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Mountain Bike Instructor Training Courses

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3

Level 1 Mountain Bike Leader / Instructor Qualification

Aimed at those who wish to lead groups of beginners in non-technical terrain Low level Bridleways and areas like Sherwood forest, Dartmoor and Exmoor.

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

Level 2 Mountain Bike Leader / Instructor Qualification

Aimed at those who wish to lead groups in technical terrain. Areas like Tollymore Forest and the Peak District and UK Trail Centres.

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 pedalling 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. If candidates do not possess these off road skills, they should first attend our Beginners and Intermediate courses.

Although other relevant leadership skills / qualifications are an advantage they are not essential.

Level 1 & 2 Course Details

The Level 1 & Level 2 courses are run together. The candidates and Instructor will decide after the training period which assessment the candidate will undergo; Level 1 or Level 2

Level 1 & 2 Training / Assessment courses are 2 days in duration Day 1 (Theory) Day 2 (Practical). 09.00am till 18.00pm (approx.)

The course has national accreditation with: The Association of British Cycle Coaches, Cyclist's Touring Club (C.T.C.) and the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) and the NVQ Awarding Body (A.B.C.).

Mountain Bike Instructor Courses

Course Syllabus:

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

During the Assessment you will be expected to demonstrate skills and teach to other members of the group. All Skills and Instruction Methods will be demonstrated by Dave Youngs. You will not be asked to do anything you haven’t been taught. Feed Back and Tips will be given throughout.

At the end of the Training / Assessment, successful instructors will have their logbooks signed by the course tutor. A formal certificate from the ABC ( NVQ Awarding Body ) will follow by post.

*The candidate must also hold a valid First Aid certificate prior to leading groups.

Total cost of Level 1 & 2 Training / assessment = £210(including ABC Certificate).

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Level 3 Mountain Bike Leader / Instructor & 3 Alpine Qualifications

Aimed at those who wish to lead groups in all conditions around the world.

Candidates must have attended Level 2 MTB Leader Training and passed all modules. Strong Leadership, Navigation and Bike Skills are a must. Guides on successful completion will be competent to lead groups on all continents. 3 Alpine is for Military personal looking to lead expeditions in Kenya, Canada, Cyprus and other remote locations. We are one of a few companies selected to run and issue 3 Alpine using our ex Military Instructors to ensure you receive credible realistic training, based on our real life experiences from expeditions all over the world. Although other relevant leadership skills / qualifications are an advantage they are not essential.

During your 2 Day assessment and training package you will build on your Level 2 qualification.

Level 3 and 3 Alpine are based around the students demonstrating their ability to lead, manage, control and deliver safe training and riding in remote locations.

Please call to discuss if this is the course for you or to ask any questions.

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AMBikeskool look forward to hearing from you soon and seeing you out and about on the trails.