New Zealand Certificate in Cycle Skills Instruction (Level 4)

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Cycle Skills L4

Who is this qualification for?     

 This qualification is for people who deliver clear and comprehensive training to help cyclists feel confident and navigate safely on their bikes.  

Cycle skills instructors are expert educators with an understanding of the social, physical and environmental benefits of cycling. They use their knowledge to support people of all ages to be smart and safe on two wheels, and gain mastery of the skills of riding.  

This qualification will be delivered and assessed on the job, in a sport industry workplace 

Graduates coming out of this qualification will be able to instruct participants in the skills required for riding safely on roads and paths.

The trainee chooses one of three strands:

Beginner Skills

Intermediate Skills

Advanced Skills

What's involved?

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This 40- to 60-credit qualification has core modules and three strands:

The core modules cover:

Planning, conducting and reviewing cycle skills training sessions for individuals and groups, tailored to the capabilities of participants

Applying hazard identification and risk management principles for cycle skills training sessions

Running inclusive cycle skills training sessions.

The Beginner Skills strand covers:

Instructing participants in the beginner skills of developing balance and basic bike control for riding in a traffic-free environment.

The Intermediate Skills strand covers:

Instructing participants in the intermediate skills required to confidently ride on local roads.

Trainees must hold the Intermediate Skills strand before they enrol in the Advanced Skills strand. The Advanced Skills strand then covers:

Instructing participants in the advanced skills required to ride with confidence on the full range of roads where cycling is allowed.

This qualification is designed to be completed in 5-7 months.

Programme structure

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The core modules are made up of the following unit standards:

Unit standard 31983 Demonstrate knowledge of, and apply hazard identification and risk management for cycle skills training sessions L4 5 credits
Unit standard 32014 Plan, conduct and review an engaging cycle skills training session L4 15 credits

The Beginner Skills strand adds the following unit standard:

Unit standard 26547 Instruct participants in beginner cycle skills for riding in non-traffic environments L4 20 credits

The Intermediate Skills strand adds the following unit standards:

Unit standard 26545 Apply knowledge of road traffic environments required by a cycle skills training instructor L4 5 credits
Unit standard 26548 Instruct participants in intermediate cycle skills for riding on quiet local roads L4 20 credits

Trainees must hold the Intermediate Skills strand before they enrol in the Advanced Skills strand. The Advanced Skills strand adds the following unit standard:

Unit standard 26549 Instruct participants in advanced cycle skills for riding on the full range of roads where cycling is allowed L4 15 credits

For more information on the content of the qualification, visit the NZQA website, here.

What are the costs?

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On-job training costs workplaces both time and resources. It can mean covering registration fees, learning and assessment resources, allocating time for training, and having an appropriate assessment pathway available.  

Total costs for trainees will vary depending on how the qualification is delivered, how it is assessed and how much support the workplace can provide.   

To check out our fees list, click here. 

For more detailed information about the cost of doing an on-job qualification, get in touch. 

Where to from here?

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Are you keen to become a qualified cycle skills instructor? Think this might be the right qualification for your staff?  

To find out more, contact your regional Skills Active learning support advisor.   

Remember, to do this qualification on the job, a Skills Active trainee needs to be working as a volunteer or paid employee in the sport industry.  

If you want to become a qualified sport coach, but you're not currently employed in the industry, contact a Skills Active learning support advisor to talk about how you can get involved.

Want to see where this qualification can take you next?

Check out our range of other sport qualifications

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P   0508 4 SKILLS (0508 475 4557)

E   info@skillsactive.org.nz