Coaching is at the heart of cycling performance at every level from teaching basic bike handling skills in a school or club, through to training athletes for the Olympic Games or the UCI pro circuit. The coaching courses available from Scottish Cycling will allow you to achieve your coaching goals; coaching at the level and in the discipline you want.
We recommend confident cyclists who have been involved in mountain bike racing themselves to start their pathway at the Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Cycling (L2CCC) which is an entry level award aimed at people with some coaching and/or cycling experience. The knowledge gained from this qualification will allow you to develop an understanding of safe, ethical and effective cycling coaching.Back
- Anyone who wishes to become a cycling coach aged 18 or over
- You are required to be able to have reasonable cycling skills.
- The certificate qualifies you to independently plan, deliver and evaluate a series of cycling activity sessions to groups of upto 20 beginner and intermediate level children or adults.
- The course covers all of the core elements of cycle coaching. It is the basic award for all deliverers to obtain before moving onto specific coaching awards.
- As well as planning, delivering and evaluating your own sessions you will also be able to deliver British Cycling Go-Ride Gears 1, 2, 3 & 4 activities.
- Go-Ride Gears 1,2,3&4 provide the basic to intermediate activities that promote good bike handling skills, stopping & pace judgement, riding together and understanding fitness & race tactics for children and adults.
- Non technical traffic free environments
- Examples include playing fields, school grounds and local parks
Do I have to do any paperwork?
As this is a professional qualification. Applicants need to collect evidence of planning lessons and demonstrate how to effectively evaluate their lesson.
On average this is around 60 hours of studyBack
Length of Course
The course has 2 days of training followed by a further 1 day assessment.
- There tends to be a gap of at least 12 weeks between the training and assessment as a consolidation period and to allow home study.
- Select your preferred dates from the schedule.
- Email Scottish Cycling to book onto the course.
- Once booked onto the course you will need to become a member of Scottish Cycling/British Cycling. We recommend you join at minimum Silver Level to utilise the insurance- Good luck with your course!