Upon completing your British Cycling Level 3 MTB Leadership training, learners can book their assessment which consists of a formal two-day practical assessment and a written assignment.
It is recommended that the learner takes approximately six weeks between training and assessment. This is to allow sufficient time for them to hone all those new skills and knowledge obtained during training. Once you have completed your training course, the tutor will be able to give you a good indication of how ready you are for assessment. He will provide you with a list of any areas you may need to work on before returning for your assessment.
The practical assessment will take place over two days. The first day is primarily assessing the learner’s competence. Specifically, in trailside repairs, navigation strategies and biking techniques required in technical terrain. This is demonstrated by a peer-led ride through technical terrain. The second day enables the aspiring Level 3 learner to lead a group of participants around a technical route. Demonstrating all the required competencies of the Level 3 Mountain Bike Leadership Award.
Each learner will lead a section of the assessment route for approximately 1 hour and expected to deliver a flowing journey. You are required to demonstrate excellent navigation skills by locating your position on a map at all times.
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 Level 3 Mountain Bike Leadership Handbook and other resources provided on the course. You will receive your Level 3 Handbook on arrival at your training course. The Assessment Tutor will send you a written assignment after you have booked your place on an assessment.