Level 2 Award


Instructing Cycle Training

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Awarding Body



Cost - £595

Delivery Method

4 Tutor Delivery Days + 1 Post Course Assessment

Guided Learning Hours


Course Duration

2-6 Months


17th - 20th February 2020


6th - 9th April 2020


3rd - 6th August 2020


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.

Delivered by an award-winning training department, this qualification is ideal for anyone who wishes to work as a paid cycle instructor. In line with the national standards, this course comprehensively covers the theory and practice of teaching children and adults to ride safely on road, as outlined by the Department for Transport.

NB. If you were previously a recognised NSI, you are still required to complete all assessed tasks, online portfolio and post course assessment (confirmed by 1st4sport)

We can deliver bespoke courses for 6 instructors at your venue, please submit an enquiry for a quote.


The Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training is made up of the following 5 mandatory units:

  • Unit 1: Understand the role and responsibilities of the cycle training instructor
  • Unit 2: Plan cycle training and assessment
  • Unit 3: Deliver cycle training and assessment
  • Unit 4: Reviewing cycle training and assessment
  • Unit 5: Plan to improve professional practice

The L2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training has two possible pathways:

Pathway 1 – For New Cycle Instructors 

  1. Register with First Step Training
  2. Attend 4-day tutor led course
  3. Complete online assessment tasks and upload required evidence
  4. Complete Post Course Assessment (PCA)

Pathway 2 – For Current NSI’s (RPL Pathway)

  1. Register with First Step Training (provide NSI No.)
  2. Complete online assessment tasks and upload required evidence
  3. Complete Post Course Assessment (PCA)


Prior to registration learners are required to:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be able to cycle competently, confidently and consistently to Bikeability Level 3 standard
  • be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing).

NB. Learners will be expected to have a reasonable level of fitness as this qualification, and its associated learning programme has significant amounts of cycling activity.

Why Study?

This qualification prepares learners for employment as a cycle training instructor, specifically working to, and delivering, the National Standard for Cycle Training. The qualification content is derived from Role 6 of the National Standard for Cycle Training. It is relevant for learners who aspire to become a cycle training instructor in England and it sits within a progressive suite of cycle training qualifications.

This qualification may lead to paid or voluntary roles in instructing cycle training to groups of adults or children in line with the National Standard for Cycle Training. This could be in a variety of settings including schools, sports clubs and leisure centre provision.

Learners could progress on to the 1st4sport Level 3 Award in Developing Cycle Training Instructors. The skills and knowledge developed through this qualification may also be used to progress to other industry-relevant qualifications in sport and physical activity including coaching, activity leadership, supporting PE in school sport and sports development.

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Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Learning in PE & School Sport

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