David, thanks for transferring my email to this forum
Greg makes the point that delivering to children is more difficult than delivering to adults. This may be true in some cases but not in all. How you 'control' and adult or group of adults may be different to how you 'control' a group of school children.
We need to have a workforce who can deliver effectively to anyone who wants to improve their cycling.
Increasingly local authorities are funding adult training and we need to have instructors who want and are able to do this.
It seems to me that it should be possible to PCA based on what the instructor normally delivers which in some cases may make an outcome not applicable. If the scheme then wished the instructor to work in a different areas the scheme could provide the mentoring to ensure that person had the necessary skills.
I think Paul is right and this is what we had originally agreed. PCAs can be done on 1:1 sessions if that is all the instructor will be doing. It was a bit of a fudge but now less so since all schemes should have internal QA/mentoring which gives an added level of support should that person begin to deliver schools training through such a scheme. The logistics of forcing someone who isn't involved in group training to find a group for the PCA may well prevent someone from bothering to get any PCA which is the worst outcome.