Certified Coaches

SINGAPORE CYCLING FEDERATION (SCF)
COACHING CERTIFICATION AND DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY

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Acronyms:

UCI – Union Cycliste Internationale, MTB – Mountain Bike, BMX – Bicycle Motorcross, WCC – World Cycling Centre

LEVEL

Participation

DESCRIPTION

Singapore Cycle Safe Ambassador (Level 1 & 2)

Overview

The Ambassador course aims to equip you with the necessary skills and cycle safe knowledge. As an advocate of the Singapore Cycle Safe (Level 1 & 2) programme, you are expected to actively promote safe cycling awareness. This course would cover safe cycling within the Park Connector Networks (PCN).

Course Suited for

Parents, Lead Cyclists, Teachers, Community Sport Leaders, Cycling Safety Marshalls, School Leaders, Bicycle retailer, Event Planners.

Course Details

This is a 6-hour course. By the end of the Ambassador’s course (Level 1 & 2), Ambassadors are expected to deliver cycle safe talks to increase awareness on safe cycling within the PCN. This will be primarily delivered in a classroom setting with some elements of practical application.

Course Pre-requisite

Able to ride a bicycle

Topics

  • Introduction to Risk Assessment and Management
  • Introduction to How To Make A Presentation
  • Understanding the safe cycling components necessary for cycling within the Park Connector Networks.

Assessment

5 minutes presentation of 1 safety component of the programme.

Post Course Assignments/Appointments with SCF

Upon certification, each Ambassador will be competent with cycle safe knowledge within the PCN and be able to promote cycle safe awareness. From time to time you may be invited to deliver safe cycling awareness talks and briefings at cycling events.

Singapore Cycle Safe Ambassador (Level 3 & 4)

Overview

The Ambassador course aims to equip you with the necessary skills and cycle safe knowledge. As an advocate of the Singapore Cycle Safe (Level 3 & 4) programme, you are expected to actively promote safe cycling awareness. This course would cover safe cycling within the roads and cycling events.

Course Suited for

Parents, Lead Cyclists, Teachers, Community Sport Leaders, Cycling Safety Marshalls, School Leaders, Bicycle retailer, Event Planners.

Course Details

This is a 9-hour course. By the end of the Ambassador’s course (Level 3 & 4), Ambassadors are expected to deliver cycle safe talks to increase awareness on safe road cycling and cycling at events or in a competitive setting. This will be primarily delivered in a classroom setting with some elements of practical application.

Course Pre-requisite

Able to ride a bicycle

Topics

  • Recap on Risk Assessment and Management
  • Recap on How To Make A Presentation
  • Understanding the safe cycling components necessary for cycling on the roads and for cycling events.

Assessment

5 minutes presentation of 1 safety component of the programme.

Post Course Assignments/Appointments with SCF

Upon certification, each Ambassador will be competent with cycle safe road knowledge, cycling at events or in a competitive setting and be able to promote cycle safe awareness. From time to time, you may be invited to deliver safe cycling awareness talks and briefings at cycling events.

Singapore Cycle Safe Trainer
(Level 1 & 2)

Overview

The Trainer course aims to equip you with the competencies to conduct the Singapore Cycle Safe (Level 1 & 2) certification programme. This would cover cycling within the Park Connector Networks and learning how to cycle for beginners.

Course Suited for

All coaches, Physical Education Teachers and Instructors.

Course Details

This is a 24-hour course. By the end of the Trainer’s course, trainers are expected to confidently deliver the Singapore Cycle Safe Level 1 & 2 certification programme. This course will be primarily delivered in an outdoor practical setting with some elements of theory. By the end of the course, SCF will identify Mentor-Trainers who can potentially guide other Trainers and provide valuable peer feedback.

Course Pre-requisites

  • Any of the following: Bachelor of Education, Diploma or Degree in Sports Science/Sports Coaching, Level 1 Coaching certification of any Sport. Others with evidence of coaching/teaching/instructing in an existing sports setting maybe considered (i.e. Outward Bound Singapore Instructor, Fitness Instructor etc).
  • 18 years of age and above
  • Possess a valid standard first aid certification
  • Demonstrate the basic competency of riding a bicycle safely through a 10 meter straight line course.

Topics Covered

  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Delivery Methods
  • Plan, Conduct and Review a practical cycling session within Park Connectors

Assessments

  • Plan and conduct a practical skill session
  • Submission of Risk Assessment and Management plan
  • Plan and conduct an educational talk on safe cycling
  • Complete a 30-hour practical attachment on conclusion of the course, with a minimum of one SCF organised educational session and one SCF organised skills session.

Post Course Assignments/Appointments

On your successful completion of the course, you can be appointed to deliver and certify the Singapore Cycle Safe Level 1 & 2 programme either through SCF or SCF’s accredited training partner.

From time to time, you will also be invited to contribute to teach skills or build safe cycling awareness at cycling events.

Singapore Cycle Safe Trainer
(Level 3 & 4)

Overview

The Level 3 & 4 Trainer course aims to equip you with the competencies to conduct the Singapore Cycle Safe (Level 3 & 4) certification programme. This would cover cycling on Singapore Roads and during a cycling event. By the end of the course, SCF will identify Mentor-Trainers who can potentially guide other Trainers and provide valuable peer feedback.

Course Suited for

All coaches, Physical Education Teachers and Instructors.

Course Details

This is a two and a half day course. By the end of the Trainer’s course, Trainers are expected to confidently deliver the Singapore Cycle Safe Level 3 & 4 certification programme. This course will be primarily delivered in an outdoor practical setting with some elements of theory.

Course Pre-requisites

Singapore Cycle Safe Level 1 & 2 Trainer Certification

Topics Covered

  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Delivery Methods
  • Plan, Conduct and Review a practical cycling road session including participation at cycling events

Assessments

  • Plan and conduct a practical skill session
  • Submission of Risk Assessment and Management Plan
  • Plan and Conduct an educational talk on safe cycling

Post Course Assignments/Appointments

On your successful completion of the course, you can be appointed to deliver and certify the Singapore Cycle Safe Level 3 & 4 programme either through SCF or SCF’s accredited training partner.

From time to time you will be invited to contribute to teach skills or build safe cycling awareness at cycling events.

Level 1 Coach

Overview

The Level 1 Coach certification will equip you with the competencies to conduct the Singapore Cycle Safe (Level 1 & 2) certification programmes and developmental training programmes for the various cycling disciplines (Track, Road, Mountain Bike, BMX).On successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a SG-Coach integrated certificate jointly issued by Sport Singapore and SCF. Additionally and as a good practice, Coaches are encouraged to enroll in the National Registry Of Coaches.

Course Suited for

All cycling enthusiasts, current and ex-national cyclists, coaches, Physical Education Teachers and Instructors.

Course Details

This is a 10 day course. By the end of the course, , coaches are expected to confidently deliver the Singapore Cycle Safe Level 1 & 2 certification programme and conduct developmental training programmes for national level competitions. This course will be delivered with a mix of practical and theory elements. During the course, SCF will identify Mentor-Coaches who can guide other coaches and provide valuable peer feedback.

Course Pre-requisites

  • 18 years of age and above
  • Demonstrate the basic competency of riding a bicycle safely through a 10 meter straight line course.

Topics Covered

  • Application of Basic Sport Science
  • Communication
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Delivery Methods in Coaching
  • Plan, Conduct and Review a coaching session
  • Sports Development System
  • Values and Principles
  • Singapore Cycle Safe Level 1 & 2 syllabus
  • Equipment and Coaching of the various disciplines (Track, Mountain Bike, Road, BMX)

Assessments

  • Plan and conduct a practical skill session
  • Submission of Risk Assessment and Management plan
  • Assignment based via workbook
  • Complete a 30-hour practical attachment on conclusion of the course, with a minimum of one SCF organised skills session.

Not Yet Competent (NYC)

Participants whose assessments are deemed as being “NYC” must demonstrate the acquisition and application of the necessary competencies with SCF during the 30 -hour post course attachment.

Accreditation – Foreign Level 1 Coaching Certification (Cycling)

For coaches with a foreign Level 1 Coaching certification in cycling, you may wish to consider applying for accreditation and to secure a local certification. You will be required to submit your coaching certification(s) and complete the list of assessments for SCF Level 1 accreditation and certification. You will also be required to attend the Values and Principles, Sport Development Systems modules, and any other modules deemed necessary by SCF and /or Sport Singapore.

Post Course Assignments/Appointments

On your successful completion of the course, you can start coaching individual or groups and can be appointed to deliver and certify the Singapore Cycle Safe Level 1 & 2 programme either through SCF or an accredited training partner.

From time to time, you may be invited to share your knowledge and experience at sharing platforms, coaching workshops, seminars or provide coaching tips at cycling events.

Level 2 Coach (Road & Track / MTB & BMX)

Overview

The Level 2 Coach certification will equip you with the competencies to conduct the Singapore Cycle Safe (Level 3 & 4) certification programmes and developmental training programmes to prepare national level cyclists for competitions within to the region, either for Road & Track OR Mountain Bike and BMX. On conclusion of the course, the participant will receive a SG-Coach integrated certificate jointly issued by Sport Singapore and SCF. Additionally, and as a good practice, Coaches are encouraged to enroll in the National Registry Of Coaches.

Course Suited for

All cycling enthusiasts, current and ex-national cyclists, coaches, Physical Education Teachers and Instructors.

Course Details

This is a 10-day course. By the end of the course, coaches are expected to confidently deliver the Singapore Cycle Safe Level 3 & 4 certification programme and conduct developmental programme for competitions. This course will be delivered with a mix of practical and theory elements. During the course, SCF will identify Mentor-Coaches who can guide other coaches and to provide valuable peer feedback.

Course Pre-requisites

Level 1 SG-Coach / UCI Cycling Coach Certification or equivalent

Basic Sport Science Course or equivalent

Topics Covered

  • Communication
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Delivery Methods in Coaching
  • Plan, Conduct and Review a coaching session
  • Values and Principles
  • Singapore Cycle Safe Level 3 & 4 syllabus
  • Equipment and Coaching of the various disciplines (Track & Road or MTB & BMX)

Assessments

  • Plan and conduct a practical skill session which includes submission of Risk Assessment and Management plan
  • Plan and conduct a practical skills session
  • Assignment based via workbook
  • Complete a 50-hour practical attachment on conclusion of the course, with a minimum of two SCF organised training sessions/coaching activity.

Not Yet Competent (NYC)

Participants whose assessments are deemed as being “NYC” must demonstrate the acquisition and application of the necessary competencies with SCF during the 50 -hour post course attachment.

Accreditation – Foreign Level 2 Coaching Certification (Cycling)

For coaches who have a foreign Level 2 Coaching certification in cycling, you may wish to consider to apply for accreditation and to secure a local certification. You will be required to submit your coaching certification(s) and to complete the required assessments for SCF Level 2 accreditation and certification. You will also be required to attend the Values and Principles, Sport Development Systems modules and any other modules deemed necessary by SCF and / or Sport Singapore.

Post Course Assignments/Appointments

On your successful completion of the course, you can be appointed to deliver and certify the Singapore Cycle Safe Level 1, 2, 3, 4 programme either through SCF or an accredited training partner. You will be specializing either in Road and Track OR Mountain Bike and BMX disciplines.

From time to time, you may be invited to share your knowledge and experience at sharing platforms, coaching workshops, seminars or provide coaching tips at cycling events.

Level 3 Coach (Road & Track / Mountain Bike & Bicycle Motorcross)

Overview

The Level 3 Coach certification will equip you with the competencies to conduct the Singapore Cycle Safe (Level 3 & 4) certification programmes and developmental training programmes for competitions at the Asian Games/Championship level or its equivalent, or specific to either (Road and Track OR Mountain Bike and BMX). On conclusion of the course, the participant will receive a SG-Coach integrated certificate jointly issued by Sport Singapore and SCF. Additionally, and as a good practice, Coaches are encouraged to enroll in the National Registry Of Coaches.

NOTE: The UCI Coaching Diploma is offered only at the World Cycling Centre and more information can be found on the UCI website.

Course Suited for

All cycling enthusiasts, current and ex-national cyclists, coaches, Physical Education Teachers and Instructors.

Course Details

The Course duration will be determined at a later stage.

By the end of the Course coaches are expected to confidently plan, conduct and review multi-year training programmes in preparation for Asian Games/Championship type of competitions, or its equivalent. This course will be delivered with a mix of practical and theory elements. During the course, SCF will identify Mentor-Coaches who can guide other coaches and provide valuable peer feedback.

Course Pre-requisites

  • Level 2 Cycling Coach Certification
  • Advance Sport Science certification by Sport Singapore OR the Equivalent (to be confirmed)
  • Applicants for the UCI Coaching Diploma Course must be nominated by SCF

Topics Covered

  • Communication and Relationship Building (to be confirmed)
  • Risk Assessment and Management (to be confirmed)
  • Delivery Methods in Coaching (to be confirmed)
  • Plan, Conduct and Review a coaching session (to be confirmed)
  • Values and Principles (to be confirmed)
  • Equipment and Coaching of the various disciplines (Track & Road) or (MTB & BMX)

Assessments

  • Plan and conduct a practical skill session which includes submission of Risk Assessment and Management plan
  • Plan and conduct a practical skills session
  • Assignment based via workbook
  • Complete a 50-hour practical attachment on conclusion of the course, with a minimum of two SCF organised training sessions/coaching activity. Alternatively, you may volunteer your coaching services to the SCF as part of a Year-long Training Cycle including training sessions of at least once per week and for a duration of 3 months leading up to a pre-agreed competition. The Annual Training Plan is to be drafted and co-planned in consultation with SCF’s Head Coach (subject to the suitability of the coach and his ability to contribute positively towards an SCF National Training Programme).

Not Yet Competent (NYC)

Participants whose assessments are deemed as being “NYC” must demonstrate the necessary acquisition and application of competencies with SCF during the 50 – hour post course attachment.

Accreditation – Foreign Level 3 Coaching Certification (Cycling)

For coaches who have a foreign Level 3 Coaching certification in cycling, you may wish to consider to apply for accreditation and to secure a local certification. You will be required to submit your coaching certification(s) and to complete the required assessments for SCF Level 3 accreditation and certification. You will also be required to attend the Values and Principles, Sport Development Systems modules and any other modules deemed necessary by SCF and / or Sport Singapore.

Post Course Assignments/Appointments

On your successful completion of the course, you can be appointed to deliver and certify the Singapore Cycle Safe Level 1, 2, 3, 4 programme either through SCF or an accredited training partner. You will be specializing either in Road and Track OR Mountain Bike and BMX disciplines.

From time to time, you may be invited to share your knowledge and experience at sharing platforms, coaching workshops, seminars or provide coaching tips at cycling events.

Acknowledgements
This document is developed by the Singapore Cycling Federation’s Sport and Technical Manager, Samuel Yang. He is a former National Cyclist and National Champion for Road and Mountain Bike. While completing his Sports Science degree in Perth, Western Australia, Samuel began Youth coaching for the Northern Districts Cycling Club. Upon returning to Singapore, he coached a junior cyclists to eventually be crowned as a National Junior Champion, culminating in his selection and participation at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games held in Singapore. Samuel has lectured at Republic Polytechnic where in 2011, he developed the syllabus for the Cycling Level 1 Coaching Certification in Programme, for the then Singapore Amateur Cycling Association (now known as the Singapore Cycling Federation). Samuel was subsequently part of a team that initiated a review of the National Coaching Accreditation Programme for Singapore Sport Council in 2012 (now known as Sport Singapore).

UPDATED: 05 Oct 2016

 

The UCI Coaching Diploma – What is it?

The UCI Coaching Diploma is the highest Cycling Coaching qualification available and requires the coach to Display excellent Coaching Skills.

It is only awarded by the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) after an intensive course at the World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland.

The coaches in Singapore that have been awarded this Diploma are:

  • Latiff Ramlan Abdul      
  • Kenneth Wee      
  • Daniel Loy Wen Jun
  • Adrian Ng Boon Kiong    
  • Abdul Rahman Ibrahim     
  • Muhammad Hairul Nazwa Bin Dol (Level 3 – BMX)      
  • Syed Mohamed Shariff Bin Syed Abdul Rahman Aljunied (Level 1 – MTB)