This qualification is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to enable you to develop high level track cyclists through creative and thoughtful coaching practice. The qualification is composed of eleven mandatory units.
The qualification is recognised as the industry standard level 3 qualification for coaching track cycling to adults and young people by British Cycling.
The qualification is also endorsed by the trade association for coaches, UK Coaching, as meeting its UKCC criteria.
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The qualification is designed to prepare aspiring coaches for employment as a Track Cycling Coach in paid or voluntary roles, potentially within a high performance team. It is appropriate for existing Level 2 cycling coaches wishing to further develop, refine and enhance their coaching skills in within the specialised area of track cycling.
To be eligible to attend the programme of learning relating to this qualification, you need to:
- have your identity confirmed
- be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing).
- hold a 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Cycling, or demonstrate equivalent competency developed through an alternative training programme or relevant vocational experience, or a 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate Coaching in another cycling discipline (Mountain Biking or Road and Time Trial).
- have completed the British Cycling Level 2 Track Coaching Award, or demonstrate equivalent competency developed through an alternative training programme or relevant vocational experience.
Prior to certification, you are required to:
- be at least 18 years of age.
This qualification leads to paid or voluntary roles in coaching track cycling in a variety of settings including working as a coach within a high performance team.
The skills and knowledge developed through completion of this qualification may also be used enable you to progress to other industry-relevant qualifications in coaching other sports, supporting PE in school sport and sports development.