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Learn with us and
become a qualified Cycle Instructor

Are you interested in becoming a cycling instructor? 


The role offers good hourly rates of pay, flexible working, and fantastic job satisfaction!

Nationally qualified cycling instructors can work anywhere in the UK, helping people learn how to safely and confidently ride a bike.  

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Our cycling instructor training: 


We run cycling instructor courses from our base at The Lenton Centre, Willoughby Street, Nottingham, NG7 1RQ. 


It’s a four-day, face-to-face course, from approximately 8.30am – 4pm, and will involve both practical and theoretical work.

There are six places available on each course and they can be booked as an individual or as a block workplace booking. 


We may be able to provide training in other areas of the UK if you have many trainees. Please do get in touch if you’d like to discuss this option in more detail. 

You can find the job/person specification here


About the course: 


Our Level 2 cycling instructor qualification is Ofqual Level 2 accredited and involves the following: 

  • some pre-course reading – accessed via an online portal at 1st4sport 

  • attendance at the four-day face-to-face training course in Nottingham 

  • completion of five online multiple-choice assessments accessed via your 1st4sport online portal (to be completed during the course) 

  • completion of some written assessments to be uploaded online to be marked (some during the course) 

  • delivery of some practical Bikeability sessions (to be witnessed and assessed during the course with the course participants as your trainees) 

  • final practical assessment delivering Bikeability (post-course assessment) 


Once you've attended the course and passed the assessments, up to but not including your final post-course assessment, you'll become a provisional instructor and can start delivering cycle training alongside qualified instructors. 


After you've successfully submitted all your tasks online and passed the post-course assessment, you'll become a fully accredited cycling instructor (passing the final assessment is essential to get the full qualification). 


The full cost of the course is £800.  However, we sometimes have access to Bikeability Trust bursary grants which either enable us to offer the course for free, or at a significantly reduced rate, payable in advance of the course start date. This is subject to availability, and we'll confirm that when you enquire with us


Working as a cycling instructor is a wonderful way to be self-employed - and is extremely rewarding.  There’s a massive variety of work on offer, from one-to-one sessions with adults & children, through to school group training, fun day activities, refresher training... and lots more! 


If you're interested in becoming a cycling instructor, then please drop us a line at

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