Cycle skills sessions

Become a professional cyclist instructor

​Whether you would like to make cyclist training your full-time job or you just want to pass on some skills at your local school or youth club, undertaking the National Standard Instructor training is the first step.

Kingston is the only London borough recognised as an instructor training organisation (ITO). Operating since 2007, they have trained more than 300 instructors for local authorities and independent providers.

To become a fully accredited National Standard Instructor, there are two steps which much be completed.

Step 1 - four day course

The course covers all aspects of cycle training with reference to the National Standard outcomes and risk management. Participants receive provisional accreditation.

The course includes:

  • four full days of practical training and theory with two qualified instructor trainers
  • course materials (workbook, manual and model documentation)
  • registration on the National Database

Step 2 - post-course assessment (PCA) within six months of your course

The PCA gives you full accreditation while we observe you working with real trainees where you work and:

  • usually takes place over two sessions
  • we support you and agree targets for your final evaluation


  • from £300 per person excluding post-course assessment (PCA)

  • post-course assessment from £100

Booking a course

To book this course, please use our online holiday booking form (which will open in the Royal Borough of Kingston website).

For more information on this course, please contact the Cycling Team (based at Kingston Council)

Telephone: 020 8547 5002


Professional Development

It is a requirement for cycling instructors to receive a minimum of three hours continuous professional development (CPD) per year.

Kingston provides the following courses:

  • on the job mentoring
  • level 1 and level 2 refresher
  • level 3 refresher
  • managing groups on road
  • from £35 per person per half day