Cycle Instructor Trainer

1st4sport Level 3 Award: a ‘train the trainer’ course for experienced instructors

A Instructor Trainer advising a student instructor on their teaching skills.
Multiple locations

Regular courses



About the course

The 1st4Sport Level 3 Award in Developing Cycle Training Instructors covers the essentials of training new cycle instructors through a mixture of online, classroom-based and practical lessons.

Skills and competencies

Our two-day course was developed by the Bikeability Trust and 1st4sport. Aimed at experienced cycle instructors, we cover essential topics such as:

  • Effective teaching techniques.
  • Learning styles
  • Principles of assessment and feedback

Book a course

Please contact us for bookings and enquiries.

Further information

Who can do this training?

This course is designed for:

  1. Qualified Cycle Instructors (NSIQs) who want to deliver the new 1st4Sport Level 2 award in Instructing Cycle Training.
  1. Trained Instructor Trainers (NSITs) who held this status prior to 31st July 2019 and wish to continue delivering cycle instructor training under the 1st4sport framework.

Entry requirements

To take this course, you must:  

  • Be at least 16 years old.
  • Have proof of identification.
  • Communicate effectively in English (listening, speaking, reading and writing).
  • Be currently delivering Bikeability, with at least two years’ experience.  

You must have, or be working towards, one of the following:

  • 1st4sport Level 3 award for tutors and assessors in sport.
  • Qualified teacher status (QTS) status or have a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE).
  • Regulated qualification in delivering education (Level 3 or higher).
  • Regulated qualification in assessment practice (Level 3 or higher).

If you’re not sure the qualifications you have are suitable, feel free to get in touch for a chat.  

Booking for your employees?

If you'd like to book a course for your employees, please get in touch and we'd be happy to help.

More info and FAQs

More questions? Check below for more information.

Where is it taught?

The course is taught in Bristol. We can travel to some locations, depending on how far you are from Bristol and how many learners you have. Contact us to find out more. 

Assessment & qualification

Our tutors will observe you throughout the course and assess your teaching standard during this time. Next, you’ll need to complete some online tasks in your own time. Once you’ve successfully completed these activities, you’ll achieve ‘provisional tutor status’. You’ll then be able to deliver the Level Two Award in Cycle Instructor Training.  

Post course assessment

Once you’ve gained experience delivering the Level 2 Award your tutor will visit to do your practical observation. This will involve observing you teaching part of a Level 2 course. If your tutor is confident that your teaching is up to the required standard, you will earn your qualified tutor status.

What's covered in the price?

As well as covering the cost of the course, our fee covers:

  • Your registration fee with 1st4sport.
  • Tutor support before, during and after the course.
  • One post course assessment visit.
  • Final certification.

Assessor travel costs for the post course assessment visit are not included.

How is this course accredited?

Our tutors teach to the official standards set by the Department for Transport. This course was developed by the Bikeability Trust and is accredited by 1st4Sport, the awarding body. The Level 3 award is equivalent to A-Level standard.

Cancellations and refunds

To find out about our cancellation and refund policies, read our full terms and conditions.

What others say

"Enjoyable, very informative and wonderfully delivered! The instructors were so friendly and put everyone at ease".


"The course was well structured with positive and supportive tutors. I feel well prepared for the next steps with my employer".


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