Department for Transport - Instructor Training Organisation (ITO)
As part of the Department for Transport's development of cycle training and instructor provision for Bikeability schemes a new accreditation scheme has been implemented.
Organisations that were previously ITPs (the old system of accreditation by Cycling England) have been reassessed and successful ones given ITO status.
All cycle instructors who deliver Bikeability will need to register with an ITO, and all scheme operators will need to ensure that the instructors they use belong to an Instructor Training Organisation from now on. On joining an ITO instructors will have to make a commitment to annual CPD training as this is a prerequisite of the ITO scheme to ensure consistency and quality - there will be a charge for this training.
Anyone wishing to become a National Standards Instructor Trainer, Instructor or Assistant Instructor will have to attend a training course run by a recognised ITO such as BikeRight!
At the forefront of Instructor Training
BikeRight! have been training National Standards Instructors for many years, over 2000 people have attended our courses across the country.
We have 3 teams of highly qualified cycle Instructor Trainers and run courses every month from our training centre in Manchester as well as bespoke courses at many locations throughout UK.
Already an instructor?
Register with BikeRight! today
1. If you are currently qualified as a National Standard Instructor and are working on one of our Bikeability contracts then you will have FREE automatic registration with BikeRight! and you don’t need to do anything. We will be in touch during the next few weeks to confirm your registration details and inform you of all the benefits that come with this.
2. If you have successfully undertaken an Cycle Instructor Training course with BikeRight! at any location you will automatically become a member of BikeRight! ITO for FREE unless you specify otherwise, we will be in touch with you in due course to confirm your registration.
3. If you are currently delivering Bikeability in England but were trained by another instructor training provider and want to join the BikeRight! family then follow the link below to fill in our on-line registration form.
To view a list of FAQs regarding the ITO recognition scheme click here
As part of the ITO recognition scheme we are expected to:
Train instructor trainers, instructors and assistant instructors in accordance with the National Standards for Cycle Training
Carry out post-course assessments for instructors
Provide CPD training to our registered instructors
Provide DfT with details of people trained
Provide a service to the public to verify the credentials of instructors either trained by us or affiliated to us
Provide membership services including providing opportunities for further development and providing updates on the National Standard for cycle training
Provide any monitoring information required by the DfT
Comply fully with any audit/reassessment processes undertaken by the DfT
As a member you will also have access to our Cyclelife.com 20% discount scheme and any other preferential rates/discounts that we negotiate from time to time