Course Details

National Standard Instructor

An instructor working
An instructor working
This 4-day course accredits you to deliver National Standard cycle training, (Bikeability), across all levels and age groups. It is the gold standard amongst cycling courses and is highly recommended by CTC.


4 days
On road
Confident on-road cyclist
During the course & by post course assesment

Key content

The National Standard Instructor course is an accredited course that teaches you how to deliver the National Standards in cycle training (Bikeability). With a mixture of classroom based and hands-on learning, the course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to be a top cycle trainer.

CTC is an expert cycle training provider and offers training that goes beyond the National Standard - a standard that we helped set up and design.

The course covers:

    - Focus on the delivery and assessment for each Bikeability level (Level 1, 2 and 3).

    - Choosing appropriate environments to deliver cycle training.

    - Risk assessing training environments and managing risk for trainees.

    - Developing a range of teaching techniques for children and adults.

    - Understanding the role and responsibilities of an instructor.

    - Checking bikes & equipment for use in training.

    - Managing groups.

The course fee includes:

  1. 4-day NSI course
  2. Provisional accreditation and registration with DfT
  3. Certification
  4. Refreshments

Note that the course cost excludes lunch and post course assessment.

Learning that suits you

We can tailor the course delivery to your requirements. We can, for example, offer this course as a four day block or in two sets of two days, with no difference in cost.

To apply for this course or for further information, please contact Greg Woodford on 01483 238330.

What next?

Accredited NSIs may take part in CTC's Professional Development for Instructors courses developed specifically for instructors.

Some instructors may go on to become a National Standard Instructor Trainer.


Please contact the Courses & Training Helpline to find out if this course is available for booking: 01483 238 337

Available courses

Datesort icon Course Venue Link
10 Aug 2015 Epping Forest District Council Details...

Course outcomes

The CTC course maximises the learning environment for participants. The course teaches you to work independently and develop your own training methods whilst working as a provisionally accredited instructor. We support you through the learning process leading up to the Post Course Assessment where you become fully accredited.



What you need

  • You must be a confident on-road cyclist.
  • A well-maintained bicycle.
  • Basic bicycle maintenance knowledge.
  • No previous qualification required.


  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
  • Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC): A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1147607 and in Scotland No SC042541

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