Become a CTC-accredited cycle instructor

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A CTC instructor with a group of trainee road cyclists
A CTC instructor with a group of trainee road cyclists
Train with CTC to become an accredited cycle instructor - working on road or off-road, with young people and with adults.

CTC training

CTC is the most experienced cycle course deliverer in the UK. Here we describe our training ethos.

National Standards (Bikeability)

National Standards (Bikeability) Instructors deliver training to children and adults, the majority of training is delivered in primary schools, this programme is supported by Government funding.  The National Standards work at three levels to promote confidence on a bike, enjoyment of cycling, road awareness and interaction with traffic.

Bikeability is the DfT name for the National Standard, the DfT provide a website, badges, certificate and funding for the training.

There are a number of schools, youth groups, businesses, families and individuals looking for cycle instructors in their area. If you are good at communicating, enjoy working with others, have experience of cycling, enjoy working outdoors, and enthusiasm for teaching, this could be the perfect job for you.

Once you have completed and passed your training course, you will be qualified to teach Bikeability at all three levels and instruct to a standard recognised nationally across the UK.

National Standard Instructors are employed by Bikeability providers - private companies or local authorities - who deliver Bikeability in schools. You can find a full list of Bikeability providers on the Bikeability web site. Many National Standard instructors also work independently by setting their own business up. Here is a list of independent Bikeability providers. 

MTB Bike Leader

A Mountain Bike Leader is qualified to lead and be responsible for a group of riders off-road.

CTC has the widest provision of high quality Mountain Bike Leader qualifications available, covering everything from low level terrain to mountains in the UK and Europe


MTB skills instructionMTB Skills Instructors

MTB Skills Instructors teach technical mountain bike skills in a range of environments.


Go MTB Instructors

Go MTB Instructors are qualified to deliver the popular Go MTB awards, which are designed for children but equally appropriate for adults. Go MTB awards are successfully used as part of school curriculum programmes, support systems, after school clubs, PE emphasis extensions and vocational programmes such as ASDAN.

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