Belfast Activity Centre Trail Leader (Affiliate)

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Course Dates: 
27 August 2014 - 5:00pm - 29 August 2014 - 6:00pm
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Trail Mountain Bike Leader

Covering all of the fundamental and essential skills of leading groups, the Trail Leader Award includes all the skills and practice you need to get out and lead.
Group being led through the trees by a CTC Trail Leader
Key Content: 

The CTC Trail Leader is the first main qualification as a mtb leader

Lead and manage your group.  Enable them to learn skills, enjoy mountain biking and become more independent.

Whether leading, guiding, instructing or training others, CTC's Trail Leader course is the first vital stage to get you going.

The Trail Leader course combines training and assessment into a single package, so your qualification is completed within one course - and there is no membership requirement or other fees either.  We will even provide your food and accommodation at our residential venues.  Now that is what we call value for money!

Course outcomes: 

CTC Trail Leaders have gained all the fundamental and rounded skills and competencies required of those leading groups of mountain bikers.  By achieving this qualification, you will be able to:

  • Lead groups of adults, young people and children on rides and riding sessions
  • Manage groups with a range of riding experience from first timers and novice to experienced and expert riders
  • Prepare for rides, anticipate and minimise safety factors
  • Develop and apply risk assessments, operating procedures and dynamic risk management
  • Trail leader cycling courses from CTCProvide fun, engaging and developmental sessions for your participants

  • Learned and proved applied skills that mountain bike leaders require including equipment checks, trailside maintenance, navigation and managing emergencies
  • Use, develop and adapt games and skill sessions to engage and enable discrete riding skills development in your participants
  • Understand and apply access rights across the UK and beyond
  • Complete and review rides, using self-reflective principles
  • Access CTC's extensive Trail Leader Resources covering in detail all the aspects of the course and more.

Of course, you won't necessarily be able to learn everything about mountain bike leading in one course, so Trail Leaders are restricted to Trail Terrain.  If you want or need to go beyond this, then using the core principles gained during your Trail Leader Award, you can progress on to CTC's other Leader, Instructor or Trainer strands.

Resources for the course: 

Resources are available to all members of CTC.
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Belfast Activity Centre

A group on a course departing Belfast Activity Centre

Barnett’s Stable Yard,
Barnett Demesne,
Malone Road,

As the CTC Centre of Excellence for Northern Ireland, Belfast Activity Centre is ideally located being close to the city, yet in middle of the wide open spaces and mountain bike tracks of Barnetts Demesne.  Access to riding is from the door and provides great environments for learning and application of the Trail Leader Award.


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