Cycle Trainer

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As a Cycle Trainer, you can conduct risk assessments, plan, develop and deliver cycling sessions based on the National Standard for Cycling to anyone that wants to cycle.  If delivering courses to children, this is known as Bikeability Scotland Training. 

This course is SCQF accredited at Level 7 with 3 credit points.

Minimum Age


What skills do I need?

Essential Requirements –

Desirable Requirements

  • Hold a first aid certificate
  • Have knowledge of roadside repairs.
  • Have experience of working with groups of children, teenagers or adults in a learning environment

How long does it take?

The course is a four day course with all sessions delivered within a month.

If you have  already passed the BSI course, you can join the course on Day 2. Contact Cycling Scotland  directly for more information.

What will I need?

You will need a bike in working order and clothing and equipment appropriate for the weather.

What will it cost?

The course is free for anyone intending to deliver Bikeability Scotland training to children. If you believe you're eligible for a free place, please get authorisation from your local authority coordinator before booking onto the course.

For anyone intending to deliver cycle training to adults, the cost is £300 per person.

If you're from an organisation wanting to run a bespoke course for a group of 5-8 people, the cost is £1,500. Please email us to discuss this further.

What's next?

If delivering adult cycle training, after attending a short orientation, you can also be qualified to deliver Cycling Scotland's Essential Cycling Skills training modules.

Once you have gained experience delivering Bikeability Scotland training, you can then complete an additional 1 day course called Bikeability Mentor Training and provide support in your Local Authority to newly qualified BSI's.

If you have significant experience of delivering Bikeability Scotland training and experience of training the trainer, you can complete a further course called Bikeability Scotland Instructor Trainer (BSIT).  This will enable you to deliver the Bikeability Scotland Instructor (BSI) course.

As a Cycle Trainer, it is recommended that you hold a valid first aid certificate and appropriate insurance.

Course Dates

DateCourse TypeCourse Title & InstructorLocationLocal AuthorityCapacity & Availability£ CostBook
DateSat 5th Feb 2022Course TypeCycle Trainer Course Title & InstructorVale of Leven CT (Private)
Sam Moody
LocationVale of Leven Trust
12-14 Mitchell Way, Alexandria
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
DateSat 5th Feb 2022Course TypeCycle Trainer Course Title & InstructorAlexandria (Private)
Sam Moody
LocationAlexandria Community Centre
Local AuthorityWest DunbartonshireCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
DateTue 15th Feb 2022Course TypeCycle Trainer Course Title & Instructorycle Trainer Bike for Good Feb 2022 (Private)
Charles Mooney
LocationBike for Good
539 Victoria road, glasgow
Local AuthorityGlasgow CityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 7
DateFri 25th Feb 2022Course TypeCycle Trainer Course Title & InstructorPCAT T French & Sons (Private)
Phil Jones
LocationT French and Son Cronberry
Stonebriggs Farm, Cumnock
Local AuthorityEast AyrshireCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 3
DateTue 1st Mar 2022Course TypeCycle Trainer Course Title & InstructorTactran - CT Course (Private)
Alex Pattison
LocationAncrum Outdoor Centre
10 Ancrum Road, Dundee
Local AuthorityDundee CityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 2
DateTue 15th Mar 2022Course TypeCycle Trainer Course Title & InstructorCycling UK Cycle Trainer - Ardrishaig (Private)
Joshua Wood
LocationArdrishaig Bothy
Pier Square
Local AuthorityArgyll & ButeCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 7