Course Details

MTB Instructor Trainer

The Instructor Trainer Award is the ultimate in mountain biking teaching. Used purely for tutors of CTC courses, Instructor Trainers undergo a thorough programme to develop the ethos, teaching principles and content knowledge needed to work and integrate into the CTC Training team.
Key Content: 

The C TC Instructor Trainer is a high level qualificationCTC invests hugely in our tutors, both initially and on an ongoing basis to ensure Instructor Trainers are:

  • able to fulfil the demanding role required of them
  • able to focus on the teaching and development of Leaders, Instructors and other Trainers through their own good practice, continuous development and internal updates
  • supported with administration back up, teaching resources and excellent facilities with which to work
  • involved in the ongoing developments of products and services through CTC, with regular staff meet-ups and development forums

The Instructor Trainer Award works through a mechanism of training and development during existing courses and attendance at a single weekend Instructor Trainer course. Leader and Instructor courses at each level are observed, assisted on, then provided in a progressive 'on the job' developmental process.

Through the process, we look for three key areas to be fulfilled:

  1. That your ethos to be people and learner focused aligns and supports CTC 's principles and can contribute to CTC's vast collective experience and qualification progression
  2. Your detailed knowledge and understanding of relevant course content is proven
  3. Your use of your own and CTC's teaching resources are effective and successful


2 day training period plus assisting & observation
According to the learning and course environment
Ongoing through course shadowing

Course outcomes

Course outcomes: 

Instructor Trainers are the face of CTC, the front line, and that means we help to generate the highest level of teaching, contributory ability and an ethos based on the principles of modern educational practice and trainee development.

Following initial training, you will observe and assist at each course level before delivering it. This requires a flexible approach and much depends on your previous experience and the rate at which you feel comfortable as your role increases. Hence, it may take 3 course 'shadows' to complete assessment and start providing at one level, or it may require more.

During your development as an Instructor Trainer you may, for example, become qualified to provide the Trail Leader Award whilst still training on the Technical Leader Award, resulting in you being paid as soon as you can provide at least one course level. Some Instructor Trainers are happy providing at just one level, while others look to work at all levels.


Please contact the Courses & Training Helpline to find out if this course is available for booking: 01483 238 337

What you need


Before applying for the Instructor Trainer role you will:

  • Hold the CTC Trainer Award.
  • Have substantial previous teaching and development practice.
  • Show you have a learning ethos that marries that of modern education practice.
  • Hold a 16 hour (2 day), outdoors based first aid certificate.
  • Have a flexible working environment that means you can potentially work on future CTC courses at a variety of venues, and be employed by CTC

You will also hold the relevant qualification covering the technical skills of the strand of provision you wish to deliver, for example to deliver Trail Leader courses you will hold the Technical Leader Award or to deliver the SI Urban, you will be an Skill Instructor.

What next?


Once you have become an Instructor Trainer, you will be provided with CPD (continuous professional development) opportunities and other support options. These may include further CTC courses, or external provision.

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