Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training

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Solihull 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 £560 per person and includes:

  • four-day training from expert tutors
  • registration fee
  • cycle training resources to support your delivery
  • registration with the Department for Transport (DfT)
  • Introduction to the 1st4sport E-Learning Portal

Post course assessments cost £180 and include:

  • a 2 hour assessment from an expert tutor
  • travel expenses included up to a 25 mile radius

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 (PCA) 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. A minimum of 4 learners are required for a course to run.

  • Monday 28 February to Thursday 3 March 2022
  • Monday 11 April to Thursday 14 April 2022
  • Monday 23 May to Thursday 26 May 2022
  • Monday 11 July to Thursday 14 July 2022
  • Monday 22 August to Thursday 25 August 2022
  • Monday 10 October to Thursday 13 October 2022
  • Monday 21 November to Thursday 24 November 2022

Course venue

The course will take place in a central location to Solihull, this will be confirmed at the time of your 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 £280 per person and PCA will be £180 per person. Price includes:

  • introduction to the 1st4sport E-Learning Portal
  • one day CPD training from expert tutors
  • cycle training resources to support your delivery
  • registration with the Department for Transport (DfT)

Eligibility

To attend the course you must:

  • 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 one day course, you will have up to 6 months to book your post course assessment with one of our course tutors. On successful completion of the PCA you will have updated your current instructor qualification in line with the current national standard.

What the course includes

The course includes:

The RPL route is centred around an in-person classroom CPD day, with practical activities, providing opportunity to share good practice and be challenged. It is facilitated using a course handbook, which will be available digitally or in print.

The course will comprise the following:

Before the course

  • expert witness testimony 
  • self-Assessment   

CPD day including

  • accessibility and differentiation 
  • teaching Strategies 
  • risk benefit assessment 
  • deliver National Standard Cycle Training 
  • cycle Maintenance 
  • self-reflection and reviewing your delivery

Post course CPD day costs £180 (up to 25 mile radius) and includes:

  • observation of performance while delivering Bikeability training
  • personal development plan
  • additional travel costs will be incurred over 25 miles

Bursary

Once your certificate has been applied for a bursary of £155 will be refunded.

Upcoming courses

A minimum of 4 learners are required for a course to run.

  • Monday 21 March 2022
  • Thursday 28 April 2022
  • Monday 25 July 2022
  • Monday 19 September 2022
  • Monday 24 October 2022

Apply

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

Course venue

The course will take place in a central location to Solihull, unless having to comply with Covid restrictions when it will be done via Teams. This will be confirmed at the time of your booking.

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 2-day course has been developed by the Bikeability Trust and 1st4sport and is delivered by Solihull Council 1st4Sport Recognised Delivery Centre (RDC).

The qualification content is derived from Role 6 (Unit 6.6 : Train instructors to deliver cycle training), of the National Standard for Cycle Training, and is relevant for learners who aspire to become a cycle training instructor tutor in England. The qualification and its units are listed on Ofqual’s Register of Regulated Qualifications.

The Total Qualification Time for this qualification is up to 90 hours, with 21 hours guided learning (face to face and online).

What you will learn

The Level 3 ADCTI award is designed to prepare learners for employment as cycle training instructor tutors with Recognised Delivery Centres and equip them with the knowledge and skills to deliver the Level 2 Award Course in Instructing Cycle Training.

What the course includes

  • 16 guided learning hours (over 2 days) face to face learning with experienced Solihull Council 1st4Sport tutors
  • pre-course preparation tasks in the lead up to the course
  • opportunities to practice your teaching and assessment techniques and skills in classroom and practical sessions
  • support with your e-portfolio tasks during and after the course as you prepare for your Post Course Assessment.

In addition:

After successful completion of the 2 days course learners will be required to complete the following tasks:

  • complete the e-portfolio tasks with online support from your tutor with an additional 5 Guided Learning hours
  • deliver up to 60 hours of Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training and 9 hours of Level 2 Award assessments
  • complete a final assessment with your tutor

Prerequisites and qualifications

To attend the course you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be able to communicate effectively in English
  • be a regular cyclist and be able to cycle competently, confidently, and consistently at Bikeability Level 3
  • be currently delivering Bikeability have been delivering for at least 2 years

In addition, upon successful completion of the award, in order to deliver the Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle training with an RDC you are required to:

  • hold, or be working towards the 1st4sport Level 3 Award for Tutors and Assessors in Sport 

or

  • hold, or be working towards, Qualified Teacher Status or have a Post Graduate Certificate in Education 

or

  • hold, or be working towards a level 3, or above, regulated qualification in delivering education

or

  • hold, or be working towards, a level 3 or above, regulated qualification in assessment practice.

Please contact us if you are unsure if the teaching qualification you hold is suitable. We will check against the OFQUAL Register of Regulated Qualifications, and 1st4Sport requirements.

Upcoming courses

A minimum of 4 learners are required for a course to run.

  • Thursday 5 May to Friday 6 May 2022

Apply

Apply for Level 3 in Developing Cycle Training Instructors

Course Venue

Solihull Council House

Cost

The 2-day course costs £1,125 per person. This includes your:

  • registration fee with 1st4Sport
  • pre and post-course tutor support
  • end certification
  • one PCA visit
    • travel costs up to 25 miles for the first PCA visit

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 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 Council’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.

Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training - New Instructors

September 2021

"Morning both.

Hope you’re both well and recovering from an intense but hopefully enjoyable week.

Just wanted to send you both a personal note of gratitude and thanks for the way in which you delivered the course over the last four days. I must admit at the start I did have some personal doubts about it all. But thanks to your delivery style and patience, the light began to be switched on for me, as a means of seeing coping mechanisms. The biggest one being 'demonstration is key'.

Thank you again, I thoroughly enjoyed it and our time together."

Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training - RPL Route for Existing Instructors

April 2021

“Thank you to Andy and yourself for the two days of enjoyable riding.

I really enjoyed the learning and in particular the company and both your learning styles. An absolute pleasure if you ask me.

Thanks again for your ongoing support." 

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