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Coaching Awards

Cycling Ireland offers a diversified Coaching Education Programme across a number of different disciplines. Click here to see the Cycling Ireland Learning Programme

  • q Foundation in Cycling Coaching Award - CORE
    A Foundation in Cycling Coaching Award is the first level of the Cycling Ireland Coaching Pathway. This course is, aimed at people new to coaching and those wishing to start on the cycling coaching ladder. The course covers all the basics of cycling coaching and provides you with a good introduction to the principles of coaching and training. The award will give you all of the knowledge and information you need to coach the cyclist at the developmental stages of the cyclist pathway (FUNdamentals and Introduction to Training).

    Pre Training Course Entry Requirements
       - Candidates must be over 16 years of age
       - Must have Cycling Ireland Membership 
       - Completed Garda Vetting or Access NI check documentation

    Duration

    This is a 1 day course, covering a wide variety of subjects aimed at assisting you to begin coaching. The course is made up of both theory and practical elements aimed at heightening your learning experience. You will deliver practical elements of the course to other participants to further develop your knowledge on what and how to coach through various different activities.

    Cost
    The course cost is, €40 or £32

  • q Level 1 in Cycling Coaching Award - CORE
    A The Level 1 in Cycling Coaching Award - CORE is the second level of the Cycling Ireland Coaching Pathway. The award will give you all of the knowledge and information you need to coach the cyclist at the developmental stages of the cyclist pathway (Training to Train and Introduction to Competing & Racing). This award qualifies you to independently prepare for, deliver and review pre-prepared coaching sessions to groups of adults or children.

    Pre Training Course Entry Requirements
       - Candidates must be over 16 years of age
       - Must have Cycling Ireland Membership
       - Have complete and be fully qualified, Foundation in Cycling Coaching Award
       - Completed Garda Vetting or Access NI check documentation

    Duration
    This is a 2 day course, covering a wide variety of subjects aimed at further developing the coach and expanding their knowledge of the sport in the area of technical rules and regulations, bike position and equipment, cycling physiology and training principles, hygiene, diet and psychology.

    Cost
    The course cost is, €180 or £150
  • q Ride Leader Award
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    Cycling Ireland Ride Leader Training will provide members of affiliated clubs or groups with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively lead and manage a group of cyclists on the road in club/group rides.

    The aim of the programme is to educate the ever-increasing number of Cycling Ireland affiliated clubs and members on the principles of group riding and managing a group of riders effectively and safely on the road.

    The course will explore the roles and responsibilities the Ride Leader will assume and prepare learners as Ride Leaders to provide safe and enjoyable cycling experiences for people of all levels of ability and age.

    Cycling Ireland Ride Leaders will attend a one-day assessed course which will qualify them to facilitate led rides for groups of cyclists. Ride Leaders will cycle a simulated club/group ride and practically apply techniques, skills and newly acquired knowledge covered in the classroom. Ride Leaders will be required to lead part of the pre-risk-assessed route.

    On completion of the course, the Ride Leader will be able to facilitate Club Ride(s) and/or Group Ride(s) and utilise a range of communication and leadership strategies to effectively lead a cycle.  

    The Ride Leader Award also complements and supports the Cycling Ireland Bike for Life programme. Certified Ride Leaders can run Bike for Life at Level 1. To find out more about Bike for Life click here 

    PREREQUISITES

    To attend this course candidate must: be over 18 years of age, be a Cycling Ireland Member and have the Fitness Level to Ride for approximately 20km

     
    DURATION

    One day - 9:00am to 5:30pm

    COURSE COSTS

    €50 / £35
  • q Level 1 MTB Discipline Specific Coaching Award - SPECIFIC
    A It is anticipated that the MTB Discipline Specific Award will be offered as part of the Cycling Ireland Coach Education Programme in Q1 2014.
  • q Level 1 Track Discipline Specific Coaching Award - SPECIFIC
    A It is anticipated that the Track Discipline Specific Award will be offered as part of the Cycling Ireland Coach Education Programme in Q2 2014.
  • q Sprocket Rocket Instructor Award - ADDITIONAL LEARNING
    A Sprocket Rocket Instructor Award is aimed at Coaches or Leaders who want to develop their existing knowledge and skills. The knowledge gained from this award will allow coaches to plan and deliver a series of safe and effective Sprocket Rocket Sessions.

    The award will also give coaches the knowledge and information that they need to progress riders from their ..... This award is the minimum requirement for the delivery of the Spocket Rocket

    Pre Training Course Entry Requirements
       - Candidates must be over 18 years of age - if they are between 16-18 they can do the training, but be an assistant coach.
       - Completed Garda Vetting or Access NI check documentation.

    Duration
    1 day, usually 10am to 4.30pm, consisting of training and practical coaching assessment. This times can change depending on particular requirements.

    Course Cost
    The course cost is, €30 or £25

     

  • q Bike for Life Leader Award - ADDITIONAL LEARNING
    A Bike for Life Leader Award is aimed at Coaches or Leaders who want to develop their existing knowledge and skills. The knowledge gained from this award will allow coaches to plan and deliver a series of safe and effective Bike for Life Sessions.

    The award will also give coaches the knowledge and information that they need to progress riders from their first Bike for Life Session to their first Sportive or Competition. This award is the minimum requirement for the delivery of the Bike for Life Programme

    Pre Training Course Entry Requirements
       - Candidates must be over 18 years of age
       - Have complete and be fully qualified in, the following coaching qualifications, CI Foundation Award
          or higher or CI TCL Award or higher.
       - Completed Garda Vetting or Access NI check documentation

    Duration
    1 day, 9am to 5pm, consisting of training and practical coaching assessment.

    Course Cost
    The course cost is,  €30 or £25

     

  • q Gearing Up Off-Road Instructor Award - ADDITIONAL LEARNING
    A The Cycling Ireland Gearing Up Off-Road Instructor Award is aimed at Coaches or Leaders who want to develop their existing knowledge and skills. The knowledge gained from this award will allow coaches to plan and deliver a series of safe and effective Gearing Up Off-Road Sessions.

    The award will also give coaches the knowledge and information that they need to progress riders from their first Gearing Up Off-Road Session to more advanced Mountain Bike Trails. This award is the minimum requirement for the delivery of the Gearing Up Off-Road Programme.

    Pre Training Course Entry Requirements
       - Candidates must be over 18 years of age
       - Have complete and be fully qualified in, the following coaching qualifications, CI Foundation Award or
          higher or CI TCL Award or higher.
       - Completed Garda Vetting or Access NI check documentation

    Duration
    2 days, 9am to 5pm, consisting of training and practical coaching assessment.

    Course Cost
    The course cost is, €120 or £100
  • q Gearing Up Road Instructor Award - ADDITIONAL LEARNING
    A It is anticipated that the Gearing Up Road Instructor Award will be offered as part of the Cycling Ireland Coach Education Programme in Q1 2014.
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