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

Dates are subject to Covid 19 restrictions.

  • Monday 23 November to Thursday 26 November 2020
  • Monday 8 February to Thursday 11 February 2021

Course venue

San Souci Training Centre - Tanworth Lane, Shirley, Solihull. B90 4DD (The training location may vary occasionally).

Apply

Apply for the Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training

You can also download a course flyer.

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

  • To be confirmed

Due to Covid 19 restrictions we are offering an online version with 1-2-1 tutoring during this period. Please contact Tracey Vaccarezza if you wish to enrol, view our contact details below.

Apply

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

You can also download a course flyer.

Course venue

San Souci Training Centre - Tanworth Lane, Shirley, Solihull. B90 4DD (The training location may vary occasionally).

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.

Contact details

To enquire about the course registration please contact:

For information on course content please contact our course tutors: