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Cycling instructor training

Want to become a cycling instructor? Enrol on a National Standard Instructor Training course and, once qualified, you'll be able to provide bikeability training to schools, youth groups and private sector organisations.

About the course

A four day course is followed by a post course assessment once you've gained some real experience. 

The four days are a mixture of theory and practical sessions. The practical work takes place in both traffic free areas and on the road.

During the course you'll learn about:

  • different teaching methods
  • how to engage with groups
  • assessing trainees
  • how to carry out risk assessments

Post course assessment

The post course assessment can be arranged at a later date once you have gained some practical experience. It involves one or two observed sessions of you teaching a group.


When you have completed the course you will be accredited as a National Standard Instructor Provisional (NSIP). Once you've completed the post course assessment you'll become fully qualified - National Standard Instructor Qualified (NSIQ).

Costs (per person)*

  • Four day course: £470
  • Post course assessment: £115
  • Mentoring: £55

*Prices are for courses held in County Durham. You may need to pay travel and accommodation expenses for the trainer if the session is outside the county.


Group discounts are available if you book for 6 to 12 people.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement of this course.