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LEVEL 1 & LEVEL 2 MOUNTAIN BIKE LEADERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS
Combined Training & Assessment
These are 2 Day Mountain Bike Leader / Instructor Courses
2 Day Course - Day 1 (Theory) Day 2 (Practical)
Start at 10.00am, finish at 6.00pm (approx)
Day 1 (Theory)
Mercure Bolton West Hotel
Manchester Road, Blackrod
BL6 5RU (Junction 6 M61)
Day 2 (Practical)
Lever Park Rivington
BL6 7SB (Junction 6 M61)
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Cost of course including Registration, Logbook, and ncfe Certificate - £239
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, military personel (funding available), 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
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).
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).
Successful completion of the above, will give the candidate access to low cost professional indemnity insurance (appox £50 per annum)
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Ray Mazey has a wealth of experience / knowledge in coaching and group managing beginners through to advanced riders. We fully appreciate all the issues that arise from this, and therefore group management / coaching plays a large part of your Leadership Training / Assessment.
Please remember. Being a first class mountain biker, maybe of little value to a total novice. We never underestimate the positive impact on a rider, that competant coaching / group management skills can bring.
The Level 1 & Level 2 courses are run together. The candidates & course tutor will decide after the training period which assessment the candidate will undergo; Level 1 or Level 2
The course has national accreditation with: The Association of British Cycle Coaches, Cyclist's Touring Club (C.T.C.), the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA), Learning Outside The Classroom Quality Badge (Lotc) and the NVQ Awarding Body ncfe .
Course syllabus -
The syllabus shown above is assessed to meet MIAS requirements by the following methods-
Candidates who wish to be assessed at Level 1 must be able to demonstrate basic off-road riding skills.
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.
Total cost of Level 1 & 2 Training / assessment = £239 (including ncfe certificate).
Level 1 & 2 Training / assessment courses are 2 days in duration. 10.00am till 6.00pm (approx.)
At the end of the Training / Assessment, successful instructors will have their logbooks signed by the course tutor.
A formal certificate from the ncfe(link will open in a new window) (NVQ Awarding Body) will follow by post.
Although it is of paramount importance to attain a valid first aid qualification prior to leading groups, you do not require this to attended the combined 2 day Training / Assessment. All candidates will sign a document on Day 1, which states that you will not lead groups without a valid (HSE appoved minimum 8hrs) first aid certificate. If you do not currently hold a valid (HSE approved) first aid certificate, we recommend that you attend a 2 day outdoor specific first aid course.
On receipt of booking / medical forms and payment, course notes / directions etc. will be posted to you prior to attending the Training / Assessment.
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