FB TW QCF Mountain Bike Leadership Accreditation

We run MBL courses from level 1 – 3  ...

MIAS has been instrumental in the development of QCF Mountain Bike accreditation, working with the Awarding Body LAO. MIAS Currently offers QCF/LAO Level 2 Award in Assisting Mountain Bike Activity Leadership and shortly QCF/LAO Level 3 Certificate in Mountain Bike Activity Leadership. (These QCF MTB courses are available for other organisations to use).


MIAS Mountain Bike Leader Level One (MBL1) – Non Technical Terrain – (2 days)


This award allows access into low-level terrain, with few potential hazards, i.e. country parks, canal towpaths, and non-wilderness areas where help is almost immediately accessible. Includes blue forest trail routes.


MIAS Mountain Bike Leader Level Two (MBL2) – Technical Terrain – (2 days +)


This award allows access into open country, with the potential hazards that surround such terrain.  The leader will operate within 20 minutes of cycling assistance. AALS may also require you to hold additional qualifications to work in this terrain. Includes red forest trail routes.


Candidates who wish to be assessed at level 2 must be able to demonstrate strong off road skills including steep drop offs up to 1/2 metre, descending / braking in a controlled manner, effective hill climbing and pedalling techniques. It is unlikely that these skills would be gained if the candidate has been riding for less than 12 months in rough terrain. If candidates do not possess these off road skills, they should attend our beginners and intermediate courses.

At the end of the training / assessment, successful candidates will have their log books signed by the course tutor.

On receipt of booking a student information pack with details of the course syllabus, course location, will be posted to you prior to attending the assessment course.

Cost of each course is £235 which includes MIAS registration, logbook and assessment.


Standard Learning Credits accepted for the military.

Course s run each month in Nottingham or arranged to suit,  other dates can arranged and can be run at your location (5 candidates minimum) get in touch to discuss.

Ideal for those wishing to work in the adventure training industry, Police, schools or the military.

All our leader courses fit within the JSAT scheme for mountain biking in the services.

Use our contact page to book!

MIAS is the Premier Mountain Bike Leadership Training course with over 18500 members!


Learning how it should be. Two days in a really relaxed environment where students were encouraged to learn and develop themselves - and each other - while simultaneously acquiring new skills with some expert help from Tim. Thanks for a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Looking forward to the Level 3! Chris B.


Great couple of days on the Level 1/2 mbi course. Lots to take on board and think about and all taught in a relaxed environment with excellent instruction, cheers Tim.Matt B


2 days with Tim running the course. Nice relaxed atmosphere with lots of great information passed on. I really enjoyed the course and took more from it than I thought I would. Looking fwd to taking first group out. Cheers Tim!







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