Assessment for the Level 3 Mountain Bike Leadership Award consists of a practical assessment and a written assignment.
The practical assessment is two days.
- The first day looks at personal riding standards, which will include an all-day mountain bike journey during which each candidate will be able to demonstrate their MTB techniques, navigation and trail side repairs.
- The second day will involve leading some clients in the Level 3 MTB Leadership terrain. During this day, the candidate will be able to show leadership skills, group control and organisational skills, and be self-sufficient.
The assessment procedure is informal and is designed to help you develop your skills as a mountain bike leader. The group you lead can consist of other riders, who are also being assessed on the same day and/ or riders who are there, simply to fulfil the role as participants on the ride.
The written assignment is an open book home study task and comprises of a range of short answer questions. This task is based on the information included in the British Cycling Level 3 Mountain Bike Leadership Handbook and other resources provided on the course.
Minimum requirements for assessment:
At least a further 20 quality days since undergoing Level 3 training. Again, these should largely be in the last 12 months before assessment and cover a range of locations throughout the UK. At least five of these rides should be as assistant leader in Level 3 terrain.