The 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training is awarded by 1st4sport Qualifications and has been developed in partnership with, and is supported by, The Bikeability Trust – the national charity for the UK government’s cycle education programme. 

The 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training is regulated at Level 2 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

For further information on the regulated status of the 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training, please visit Ofqual’s Register of Regulated Qualifications website.

If you are over 18 years of age, are able to cycle competently, confidently and consistently to Bikeability Level 3 standard and wish to become cycle training instructors with responsibility for delivering sessions to groups of adults and children in line with the National Standard for Cycle Training, then the 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training is designed for you.

This qualification will provide you with an opportunity to be assessed on your ability to deliver cycle training sessions to groups of adults and children in line with the National Standard for Cycle Training. You could could progress on to the 1st4sport Level 3 Award in Developing Cycle Training Instructors. 

On successful completion of the 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training, you should be able to:

  • understand the role and responsibilities of the cycle training instructor
  • plan cycle training and assessment
  • deliver cycle training and assessment
  • reviewing cycle training and assessment
  • plan to improve professional practice

How will my learning programme be structured?

Learning programmes are usually designed by the recognised centre that delivers the qualification. They may, therefore, vary in length and format. Depending on your needs, delivery centres can offer intensive courses or a series of learning events over a period of weeks and months. Whatever the timescale, all learning programmes should include the following phases:

  • an induction to the qualification and your programme of learning and assessment
  • a learning programme that meets your needs, focusing on cycle training delivery.
  • a programme of assessment, spread throughout the course, including observations by an appropriately qualified assessor.
  • a post-course assessment conducted in a real cycle training environment delivering to ‘live’ participants

At the end of the programme, you will be provided with formal feedback on your performance and an action plan for your further development.

The 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training assessment will require you to:

  • complete a multiple-choice examination
  • plan, deliver and review cycle training sessions
  • plan for future professional development

Recognised centres offering this qualification determine their own fees, and they will vary from centre to centre. The fees charged should entitle you to a programme of learning and assessment, registration and certification for the qualification, a 1st4sport Learner Pack and an appropriate learning resource. For further information on the costs of courses, please contact a recognised centre. Opportunities for funding may be available via a recognised centre, if you are eligible.