British Cycling has this week revealed new course dates for its leading entry level and track cycling specific coaching courses.

Dates for two Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Cycling two-day courses in Milton Keynes and Deeside, North Wales as well as new dates for the Level 2 Track Coaching course at the Manchester Velodrome have been announced.

The Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Cycling (L1CCC) is the entry level-award in British Cycling’s Coach Education Programme. It is ideal for eager parents or for teaching assistants new to coaching and cycling who are looking to get involved in existing Go-Ride sessions or in setting up new activities. The L1CCC certificate qualifies coaches to independently prepare for, deliver and review pre-prepared coaching sessions to groups of adults or children.

The Level 2 Track Coaching Award is aimed at coaches new to the track environment, as well as current track coaches who want to develop their existing knowledge and skills. It was the first of six British Cycling discipline specific qualifications to be launched and is a pre-requisite to the new Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Track Cycling, which is set to be launched within the next month.

The 2008 programme for the Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Cycling is as follows:

Deeside, North Wales

Day 1: 30th April 2008

Day 2: 4th June 2008

Milton Keynes

Day 1: 17th May 2008

Day 2: 14th June 2008

The 2008 programme for the Level 2 Track Coaching Award is as follows:

Manchester

Day 1: 26th April 2008

Day 2: 27th April 2008

Gosling Sports Park, Welwyn Garden City

Day 1: 10th May 2008

Day 2: 11th May 2008

Aldersley Stadium

Day 1: 7th June 2008

Day 2: 8th June 2008

Gosling Sports Park, Welwyn Garden City

Day 1: 26th July 2008

Day 2: 27th July 2008

Aldersley Stadium

Day 1: 20th September 2008

Day 2: 21st September 2008

If you or anyone you know would like to apply for the Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Cycling please contact British Cycling Coaching and Education on 0161 274 2066 or email coaching@britishcycling.org.uk. Alternatively you can download a course application form from www.britishcycling.org.uk