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Cycle Instructor Training

Outspoken Training is a Cycle Instructor Training Organisation (ITO) and one of only 18 National bodies recognised by Department for Transport (DfT) as providers of training for National Standard Instructors. We work with individual instructors, Local Authorities, School Sports Partnerships and private companies to provide the finest support to Bikeability schemes and to help ensure continuing improvements to our teaching.

National Standard Cycle Instructor Training

Cycle instructing is an exciting, challenging and immensely rewarding job. Our National Standard Instructor (NSI) course is a four-day programme which gives the best training in how to teach children and adults to the National Standard. The course is a mixture of classroom sessions and outdoor practicals, covering all of the subjects and skills you will need to become a inspiring National Standard Cycle Instructor.

"Just a note to say thank you for the brilliant course last week. It was jam packed with useful theory sessions and practical work and I have learned a tremendous amount about delivering Bikeability which I hope I will now be able to put into practice. I thoroughly enjoyed the way you delivered the course and would thoroughly recommend it" - Lincolnshire County County instructor who attended a NSI Course

The cost is £350 + VAT per person and we are also happy to run courses for Local Authorities and Bikeability schemes. For a list of available courses, please scroll down to the bottom of the page or for more information please visit our National Standard Instructor course page. If you're interested in working for us, have a look at our vacancies page to see what opportunities there are.

CPD Courses

Our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses refresh and develop knowledge of key areas of the National Standard. They are targeted at both new and seasoned instructors and are a great option for Bikeability schemes who want to create an excellent team, develop reflective instructors and improve delivery quality.

We work closely with many local authorities and Bikeability schemes, providing initial instructor training, CPD courses and advice. If you run a Bikeability scheme, why not partner with us and see how we can develop the quality of your scheme. For more information on our CPD courses please visit our web page or please get in touch.

ITO Membership

It is a requirement of National Standard Instructors to be members of an Instructor Training Organisation (ITO). We provide a supportive environment and by choosing Outspoken as your ITO you'll be part of a growing community of instructors committed to getting more people cycling. Membership is FREE and includes:

Regular industry and Outspoken updates, holding instructors' professional details, providing a public verification service, access to advice from our experience Instructor Trainers and further learning opportunities. 

For more information and to join, please visit our ITO membership page

Post Course Assessments

Following the successful completion of our NSI course, newly qualified instructors are offered ongoing support and advice, culminating in their Post Course Assessments (PCAs). Our assessors are Department for Transport accredited National Standard Instructor Trainers (NSITs), who provide full and thorough feedback to trainee instructors as well as a full written report of the PCA.

We design our PCAs to be positive learning experiences, identify what instructors are doing well whilst promoting reflective learning to ensure instructors are equipped with the skills to continuously improve their instructing.  Each PCA costs £95 per person plus mileage. Discounts are available for multiple PCAs on the same day (one instructor per session). Please get in touch for more information.

The staff at Outspoken Training are friendly, knowledgeable and easy to work with. Their flexibility and willingness to tailor training to our particular needs is a real plus point. Our needs as a scheme are always taken into account when training is being developed whilst the National Standards remain the focus point for all work.

Phil Watt (Lincolnshire County Council)

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When Course/Event Location Availability
Tue 17th - Fri 20th Oct 17 Instructor Training More information Nottingham, NG2 6BJ Bookings can be taken
Tue 31st Oct - Fri 3rd Nov 17 Instructor Training More information Cambridge, CB4 0DL Bookings can be taken
Mon 5th - Thu 1st Feb 18 Instructor Training More information Cambridge, CB4 0DL Bookings can be taken
Mon 30th Apr - Thu 3rd May 18 Instructor Training More information Cambridge, CB4 0DL Bookings can be taken
Mon 4th - Thu 7th Jun 18 Instructor Training More information Cambridge, CB4 0DL Bookings can be taken