What Should I Expect to do on an Instructor Training Course?

Location


The 4-day course is held at the Bikeworks Training Centre, in Lee Valley VeloPark, Stratford, E20 3AB.

The Training Centre has a Kitchen with a Microwave, and there is a Café in the VeloPark for lunch

Theory

Participants learn the theory elements over the 4-day course.

This includes:

  • understanding how to teach
  • how to manage risk
  • planning lessons and assessments. 

Demonstrations


The role of an instructor will be modelled to participants before they plan and deliver cycle training. Participants will learn how to deliver Bikeability Level 1, in the beautiful motor-traffic free environment close to the VeloPark in

the Olympic Park.

Participants will have the opportunity to ride and teach people using various types of cycle while they learn how to deliver inclusive training.

 

Roleplay and Feedback

Participants will have the opportunity to deliver cycle training to fellow participants on the course as a role-play.

They will be expected to self-reflect on their own delivery, receive guidance, feedback and summative action points from the tutor and their peers, and deliver feedback to their fellow peers.

      

Planning Sessions

Participants will plan and deliver training and assessments on the roads around the VeloPark. Training is progressive which means that riders learn in progressively more challenging environments.

Participants learn how to use these environments to ensure that riders develop skills and gain confidence as they learn.

 

Participants also learn how to move riders between locations as a group. A technique called ‘snaking’. This enables a group of riders to be agile, moving easily between training locations. Course participants will experience a variety of locations around the Olympic Park in East London.

Post Course Assessment

On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to deliver cycle training provisionally.

After gaining some experience, a Bikeworks Assessor will attend a session to assess whether the new instructor is delivering training to the cycling National Standard

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