It's not quite that simple, because there's more to a job than what you do on the job. For example, the mechanical workshop fitters in my department (NHS Medical Physics/Clinical Engineering) have to be able to drive because we do a lot of contract work servicing community loan equipment for independent living. If one of our team needs to service a personal hoist in Brechin (30 miles away, indifferent bus service, no connected rail) then the reality of public transport and carrying the relevant equipment means they drive or the work can't be done. Unless you want us to spend lots of NHS money on taxis...
"Bikeability" wouldn't be your employer. It would be some independent delivery agency, either directly employing or contracting. As an independent contractor you can call the tune, but I'd guess (at least around here) you'd miss a lot
of gigs if you didn't drive. Every time I've taken a course with Cycling Scotland Tutors (top level of instructors) they've arrived from their various bits of Scotland by car with their bikes on board, and a good chunk of the ones outside Dundee I've driven to because it saved me hours and money compared to public transport.
Beyond that, while teaching National Standards doesn't require you to be able to drive it probably helps, just as being a cyclist is probably helpful to being a driving instructor. Cycling Scotland's "Essential Skills", which is a sort of Bikeability-in-a-day for adults brushing up, it is really
helpful to be a driver because most of the clients are drivers and it's much easier to relate what you're saying to their experience as drivers. For example, explaining how to deal with a multi-lane roundabout, which in terms of where to go more or less boils down to "just how you'd do it in a car".
mjr wrote:It's a step forwards if more schools are going to teach Bikeability instead of the old system, but if all instructors are motorists, I hope it's being monitored very closely so the bad old get-out-of-the-way ways (left foot on the kerb/verge when turning left, and so on) don't continue or creep back in.
Monitoring is down to the delivery agencies or those that contract them. Cycling Scotland has a QA/monitoring programme with additional help and mentoring for new trainers as well as reviews for those who've been working at it longer, and CPD courses. That's all Good Stuff, but I don't know if Randomshire County Council or Borough of Somewhere would be doing anything like that.