Instructor Training Courses

The IT course is run over 4 full days with breaks for tea/coffee and lunch.

Our courses are usually held in Haddenham, Bucks, with the Level 3 aspect delivered in Thame, Princes Risborough or Aylesbury. Courses can be delivered elsewhere but there may be an additional charge for this.

It is essential that candidates attend all 4 days as they are continually assessed. Trainee Instructors must bring a bike and helmet to all 4 days of the course and be able to ride confidently to Level 3 (see National Syllabus)

As long as trainee Instructors meet the required outcomes, they will be awarded provisional National Standard Instructor status at the end of the course. In order to achieve full Accreditation, Instructors must set up and run some training, which will be assessed by one of our Mentors.

The cost of the course is £600 per person, to include 4 days training, course materials, tea/coffee, registration with the DfT and up to two post-course Assessments at a school or workplace of your choice. It may be possible to earn back some of the cost of the course by doing some work for Haddenham Cycle Training but this is not guaranteed.

Places are limited, so to book a place please call Francesca Flaxton direct on 07554 141 810. You can download our Registration form and Pre-course questionnaire.

Application process for bursaries to become a bikeability cycling instructor

  1. All correspondence will be between BCC and the ITO
  2. The ITO needs to receive written confirmation from BCC that funding is still available before offering a bursary to any potential new Cycling Instructors/Assistants
  3. Once a bursary has been agreed, the ITO needs to ensure that the recipient of the grant understands that they need to train 10 Buckinghamshire children for free in order for the ITO to receive payment. (This means that the usual 40 per child available from Bucks CC to subsidise training will not be available for these 10 children)
  4. The potential new Cycling Instructor/Assistant must pay all fees up front directly to the ITO
  5. Invoices will not be settled until we receive written confirmation from the ITO that the Instructor training has been completed and the newly qualified Instructor has trained 10 Buckinghamshire school children.
  6. Invoices to be sent by the ITO direct to BCC Bikeability Administrator who will arrange payment.
  7. As long as the above conditions are met, the ITO will refund £400 directly to the newly qualified Cycling Instructor/Assistant.