Mountain Bike Instructors Award Scheme
This is a weekend course which will take place in the Rivelin/Hathersage area. it will cover
- Personal & group equipment
- Cycle maintenance
- Trail maintenance
- Coaching skills
- Risk assessment & management
- Recording systems and procedural paperwork
- Group & trail management
- Emergency procedures
At the end of the weekend candidates will receive a personal course debrief and hopefully certification to show they are now newly qualified to MIAS level 1 or 2.
For instructors who will lead groups off road on way marked tracks below 600 meters and within close proximity of immediate aid. Typically these might be; way marked cycle tracks, canal tow paths, and forestry tracks. These would involve skills such as; climbs, descents, pedal kicks, short track stand and wheel lifts.
Requirements: Previous mountain bike experience.
Instructors who wish to lead groups into moorland, upland or mountainous terrain up to 600 meters and within 30 minutes walk of habitation. Technically a little more demanding and will employ climbing and descents over loose surfaces, single track, log hops, jumps, small drop offs, deep mud and water crossing.
The Mountain Bike Instructors Award Scheme (MIAS)
Benefits and History
Q MIAS level 2 instructor is awarded a QCF level 2, this is equivalent to a GCSE and a MIAS level 3 instructor is awarded a QCF level 3, which is equivalent to an “A” level. The MIAS award is also operated under the European Qualifications Framework and is equivalent to e level 4 in this award, which means it is recognised in France as a leaders award for mountain biking. This can be of use if your considering working in the Alps.
There is no current UK wide National Governing Body, although some other organisations may state so. However, the MIAS award has been in practice for longer than any other mountain bike award, and is recognised by the AALS.
Also, unlike other awards MIAS does recognise that you may come with a life time of experience in outdoor education and mountain biking so we do recognise approved prior learning, as well as training you may have undertaken with other recognised award providers.
This means we can fast track some training if the prior training with other awards can be evidenced. This award has been used by guides and members of the armed services, the police, mountain guides, schools and youth groups in: Chile, France, Spain, Singapore, New Zealand, Crete, Morocco, Canada and Italy, making it a very credible award for leading and guiding abroad
Alternatively feel free to use the antique and old fashioned method of communication with an actual Phone Call. 07941 212719
Everyone must have a safe working bicycle suitable for the terrain, a helmet, and clothing suitable for the weather.
Please note there will be a lunch break but lunch is NOT provided.
Payment can be made by bacs, cash on the day, PayPal or Credit/debit card with secure online payment
A deposit of £50 can hold your place but is non refundable. Balance to be paid 14 days prior to the course.
The course requires a minimum of 4 people to run, if insufficient bookings then there will either be a rebooking made for another date or a refund made.
Payment of the deposit is an agreement to these terms