Inclusive cycle training

Cycling Scotland is committed to making the Bikeability Scotland training programme as inclusive as possible and this begins with instructor training.

Instructor training

Cycling Scotland is fully committed to unimpeded access to, and equal opportunities in assessment, and will consider the needs of all potential training course candidates.

This includes:

  • Candidates with a range of impairments such as physical or mental impairments which have a long-term adverse effect on that person.
  • Candidates with protected characteristics* which would not prevent them from completing their instructional duties competently.

We aim to ensure our training courses are accessible to all candidates who can demonstrate their competence, thereby minimising any later need to make any further reasonable adjustments for the candidate.

If however it’ the case that, despite the accessibility of Cycling Scotland’s training, a candidate with a particular requirement needs extra assistance, Cycling Scotland will make reasonable adjustments to ensure that the candidate can access training and assessment and demonstrate attainment.

Further details on reasonable adjustments and specific assessment requirements can be found in Cycling Scotland’s training policy document.

* These are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

Delivering inclusive cycle training

A free one-day Continuing Professional Development course that provides Bikeability Scotland instructors with support to ensure cycle training sessions are inclusive to all trainees, through classroom-based activities and outdoor practical sessions. This course is based on a good practice guide, produced by the Department for Transport (DfT).