Award in Instructing Cycle Training

Level 2

NCA Academy is your go-to destination in Manchester for cycling lessons, offering the prestigious 1st4Sport Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training (L2AICT). As a 1st 4 Sport recognised delivery centre, we equip learners to become professional cycle training instructors.

Do you want to instruct cycle training to groups of children or adults? This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to deliver Bikeability as a professional instructor.

1st 4 sport level 2 award in instructing cycle training

Developed in collaboration with The Bikeability Trust, this qualification is designed to prepare learners for rewarding careers in cycle instruction. Acquire the essential knowledge, understanding and skills required to deliver effective sessions.

Bikeability Instructor Training Course

Our Bikeability instructor training course is integrated into the Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training. This course provides comprehensive training for those looking to become certified Bikeability instructors. Learn to deliver Bikeability levels 1 and 2 with confidence and professionalism.

Post-training Proficiency

Upon completing this 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training and the Bikeability instructor training course, you’ll gain the expertise to:

  • Understand the principles of cycle instruction.
  • Plan and prepare for engaging sessions.
  • Skilfully deliver informative and enjoyable sessions.
  • Thoughtfully review and enhance future sessions.

Ready to embark on this cycling instruction journey? If you would like to find out more about this Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training or book a course, please contact NCA Academy on 0161 796 6221 or email

Cycle Training Details

Why should I do it?

The qualification content is derived from Role 6 of the National Standard for Cycle Training (Deliver 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.

How long does it take?

The qualification takes 108 hours to complete. 32 hours are in a Guided Learning environment on the initial 4-day training course. The remaining 76 hours are made up of practically delivering Bikeability level 1 and 2 sessions, off course directed study time i.e. homework, and time taken to complete any remote working, research and evidence gathering activities etc. To complete the course a Post Course Assessment (PCA) has to be successfully undertaken.

What are the entry requirements?
  • You must be an experienced cyclist, competent and comfortable riding in busy urban traffic
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must be able to communicate in English
  • You will need access to a computer to complete the online e-portfolio tasks
What does the course cover?
  • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of the cycle training instructor
  • Planning cycle training and assessment
  • Delivering cycle training and assessment
  • Reviewing cycle training and assessment
  • Planning to improve professional practice

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Certification and accreditations:

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