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Streetwise Cycling - Workshop - Adult Road Safety Cycling Course

Course code: ZSAV051P

Subject area: Exercise

Study level: Part Time

Course level:

Course details

Course time:

09:30 - 13:30

Days of week:

Saturday

Course date:

14th Jun 2025 - 14th Jun 2025

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

Phone:

01235 555 585

Welcome to Streetwise Cycling, an intensive adult road safety cycling course designed to equip cyclists with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate urban environments confidently and safely. Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or just starting out, this course will empower you to ride with awareness, assertiveness, and respect for yourself and others.
Road Safety Fundamentals: Explore essential road safety principles and traffic laws relevant to urban cycling.

Bicycle Handling Skills: Master bike handling techniques, including braking, cornering, and manoeuvring in tight spaces.

Traffic Navigation Strategies: Learn effective strategies for navigating busy streets, intersections, and roundabouts.

Defensive Riding Techniques: Develop awareness and anticipation skills to avoid potential hazards and stay safe on the road.

Assertive Communication: Practice assertive communication techniques to assert your rights and communicate effectively with motorists.

Bike Maintenance Basics: Gain knowledge of basic bike maintenance and repair to ensure your bike is safe and road ready.

Hazard Recognition: Identify common road hazards, such as potholes, debris, and car doors, and learn how to safely navigate them.

Route Planning: Discover how to plan safe and efficient cycling routes, considering factors like road conditions and traffic volume.

Emergency Preparedness: Learn how to handle emergencies such as bike malfunctions, crashes, and encounters with aggressive drivers.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

What next?
Oxfordshire Adult Learning offer a wide range of Health and Wellbeing courses. Please see the website for details: https://abingdon-witney.ac.uk/oxfordshire-adult-learning/.
Entry criteria
There are no formal entry requirements.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2024 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £38.40

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £38.40

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £19.20

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £19.20

Qualifications received
As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learning & method assessment
The course will include a mixture of demonstration, observation and practical exercises. The tutor will be available to guide and support you throughout.

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.