdoor grass or hard surface cycle tracks.

 

What will I learn?
This is a 3-day course, with about 8 weeks between days 2 and 3. The course covers a wide variety of modules:

 

Day 1:
Introduction
Cycling Safety
Analysing Cycling Techniques
Improving Rider Performance
Delivering Coaching Sessions
Planning Coaching Sessions

 

Day 2:
Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Code of Conduct
Planning a Series of Sessions

 

Day 3:
Cycling Equipment
Improving Your Coaching
A large portion of the course is made up of practical activities, to help you through experience. You will have an opportunity to deliver cycling techniques to other participants on the course to develop each others knowledge of what to coach and how to coach.

Am I eligible to attend?
Candidates are required to:

 

• Be at least 18 years old
• Hold a current and recognised appointed persons first aid certificate (or equivalent)
• Have an appropriate level of coaching insurance that provides at least the same level of cover as that provided by British Cycling membership (gold or silver)
• Present a valid enhanced CRB check

 

Do I need to bring anything to the course?
Coaches are required to supply their own bike and helmet for taking part in the 'Cycling Techniques' module. Bikes used in the session should be in good working order and be capable of performing a range of basic skills (i.e. maneuvering around cones). And have two working brakes. Candidates do not need to be competent cyclists to take part in the activities. If you are unable to take part in this session for any reason (e.g. illness, no bike or helmet) please inform Coaching and Education prior to the course so that alternative arrangements can be made to involve you in the activities.

How much does the Qualification cost?
£295 - There maybe some financial assistance available.
If you are interested in the course, please request a application form from myself. If there is anything else I can help with please feel free to get in touch.

 

If you or anyone else are interested in attending the course please contact Ian Jenkins at the Welsh Cycling office on 01633 670542 or email ian.jenkins@welshcycling.co.uk

 

Application forms:
Please use the link provided to download and application form: more>>>

 

 

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