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Level 1 and Level 2 Mountain Bike Leaders/Instructors Course

The Level 1 and Level 2 Mountain Bike Leaders/Instructors Course is a Combined Training &Assessment. The course lasts for two days. Each day starts at 10.00am, and each day finished roughly at 6.00pm.

  • Day 1- Theory & Practical
  • Day 2- Practical

Location

The location for the course is based in the Stokesley area of the North Yorkshire Moors. But by arrangement closed courses can be organised across the UK.

Cost

The cost of course including Registration, Logbook,tea, coffee, cakes and ncfe Certificate is £249pp.

Level 1

The Level 1 mountain bike leader / instructor qualification is aimed at those who wish to lead groups of beginners in non-technical terrain (forest tracks, canal towpaths etc).

Mountain bike group under training with Zenith Leisure

Candidates who wish to be assessed at Level 1 must be able to demonstrate basic off-road riding skills.

 

First Aid

You do not require a first aid qualification to attended the combined 2 day Training / Assessment. An up to date,first aid qualification is a required to validate the MIAS instructor awards. We recommend Outdoor specific first aid training and provide this training for you separately to the MIAS course.

Level 2

The Level 2 mountain bike leader / instructor qualification is aimed at those who wish to lead groups of beginners in non-technical terrain and intermediate riders in technical (rocky / demanding terrain).

Zenith Leisure mountain biking advanced skills in the North Yorkshire Moors

Candidates who wish to be assessed at Level 2 must be able to demonstrate strong off road riding skills including step drops (up to 1/2 metre), descending / braking in a controlled manner, effective climbing and pedaling techniques in rough / rocky terrain. It is unlikely that these skills would have be gained if the candidate has been riding for less than 12 months in off road (rough) terrain. You will also need to demonstrate experience in navigation either through qualifications such as WGL, BEL or MLTB mountain leaders award OR by APL accredited prior learning in the form of an assessed log book. Please let me know in advance if you would like a log book assessed.

What is this qualification?

These mountain bike leader / instructor qualifications were first introduced into the education sector. However, they are now widely used and recognised by independent mountain bike guides, mountain bike holiday companies, teachers, police service, youth leaders, scout leaders etc. It is the only mountain biking award to have benefited from a recognised qualification, from the NVQ Awarding Body ncfe

Please note

    • * Mountain Bike Leader / Instructor Courses are limited to a maximum of 6 participants.
    • * All participants attending the Mountain Bike Leader / Instructor Course must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
    • * All participants attending the Mountain Bike Leader / Instructor Course must supply their own mountain bikes, which must be in good / safe working condition although we can hire bikes if required

* All participants attending the Mountain Bike Leader / Instructor Course must provide their own cycle helmet, cycle glasses, cycle gloves and appropriate cycle clothing. An Information Pack will be posted showing all course details.

Course syllabus

  • Group management / communication / coaching skills
  • Navigation / Route planning
  • Risk assessment / management
  • Legal issues / recording systems
  • Access / Conservation.
  • Equipment requirements
  • Riding Skills
  • Basic / Emergency repairs

The syllabus shown above is assessed to meet MIAS requirements by the following methods-

  • Observation
  • Questions &Answers
  • Exam Papers (can be answered verbally if preferred)
  • Practical demonstrations

 

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