Road Cycle Leader Safety Course RCL

Coach or lead road cycling

Duration: 2 + days (+ Pre Course Training online) | Price: £275 | Locations: Various

1. Course Description
The Road Cycle Leader safety course RCL is two days long training and assessment course in cycle coaching and leading, in an on-road environment. It includes an educational QCF Level 2 Award when applied for at enrolment.

2. Aim
The aim of the RCL course is to train and assess candidates to lead and coach cycling activities, on road, using evidence of their previous experience, personal riding skills and Coaching -Leading ability in a variety of road biking scenarios. It is also aimed at training and assessing the candidate’s theoretical and practical ability in navigation, safety and group management, roadside maintenance, planning and risk assessments, coaching and instruction and emergency procedures.

3. Pre Course Standards
A Minimum age 18 years of age with competent personal cycling skills

4. Liabilities and Limitations
May lead and coach on road-cycle permitted areas with a risk assessment, normally a maximum of one hour away from help when leading novices or under 18s.

Terrain must be Low to Moderate technical difficulty, but must not be defined as mountainous unless technically proficient in that Terrain.

Furthermore the Coach Leader must be operating within the limitations of their current logbook experience with a maximum instructor to student ratio of 1-8. An appropriate and valid first aid certificate and insurance must be held.

5. Course Outcomes
On receiving a pass it is recommended that the candidate gains further Coaching and Leading experience, using their Action Plan, before applying for the ABCC Coach Insurance.

A defer must complete an action plan, and a fail must re-sit the course after a minimum time of 6 months after completion of an Action Plan.

6. Assessment Reports and Award
Upon successful completion of the course the candidate will receive a verbal report by the course tutor, and a written report will be issued, along with an action plan which should be kept as an integral part of the candidate’s logbook. (MBCUK logbook is a key reference manual)

The ABCC will issue a membership and coaching licence along with the insurance document. The candidates name and details will be input on to the ABCC and MBCUK coaching database (ICO Data protected). The award remains current by keeping an up to date logbook and showing continued personal development within the relevant cycling activities.

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