Course content will include:

Group management + communication
Navigation + Route planning
Risk assessment
Equipment checks
Riding Skills
Basic / Emergency repairs

Assessment - You will be asked to navigate and lead the group between two pre-determined points. You will be expected to either teach a skill or coach an activity appropriate for the group. You will also be asked to demonstrate competence as a mountain bike rider, and have a sound understanding of basic bike mechanics.

Level 1 is for those wishing to lead rides on non-technical terrain (forest tracks, canal towpaths etc).
Level 2 is aimed at those who wishing to lead rides on technical (rocky / demanding terrain).
The Level 1 & Level 2 courses are run together. The candidates and instructor will decide during the training period which assessment the candidate will undergo; Level 1 or Level 2.  The course consists of training and assessment in two days.

In order to practice as a mountain bike instructor you will also need a relevant first aid certificate (preferably an outdoor course).

Cost: £180 which includes £50 registration fee to MIAS

Bed and breakfast accommodation is available to book here

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