What will I learn?
This module will introduce you to a number of basic coaching approaches, skills and behaviours to get you started, and to lay the foundations for further development throughout the Coach Award. A prepare-do-reflect model provides the steps to follow, to take you through the coaching process. This is brought to life by thinking about who you coach, what you coach, and how you coach. You won’t be given one “best way” to coach, but will be encouraged to discover what works best for you and for the riders you coach.
The module starts to explore some of the themes you need to begin thinking about in order to meet the needs of the riders you support – rider engagement, creating inclusive and safe environments for everyone (both physical risk and under the broad definition of Duty of Care), and reflection (in, on and for action).
You will have the opportunity to explore these concepts and ideas, and to try them out in a practical way, during the small-group interactive seminars and Development Day.
What is the structure of the course and how long will it take?
The learning experience is a blend of online and face-to-face learning, supported by mentoring from your course tutor throughout.
It includes 2 deliver options
- Online learning – 2 hours
- 3 x 1hr online seminars each with a 15-minute task
- 1 face-to-face discipline specific development day
- 2 Full face-to-face discipline specific development days
This blended learning will take place across a period of 4 weeks and includes 2 weeks access to online learning prior to your first seminar.
What do I need to register?
- Be registered with British Cycling – this is free. If you would like to be insured under British Cycling’s Insurance for Coaches, Leaders and Instructors once qualified you will need to join as a Member.
- Be at least 14 years of age (restrictions apply to legal age of responsibility – see webpage for more info)
- Have access to a computer and the internet
Please note online booking closes 2 weeks before access to online learning begins