MIAS Mountain Bike Instruction Qualification

Get Mountain Biking are pleased to offer the Level 1 and level 2 MIAS Mountain Biking training course. This qualification qualifies you to instruct groups of mountain bikers off road.

The mountain bike leader / instructor qualifications were first introduced into the education sector and are now widely used and recognised by independent mountain bike guides, mountain bike holiday companies, military personnel, police service, youth leaders, scout leaders etc. It is the only mountain biking award to have benefited from a nationally recognised mountain biking qualification from an awarding body, the Awarding Body Consortium (A.B.C.). For more information on the Mountain Bike Award Scheme (MIAS) please see the MIAS website.

Course Content

Group management / Communication / Coaching skills

Navigation / Route planning using both map/compass and GPS/Digital mapping

Risk Assessment / Management

Legal Issues / Recording systems

Access / Conservation

Equipment Requirements

Personal Riding Skills

Basic / Emergency Bike Repairs

MIAS Level 1 mountain bike leader/instructor qualification is aimed at those who wish to lead groups of beginners in non-technical terrain (forest tracks, canal towpaths etc) at below 600m sea level. Candidates must have a 16hr First Aid Certificate or be working towards one.

MIAS Level 2 mountain bike leader/instructor qualification is aimed at those who wish to lead groups of beginners in non technical terrain and intermediate riders in technical (rocky/demanding terrain) at below 600m. Candidates must be in possession of a BELA Award, WGL or equivalent or accredited APL. A 16hr First Aid Certificate is required along with good map reading skills.

Private Courses can be run for 2 or more riders, please contact us for more info.


Assessment is by constant assessment of your skills over the 2 days course. The Assessor with the candidate will decide after the initial assessment period which level they wish to be assessed to.


Cost for the mountain bike instructor course is £180 (course cost includes registration, logbook assessment and certificate).

Dates and locations

Courses run at locations across England (Cannock Chase, Yorkshire Dakes and Woburn).

24th/25th March 2012 - Cannock Chase, Staffordshire
21st/22nd April 2012 - Cannock Chase, Staffordshire
19th/20th May 2012 - Cannock Chase, Staffordshire
23rd/24th June 2012 - Cannock Chase, Staffordshire
14th/15th July 2012 - Cannock Chase, Staffordshire

Private courses can be arranged for 3 or more riders subkect to additional costs for the instructor (accommodation/mileage), please contact us for further info.