Derwentwater - Advanced Leader Award (Public)

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2 October 2014 - 9:00am - 5 October 2014 - 5:30pm
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Advanced Mountain Bike Leader

Leading MTB groups into high and remote areas is a significant undertaking. The consequences of things going wrong increase several-fold, and the knowledge and application of Cycling UK's best practice principles becomes critically important.
Advanced MTB Bike Leader Award
Key Content: 

CTC's Mountain Bike Leader courses from Young Leader, trail Leader, Technical Leader and Advanced Leader AwardsThe Advanced MTB Leader courses provide a significant up-shift in your hard skills: elements including night navigation, river crossings, mountain weather and emergency management all introduce additional factors and more depth of knowledge than that already gained through the Technical Leader course.

The Advanced MTB Leader Award is designed to exceed the requirements of Adventure Activities Licensing, and enables Leaders to manage groups in advanced terrain.

The Advanced MTB Leader Award is specific to the environment in which it is set. The Trail Leader and Technical Leader qualifications are more appropriate in lower and less severe environments, but there is only one course that is anything like the Advanced Leader - and that is the Advanced Leader course!

See more about how the Advanced Leader Award can take you and your groups further:

Course outcomes: 

Those leading groups of mountain bikers (both adults and young people) in advanced terrain need the Advanced Leader Award. Physically reaching advanced terrain is not likely by novice groups, so the group members that Advanced Leaders take into these environments tend to have an amount of personal experience already, and you may well have worked with them previously.

The Advanced Leader course will suit those looking to take their groups and themselves into Advanced Terrain.  You might be working or volunteering under an Adventure Activities Licence, as a holiday or outdoor activity provider, or at a school or club.

The Advanced courses are are also attended by those looking to develop their own personal all-round skills in the mountain environment.

Note that many areas in Europe are well serviced by the Trail and Technical Leader Awards, even where they may be over 600m above sea level.  See our terrain definitions for clarification.


Derwentwater Hostel is nestled in the mountains of Cumbria

Derwentwater Independent Hostel
Barrow House
CA12 5UR

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