Award in Instructing Cycle Training
Level 2 – RPL Route
NCA are a 1st 4 Sport recognised delivery centre.
All existing instructors have until 31st March 2024 to register for the Level 2 qualification. You can continue to deliver in the meantime. Previous training and experience is taken into account, so you don’t have to do the four day course again.
CALL 0161 796 6221 to book, or email email@example.com
Are you an existing National Standard Instructor looking to convert to the new recognised qualification?
Register with us now and NCA’s team of tutors will help guide you through the transition from NSI to L2AICT.
How is the qualification different to before?
Instructor qualifications are now externally regulated by Ofqual. The National Standard Instructor (NSI) qualification has become the 1st4sport Level 2 award in Instructing Cycle Training.
Who is 1st4sport?
1st4sport is an awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual that specialises in vocational and occupational qualifications in the active leisure, learning and well-being sectors. They work very closely with numerous National Governing Bodies. 1st4sport oversees the L2AICT course, which is then delivered by Recognised Delivery Centres.
So there aren’t any Instructor Training Organisations (ITOs) anymore?
No, some old ITOs, and some newcomers, have applied to deliver the new qualification. Once approved they become Recognised Delivery Centres (RDCs).
What role does the Bikeability Trust play?
From September 2018, The Bikeability Trust has managed the development and delivery of Bikeability on behalf of the Department for Transport (DfT).
So, if i am currently an NSI do i have to do the new course?
Yes, if you want to carry on delivering Bikeability you have until 31st March 2024 to register for the new Level 2 qualification. You can continue to deliver in the meantime.
Previous training and experience (Recognised Prior Learning) is taken into account, so you don’t have to do the four day course again. You must have delivered at least 72 hours of instructing to be eligible for this route.
What do I have to do?
Register with an RDC. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to enquire about pricing or wish to register with us.
Once registered, you have six months to complete an online e-portfolio and have a Post Course Assessment (PCA). The e-portfolio contains multiple choice questions on topics such as the National Standard, Duty of Care, and Inclusion and there is a requirement for you to upload evidence of sessions plans and risk assessments etc. 1st4sport estimates the e-portfolio will take around 4 hours to complete.
The PCA involves you delivering an on-road group session (family/ school or other group) and being assessed by a tutor from your RDC. Your tutor will also support you through your e-portfolio tasks.