Two new cycling coaching courses launched
The Activity Coach Award for Teachers (ACAT)
provides all primary and secondary teachers with the cycling specific knowledge to deliver high quality cycling activities as a part of physical education lessons or after school clubs. Teachers that have already completed the ACAT course have started delivering Go-Ride and World Class Start activities in their schools; some have even formed Go-Ride School Clubs. The one-day ACAT course recognises teachers’ existing qualifications (QTS). Funding from Persil and SportsMatch means that there are FREE places available in some regions.
The Level 1 Coaching Award is the NEW entry-level course for people that have little experience of coaching or cycling. The Level 1 Award is aimed at people involved in cycling (i.e. club helpers, parents and other volunteers) that wish to become more involved and people that already work with children (i.e. teaching assistants, scout and guide leaders, etc.) that wish to introduce and develop cycling activities. The course covers all of the basics of coaching cycling and qualifies coaches to deliver British Cycling Go-Ride Gears 1 to 2 and to support a more qualified cycling coach.
Final Series Of Club Coach Courses Announced
British Cycling’s successful Club Coach Award will be delivered for the final time in 2005. Since its first delivery in 2000, 56 courses have been delivered to over 900 new coaches. Coaches that have completed the course have gone onto undertake a range of coaching roles within cycling; from coaching in Go-Ride clubs and Go-Ride schemes through to helping riders achieve Olympic success.
From 2006 the Club Coach Award will be replaced by the NEW Level 3 Coaching Award, which will include a number of discipline specific units. This will further enhance the depth and quality of coach education delivered to cycling coaches in the UK, and ensure that the needs of all of the cycling disciplines are met. The updated coaching programme will underpin British Cycling’s continued success.
The new Level 3 Coaching Award will provide the next step in the coaching programme for existing Club Coaches. Existing candidate and trainee Club Coaches are encouraged to complete their qualification to allow them to access the new courses. The Club Coach status will continue to be recognised and supported by British Cycling.