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 +)
or (EMBL) this award allows access into open country, with the potential hazards that surround such terrain. The leader will operate within 30 minutes of cycling assistance. AALS may also require you to hold additional qualifications to work in this terrain. Includes red forest trail routes. Ratios 1:10 with an assistant."This award is used outside the UK in altitudes above 600 meters to lead groups on cycle/mountain bike routes that are defined by map and ground. (Consideration should be given to MBL3 for leading groups in harsh mountain terrain on non-recognised routes).
MIAS Mountain Bike Leader Level Three (MBL3) – Mountainous Terrain – (2 days +) this level covers areas defined as mountainous by the Mountain Training UK, but excludes ridges and potential hazardous routes such as ridges or routes involving scrambling. To lead groups on accessible routes to cyclists that are defined by map and ground. AALS may also require you to hold additional qualifications to work in this terrain (e.g. ML, WGLA or equivalent MOD qualifications. Includes red/black forest trail routes. Ratios 1:6
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 £245 which includes MIAS registration, logbook and assessment.
Standard Learning Credits accepted for the military.
Courses 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.
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MIAS is the Premier Mountain Bike Leadership Training course with over 18500 members!