New Zealand Certificate in Cycle Skills Instruction (Level 4)

2 Cycle Skills suite

This programme is for people who help cyclists use their bikes confidently and safely.

By completing the Cycle Skills Instruction certificate, you will be equipped to instruct participants in the skills required for riding safely on roads and paths, and you will have specialist knolwedge in one of three electives.

To enrol in this programme, you need to be working as a cycle skills instructor, in a paid job, self-employed, or as a volunteer with regular and consistent shifts.

If you don't have a role lined up, contact us to talk about how we can help.

Please note that if you wish to enrol in Advanced Skills, you must first complete the Intermediate Skills elective.

This qualification is between 40 and 60 credits depending on the elective, and is designed to be completed in 5 to 7 months.

You'll be trained and observed in the workplace. Your assessments will be completed online.

You will complete core modules, and one of three electives:

The core modules are:

  • Planning, conducting and reviewing cycle skills training sessions for individuals and groups, tailored to the capabilities of participants
  • Applying hazard identification and risk management principles for cycle skills training sessions
  • Running inclusive cycle skills training sessions.

The electives are:

  • Beginner Skills: Instructing participants in the beginner skills of developing balance and basic bike control for riding in a traffic-free environment
  • Intermediate Skills: Instructing participants in the intermediate skills required to confidently ride on local roads. (You must hold the Intermediate Skills elective before you can enrol in Advanced Skills)
  • Advanced Skills: Instructing participants in the advanced skills required to ride with confidence on the full range of roads where cycling is allowed.