Instructor FAQs

I’m a trained National Standard Cycling Instructor, what do I have to do to deliver Balanceability?

As a qualified NSC Instructor you will still need to attend our one day training course, which if you complete and pass, you will be entitled to run your Balanceability sessions.

Are there pre-requisites for becoming an Instructor?

 Essential to have

  • Enhanced DBS Check (previously CRB)
  • First Aid training
  • Safe Guarding Children training

Nice to have

  • National Standards Instructor (NSI)
  • Early Years qualification
  • Teaching/Coaching qualification
  • Bikeability/Bike It training

Can I run the programme differently to the set sessions?

The Balanceability course is outcome-based so instructors are able to run shorter sessions as long as they are age appropriate, but more importantly: developmentally appropriate, for the children. We have options of shorter progressive sessions.

Do I have to attend a training day?

Yes, as an independent instructor it is compulsory to complete and pass our one-day training course. Find courses near you.

How much does it cost to become a Balanceability Instructor?

Prices start at £295.00 for our one-day Training Day, however this is discounted if purchased with the Balanceability Pack. Please contact us for more information regarding prices or go to Quick Quote.

Is there a membership fee?

Yes, we charge an annual fee of £99 + VAT for your membership to Balanceability. This gives you access to brand logos, regularly updated video links, marketing materials and any programme updates.

I’ve now trained as a Balanceability Instructor, what’s the best way to set-up Balanceability courses?

Try contacting local schools, sports centres and nurseries. Swimming classes at local sport centres are a great way to access high numbers of active kids and enthusiastic parents. 

Also, existing Bikeability Instructors that are already operating in the local area may be helpful in terms of accessing interested groups. 

PR and positive word-of-mouth is a great way to generate interest, also consider setting up a simple website for yourself and advertising on other websites. 

Local newsletters and parish magazines could be a surprisingly effective way of starting to generate interest in the local area.

Can I earn money as a Balanceability Instructor?

Yes. Prices for Balanceability sessions vary across the country depending on the venue & facility. It is advisable to check out other children's courses to see what is being charged in your area. Typically children would book either 6 or 12 weeks at a time and the ratio of Instructor to children is 1-8.

How to order

Create a Quick Quote OR call us on 01242 504525 to discuss further. Once a quote has been received please arrange for a Purchase Order to be e-mailed to OR faxed to 01952 797465.

When your Purchase Order has been received an invoice will be sent back to you which also includes a delivery date.

I was impressed with the potential opportunities Balanceability offers for younger children who would normally have to wait until year six to receive any formal cycle training.

Attending a Balanceability demonstration at Welton Primary School, I was impressed with the potential opportunities it offered for younger children

Chris Revill Project Officer - Sport & Active Lifestyles Team

Working with schools as a Bike It officer, I have found that there is a real gap in cycle training for children below year five who can access a Bikeability course.

Balanceability offers the perfect solution to this gap in skill development. I was extremely impressed when I observed the course

Jim Imeson - Bike It Officer, Sustrans

Balanceability is the fundamental starting point for children’s cycling and an excellent opportunity to promote active lifestyles at the earliest possible age.

I can see it also provides a natural lead into Bikeability for Schools and I would encourage all schools to
Chris Boardman MBE - Olympic Champion and World Record holder

Balanceability offers children a great opportunity to become competent cyclists at an early age through the development of balance and control.

The Programme is made up of progressive learning experiences, with fun ways to learn to cycle on balance bikes. This

Patricia Maude MBE - Lecturer in physical education at Homerton College, University of Cambridge

I am delighted to work with Balanceability.

A child who enjoys riding a bike is more likely to cycle as an adult or even to become an

Laura Kenny (née Trott) OBE - The first woman to win four Olympic gold medals
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