Officer Training


There is a requirement for I Bike Officers to complete a variety of training requirements and hold valid qualifications enabling them to support local school communities by providing engaging activities and training opportunities to pupils, staff and parents in line with any Local Authority requirements.

Training will comprise of both internal (Sustrans) and external courses. Line Managers will direct staff to appropriate courses and providers.

It is the responsibility of all individual staff to maintain valid qualifications where appropriate, making Line Managers aware of any renewal dates and highlighting any additional training needs either at a regular progress review meeting or during an annual appraisals.

Training Costs

Training costs will generally be covered by Sustrans within project budgets, through for more specialised training tailored to an individual there may be a requirement for costs to be shared from private funds.

Shadow Opportunities & Peer Learning

Across the I Bike Team we have a wealth of knowledge, experience and qualifications which can be utilised to support other project areas.

Throughout the delivery year, Officers are encouraged to allocate time to shadow and learn from a fellow colleague and also provide opportunities to reciprocate peer learning.

Top 5 Tips

1 Collaborate with other officers on courses they have found useful/helpful
2 Monitor Cascade for regular updates to the internal training programme
3 Speak to your LA contacts to identify any local training requirements. e.g. Induction, Driving Assessment, Group Management
4 Take time to learn from other officers and teams

Helpful Links

Name Detail Link
Training needs matrix Identifies mandatory and beneficial training specific to an individual’s role Susnet
SusLearn There are a range of courses

available to all staff

Cascade, Personal HR Staff HR portal. Personal information incl. contracts, Emergency contact details, training requests etc Cascade
Learning & Development Team Central Learning & Development Team contact info Email Address
Core Training List
Cycling Scotland Training delivery partner – Cycle Skills Website
First Aid
British Cycling National Governing Body for Cycling. Offers training for Mountain Bike Leadership & Coaching Website
Cycle Mechanics Cycle mechanics training – Qualification host

Current training provider  Firetrail Events




Officer Training Options – A comprehensive summary of the various training opportunities available to I Bike Officers. This includes core (essential training) and personal development opportunities.