The 1st4sport Level 3 Award in Developing Cycle Training Instructors 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 3 Award in Developing Cycle Training Instructors is regulated at Level 3 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

For further information on the regulated status of the 1st4sport Level 3 Award in Developing Cycle Training Instructors, please visit Ofqual’s Register of Regulated Qualifications website.

If you are over 18 years of age, hold Bikeability Level 3, currently deliver Bikeability, and have at least three years’ continuous experience successfully delivering Bikeability and wish to become a trainer of cycle training instructors who are responsible for delivering cycle training sessions  in line with the National Standard for Cycle Training, then the 1st4sport Level 3 Award in Developing Cycle Training Instructors is designed for you.

This qualification will provide you with an opportunity to be assessed on your ability to develop cycle training instructors in line with the National Standard for Cycle Training. You could could progress on to the 1st4sport Level 3 Award for Tutors and Assessors in Sport, which could lead to a ‘train the trainer’ role within the National Standard for cycle training structure. The skills and knowledge developed through this qualification may also be used to progress to other industry-relevant qualifications in coaching sport, activity leadership, supporting PE in school sport or sports development.. 

On successful completion of the 1st4sport Level 3 Award in Developing Cycle Training Instructors, you should be able to:

  • understand the role and responsibilities of the cycle training instructor tutor/trainer
  • tutor cycle training instructors
  • assess cycle training instructors
  • 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 how to upskill individuals to be able to deliver cycle training to others.
  • 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 3 Award in Instructing Cycle Training assessment will require you to:

  • complete a multiple-choice examination
  • plan, tutor, assess and review trainee cycle training instructors
  • 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.

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