Become a Cycling Coach
The qualification is designed to provide you with a development of your knowledge and skills as a cycling coach, developing you ability to effectively plan, conduct and evaluate cycling coaching sessions. This key level of knowledge and skills developed by British Cycling will enable you to develop an understanding of the safe, ethical and effective management and coaching of cycling to riders of all ages.
The qualification is recognised as the industry standard level 2 qualification for coaching cycling by the national governing body for cycling in the UK: British Cycling. British Cycling is also the professional body for cycling coaches, providing services and support to those who hold this and other cycling qualifications. It is also recognised by and has the support of a range of employers, including the Cycling Clubs, Bikeability Schemes in England, schools and colleges, as the sole qualification for those looking for a career in coaching cycling. The qualification is also endorsed by the lead agency for coaching, UK Coaching, as meeting the UKCC criteria.
Following completion of this course, you can progress to more discipline specific awards such as a Level 2 BMX coaching award (in development), mountain biking, road/time-trialling and track cycling coaching.
Students are required to be at least 18 years of age and hold a current first-aid certificate, or equivalent, that involves a minimum of six hours’ training. This course involves 3 days delivery plus some online study.
The assessments include planning, delivering and evaluating six, 1-hour sessions and delivery of a minimum of two, 15-minute cycling coaching sessions, that will be observed by a qualified assessor.
To take part in this course you will need to provide your own a bike, appropriate clothing and footwear, and helmet.
2020 course dates are coming soon! Please enquire for further information and course dates.