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Payment for MIAS (Mountain Bike Instructor Award Scheme)

MIAS (Mountain Bike Instructor Award Scheme) Level 1/2 and 3 Course   - £225

Ben can also offer MTB Instructor Courses through MIAS (Mountain Bike Instructor Award Scheme) which includes registration, Training, Logbook and assessment. 

These courses can be used by Youth Workers, Leisure riders all way through to someone who wishes for a change in career, There is funding available for those in the Military using your Standard learning credits. Mountain biking is probably one of the fastest growing sports in the country at the moment, so it’s an ideal time to become a mountain bike instructor. We offer mountain bike instructor training and assessment courses for people who wish to become mountain bike instructors .If you are an organisation and have 5 or more candidates to put forward we are happy to come to your location to deliver a course. The Mountain Bike Instructors Award Scheme (MIAS) is recognised by the A.A.L.S., A.B.C.C.. and is QCF awarded, this is a widely recognised and credible award, 

Check out the www.mountainbikeinstructor.com for more information.

MIAS Level 1/2 Instructor Course (QCF).

The scheme provides training and assessment in the technical and group management skills required by those who wish to lead groups in a variety of off-road environments, in the United Kingdom, other than in winter conditions. It integrates training, experience and assessment in a variety of testing conditions in off-road country. The Scheme offers the opportunity to gain competence in leading cyclists in off-road environments.

The two different levels of training and instruction are:

1. Level One – Basic Skills – allowing access into low-level terrain, with little potential hazards. i.e. country parks, canal towpaths, and non-wilderness areas where help is almost immediately accessible.

2. Level Two – Intermediate Skills – allowing access into Wild Country, with the potential hazards that surround such terrain. 

 For low level ride  below 600m in wilderness areas.

The syllabus for the course covers area such as:


  • Group Management
    Responsibilities of the Group Leader
    Navigation, including micro-navigation, using cycle computers, maps and various
    scale compasses.
    Access and Conservation
    General Skills
    Technical Skills
    Coaching
    Personal Equipment
    Group Equipment
    Weather
    Additional Interests 

The 2 day course is mostly practical with DAY 1 being a training day which covers all aspects of the syllabus to ensure the candidate has all the required knowledge and understanding of the content. DAY 2 involves the assessment where the candidate is required to demonstrate a good level of personal, group management, and problem solving skills. There will also be an exam to assess the candidates’ general biking knowledge. 

At the end of the 2 days the candidate will either come out with a Level 1, level 2 or they will be deferred in order to consolidate their skills and knowledge.


Level 3

This is a development course for leaders who hold a MIAS or WMBLA level 2. Candidates can apply for exemption if they can demonstrate approved prior learning such as training by another recognised provider. The terrain covered can be above 600 meters and typically involves long descents, large drop offs and rock steps or a combination of technical manoeuvres one after another.

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