British Cycling run BMX related training courses, which may interest you.
Regional Officials Course.
British Cycling Regional Officials course aimed at providing clubs and regions with a good base of qualified volunteers. As with most volunteer lead sports, there is a regular requirement to offer the opportunity to re-train or to provide opportunities for new blood to get involved. Each and every club should ideally have several trained volunteers to cover in the event of an absence. Now we all know BMX is a demanding and time consuming sport to run, so please do spread the burden and offer the opportunity not just to your committee, but to your members and members family. It might help bring in some welcome assistance.
The course is run over 1 day and a straight forward On Line section based on the information you will be sent pre course. The day will cover 5 modules and once the course is finished, you will have the opportunity to finalise your qualification and become a Regional Commissaire by assisting at regional events and completing a log book.
Full details can be found on the British Cycling web site – click here for a shortcut
BMX Race Software Course
A one day course covering the setting up and use of the BMX Event Management Software that is used for all National and Regional events. The course starts with a power point presentation but is mostly “hands-on” with participants working in pairs. If participants or their club have their own laptop with the basic specifications being Microsoft Office 2003 or later (but not Office 2013). The venue costs for these courses are normally funded by the Region.
The times for each course are normally 10.00 to 17.00
In addition British Cycling Coach Education run Level 1 and 2 Coaching Award which may interest riders and parents alike:
The BC Level 1 Coaching award is an entry level award and aimed at people entering into cycle coaching for the first time. It is a generic course – not just BMX – but does give coaches the basic skills and knowledge to provide quality sessions to riders at the grass roots level. This course is a 2 day course with a period of about 4 weeks between each day. Participants are required to have a valid First Aid certificate or proof of enrolment on a suitable scheme. This course is open to anyone aged 16 years or over and at the end of day 2 and providing the participant has passed the theory and practical assessments they should leave the course able to begin coaching within the limitations of the course and providing you maintain membership of British Cycling and a valid First Aid qualification the insurance package will be available. Further courses such as Level 2 Generic and Level 2 Discipline Specific following on from this are available and for more information about these please contact Coach Education at British Cycling.