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1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Cycling

Qualification Accreditation Number 501/1872/9
Guided Learning (Credit) 108 (17)
SFA/LAD Funding Code 501/1872/9
Entry age: 18
Apprenticeships Knowledge component of the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership (coaching pathway)
Qualification Accreditation Start Date 01/09/2010
Implementation Start Date 01/01/2011
Qualification Review Date 31/12/2019
Certification End Date 31/12/2021
Qualification Specification Download

 This qualification is equivalent to Level 3 on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF)*.

To find out how to apply to deliver this qualification see the How to Apply section. There are no costs involved in applying or becoming a 1st4sport recognised centre.

The 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Cycling provides learners who have an ongoing involvement in cycling with an introduction to the processes and principles of coaching cycling to adults and children. Developed in partnership with the UK Source Group for Cycling**, the Certificate offers an opportunity for potential cycling coaches to be supported in developing their knowledge of how to effectively plan, conduct and evaluate cycling coaching sessions. It is also a component of the sport’s UKCC-endorsed coach education programme.


*Please note there may be exceptions to the above. Further information about the EQF can be found on the EQF Portal.

**The UK Source Group for Cycling is composed of the constituent national governing bodies (NGBs) for cycling in the UK (British Cycling, Scottish Cycling and Welsh Cycling). The NGBs are committed to providing services to cycling.

Learners are required to:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • hold a current Health and Safety Executive approved emergency first-aid certificate, or equivalent, that involves a minimum of six hours’ training.

The qualification is divided into the following units:

Unit Title Accreditation Number Guided Learning Hours Credit
201 Understanding the Fundamentals of
Coaching Sport
J/601/2101 22 3
202 Understanding How to Develop Participants through Coaching Sport Y/601/2104 12 2
203 Supporting Participants’ Lifestyle through Coaching Sport H/601/2106 16 2
204 Understanding the Principles of Safe and Equitable Coaching Practice M/601/2108 13 2
205 Plan a Series of Cycling Coaching Sessions J/602/5379 9 2
206 Prepare the Cycling Coaching Environment R/602/5384 14 2
207 Deliver a Series of Cycling Coaching Sessions Y/602/5385 16 2
208 Monitor and Evaluate Cycling Coaching Sessions H/602/5387 6 2

Unlike many other awarding bodies, which just supply you with the basic qualification standards, we go that extra mile to support you by providing:

  • full and comprehensive Learner Packs, which include a full set of structured learning and assessment tasks to help you deliver the qualification
  • tutor/assessor guidance notes, which include sample answers to support you when assessing your students
  • qualification administration that is available online, enabling you to process learners quickly and effectively, and making the records we hold on your learners accessible to you at the click of a mouse.

For recognised centres and tutors, the qualification is supported by the following resources:

  • generic administrative guidance and tools for recognised centres
  • 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Cycling Qualification Specification, outlining the requirements of delivering and assessing the qualification.

For learners, the qualification is supported by the following resources:

  • 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Cycling Learner Pack
  • 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Cycling Learner Support Resources CD
  • British Cycling learner support resources.

Fees are charged per learner and provide registration and certification for the qualification, as well as a 1st4sport Learner Pack, learning resources and certificate. Centre recognition, qualification approval and annual centre fees may also be applicable.

If you would like to offer this qualification, please contact [email protected]

This qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). Further information about the benefits of the framework can be found by visiting the Ofqual website.

All learners being registered for RQF qualifications are required to have a Unique Learner Number (ULN) issued by the Learner Register. To be approved to offer this RQF qualification, you will need to demonstrate that you can access and verify learners’ ULNs with the Learner Register. For more information about this process, please visit the Learning Records Service website.