Foundation in Cycling Coaching

The Foundation in cycling coaching course aims to provide coaches with an introduction to cycling coaching.


Duration and Format: The course consists of a 1-day assessed course, with some requirements pre and post course.  


Course Cost:  €60 or £50 Cycling Ireland Members / €70 or £60 Non Cycling Ireland Members 

To attend the Foundation in Cycling Coaching candidates must:


be over 16 years of age.

Prior to attending the course candidates will be required to do some pre-course workbook activities (roughly 1 hour), done in own time.


During the course you will:


Explore the Roles and Responsibilities the Foundation level coach will assume.

Prepare you as a Foundation level coach to coach children or beginner adult cyclists to develop and progress their cycling skills.

Plan for a safe, effective and positive learning environment for riders.

Consider where and how you might apply your Foundation level coaching skills.


On completion of the course candidates will be required to complete an activity to fulfil the certification criteria for a Foundation in Cycling Coach. This will consist of the following three parts:


A written session plan for a rider(s) on a skill of your choice using the planning sheet provided.

Delivery of the session to the rider(s).

A reflection on a section of the session you would like to further develop and improve in.


On completion of the Foundation Cycling Coaching Course candidates will be:

A qualified Foundation in Cycling Coach
Able to assess and manage risks of coaching and provide a safe environment.
Able to organise, deliver and evaluate a coaching session for children and beginner adult cyclists.
Able to provide activities to progressively develop techniques and skills.
Utilise a range of coaching strategies.

The Foundation in Cycling Coaching Award is equivalent to the Introductory Level Coach stage on the Sport Ireland Coaching Framework in accordance with the Coaching Development Programme for Ireland.

Cycling Skills Coach

The Cycling Ireland Cycling Skills Course is aimed at coaches who want to develop their existing knowledge and skills. The knowledge gained from this course will allow coaches to plan and deliver a series of safe and effective Cycling Skills Sessions. 


Duration and Format: This is a one-day course with a mix of classroom and practical experience. 


Course Cost:  €50 or £40 Cycling Ireland Members / €60 or £50 Non Cycling Ireland Members

To become a Cycling Skills Coach, please email: programmes@cyclingireland.ie   

To attend the Cycling Skills Coaching Course candidates must:


  • be over 18 years of age.
  • The course is open to anyone and while some cycling or coaching experience is helpful it is not essential.

The course will provide candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively coach and develop the fundamental cycling skills (balancing, braking, corning, and pedalling).


The course will explore the roles and responsibilities the Cycling Skills Coach will assume and prepare candidates as Cycling Skills coaches to provide safe and enjoyable Cycling Skills sessions.




On successful completion of Cycling Skills Coaching Course candidates will be sufficiently skilled to deliver a series of safe and effective Cycling Skills Programme.



Balance Bike Coach

The Cycling Ireland Balance Bike Course is aimed at coaches who want to develop their existing knowledge and skills. The knowledge gained from this course will allow coaches to plan and deliver a series of safe and effective Balance Bike Sessions. 


Duration and Format: This is a one-day course with a mix of classroom and practical experience. 


Course Cost:  €50 or £40 Cycling Ireland Members / €60 or £50 Non Cycling Ireland Members

To become a Balance Bike Coach, please email: programmes@cyclingireland.ie   

To attend the Balance Bike Coaching Course candidates must:


  • be over 18 years of age.
  • The course is open to anyone and while some cycling or coaching experience is helpful it is not essential.

The course will provide candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively coach and develop the fundamental balance bike skills (striding, scooting, gliding).


The course will explore the roles and responsibilities the Balance Bike Coach will assume and prepare candidates as Balance Bike coaches to provide safe and enjoyable Balance Bike sessions.


On successful completion of Balance Bike Coaching Course candidates will be sufficiently skilled to deliver a series of safe and effective Balance Bike Sessions and a certificate of completion.