Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training

Covid-19 Awareness Course

You can find information below on Delivering Bikeability in Schools during Covid-19.

Accredited Cycle Centre of Excellence

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council is an accredited Regional Delivery Centre with 1st4sport.

Working alongside The Bikeability Trust, as an Instructor Training Provider we can deliver the new 1st4Sport Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training. This qualification will enable learners to deliver Bikeability training in schools to the National Standard for Cycle Training.

This qualification replaces the old NSI qualification and is essential for new and existing Cycle Instructors if they wish to deliver cycle training to the National Standard. Existing Cycle Instructors will be expected to register by 31 March 2024 to update their qualifications.

We offer two pathways to reach the new Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training, one for new Bikeability instructors and the other for existing Bikeability instructors.

The course costs £550 per person and includes:

  • four-day training from expert tutors
  • Post Course Assessment (PCA) - travelling expenses to be added
  • cycle training resources to support your delivery
  • registration with the Department for Transport (DfT)
  • Introduction to the 1st4sport E-Learning Portal

Eligibility

To attend the course you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be a regular on-road cyclist, who is confident riding in traffic at a standard that meets Bikeability Level 3 environment and who can pass that confidence on to others. This is a very practical course that involves considerable time cycling
  • have a helmet, suitable clothing, a roadworthy bike and bike lock for each day of the course

Any experience of teaching or coaching young people and adults is beneficial and encouraged.

What you will learn

The instructor course prepares you to deliver Bikeability Level 1 to 3 courses to either adults or young people. By the end of the course, you will have improved your own riding skills and learnt how to:

  • teach groups and individuals
  • provide a safe training area
  • assess when your trainees have achieved their outcomes

On successful completion of the four-day course, you will be awarded Provisional National Standard Instructor status by the Department for Transport (DFT). You will then have up to 6 months to book your Post Course Assessment where one of our course tutors will come out and assess you delivering within an existing Bikeability scheme. On successful completion of the PCA you will be a fully qualified National Standard Instructor.

What the course includes

The course includes:

  • introduction to the National Standard
  • theory of Level 1, 2 and 3 Bikeability
  • planning Bikeability sessions
  • delivery methods for Level 1, 2 and 3 Bikeability
  • conducting a bike, helmet and clothing check
  • evaluating Bikeability sessions
  • providing feedback and motivation
  • managing groups effectively
  • moving trainees in groups
  • conducting effective risk assessment
  • safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
  • signposting trainees to further cycling opportunities
  • one-to-one feedback from an experienced tutor

Upcoming courses

This course will be a combination of classroom based and practical learning with group and 1-2-1 tutoring. During the course Covid 19 measures will be in place including Rapid Flow Testing, social distancing, and minimal use of classroom environment.

  • Monday 20 September to Thursday 23 September 2021
  • Monday 11 October to Thursday 14 October 2021

Course venue

The course will take place in a central location to Solihull – will be confirmed at time of booking.

Apply

Apply for the Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training

Private course bookings

In addition to public courses, the Accredited Cycling Centre of Excellence can also deliver private courses to Local Authority groups or School Games Host Organisers.

To host a course you will need the following:

  • secure bike parking for six to ten bikes
  • one room to be used from 8.45am to 5.00pm with power and space for a projector screen
  • catering space/breakout room close to the main room
  • Level 1 - a traffic free area, for example a playground or car park, that must be a minimum size of two tennis courts
  • Level 2 - quiet, low traffic streets with multiple junctions within one mile of base

If you are looking to host a course, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

The course costs £270 per person and includes:

  • introduction to the 1st4sport E-Learning Portal
  • two-day training from expert tutors
  • Post Course Assessment (PCA) - travelling expenses to be added
  • cycle training resources to support your delivery
  • registration with the Department for Transport (DfT)

Eligibility

To attend the course you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be an existing Bikeability Instructor
  • have a helmet, suitable clothing, a roadworthy bike and bike lock for each day of the course

What you will learn

The instructor course prepares you to deliver Bikeability Level 1 to 3 courses to either adults or young people. By the end of the course, you will have improved your own personal riding skills and learnt how to:

  • teach groups and individuals
  • provide a safe training area
  • assess when your trainees have achieved their outcomes.

On successful completion of the two-day course, you will be awarded Provisional National Standard Instructor status by the Department for Transport (DFT). You will then have up to 6 months to book your Post Course Assessment where one of our course tutors will come out and assess you delivering within an existing Bikeability scheme. On successful completion of the PCA you will be a fully qualified National Standard Instructor.

What the course includes

The course includes:

  • introduction to the National Standard
  • theory of Level 1, 2 and 3 Bikeability
  • planning Bikeability sessions
  • delivery methods for Level 1, 2 and 3 Bikeability
  • conducting a bike, helmet and clothing check
  • evaluating Bikeability sessions
  • providing feedback and motivation
  • managing groups effectively
  • moving trainees in groups
  • conducting effective risk assessment
  • safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
  • signposting trainees to further cycling opportunities
  • one-to-one feedback from an experienced tutor

Upcoming courses

We offer an online blended learning format via MS Teams to achieve the theory and online elements of the qualification. Upon completion of the online tasks learners can request Post Course Assessment when opportunities arise.

  • Wednesday 8 September and Thursday 9 September 2021
  • Wednesday 27 October and Thursday 28 October 2021

Apply

Apply for the Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training - RPL Route

Course venue

Remote learning – via Microsoft Teams

Private course bookings

In addition to public courses, the Accredited Cycling Centre of Excellence can also deliver private courses to Local Authority groups or School Games Host Organisers.

To host a course you will need the following:

  • one room with enough computers for learners to be used from 8.45am to 5.00pm
  • a catering space/breakout room close to the main room

If you are looking to host a course, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

This course is a 3 hour practical ‘Awareness training for delivery of Bikeability in schools’ session for instructors covering the response to Covid 19.

Course Details:

  • Cost: £55 per person
  • Course Size: Minimum 2, Maximum 4
  • Venue: Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, Blossomfield Road, Solihull B91 1NB

*Courses can be delivered in your own area but will require a one off pre-visit to risk assess and plans routes. Travelling time and mileage will be an additional cost for this and subsequent visits.

What you will learn:

  • Latest Govt Guidance
  • Social distancing
  • Use of PPE
  • Operating in school
  • Group or Bubble Management
  • Changes to Bikeability Delivery Guide
  • Responding to illness or emergency

To book course or to discuss content please view our contact details below.

As part of Birmingham City Councils Clean Air Zone initiative, partner organisations including University Of Birmingham and Westside Business Investment District have taken delivery of E-Cargo bikes for use in and around their areas of operations.

Instructor with an e-cargo bikeSolihull MBC’s cycle training team have secured a contract for training staff at these two organisations who will then cascade this training to other partners wishing to use the e-cargo bikes and trikes.

This is an innovative and unique programme of training, with our Recognised Delivery Centre working with MIAS Training to develop the package, to be delivered in May and June 2021.  The two day course will provide learners with the confidence and skills to ride the cargo bikes in an urban environment and be able to train others to use them.

The photo shows an E-Cargo bike with one of our training staff, Malcolm Coall.

If you are looking for alternatives to the last mile delivery option where you can reduce emissions in city and town centres then this training should be of interest to your staff and partners.

For more information contact Andy Stowe on 07880 172462 or email andrew.stowe@solihull.gov.uk

Contact details

To enquire about the course registration please contact:

For information on course content please contact our course tutors: