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Everything you need to know about CTC Training and courses.
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CTC is fundamentally there for all cyclists. As the National Cyclists' Organisation, it is a charitable trust and has a wide remit to cover all aspects of non-competitive cycling, from setting industry standards through commuting provision and political campaigning to provision of qualifications.
CTC has provided courses and qualifications for many years. Incorporating OTC Training's course portfolio in 2008 exemplified CTC's commitment to cycling education. We are continuing to extend our provision in line with demand and the needs of users, partner organisations and industry.
Check this page first for the most commonly asked questions and answers - or give Dan or Ruth a call during office hours on 0844 736 8463.
Information about your CTC qualification.
Everything you need to know about how to apply for your CTC course.
CTC has a very defined ethos in their teaching methodology. It is simply to use the most up to date, inclusive, positive and integrated teaching and assessment techniques available.
Many of the courses that CTC provide integrate training and assessment into a single, continuous course.
Some of the higher level CTC courses are provided in two seperate parts: a training course that enables you to understand and begin to apply the principles expected at that level of qualification and an assessment to confirm your competencies against the qualification criteria.
In order to lead groups when mountain biking, you must have a certain amount of personal riding capabilities, in line with the terrain being used. Each qualification within the National Mountain Awards has specific requirements.
How we define Trail, Technical and Advanced terrain for MTB courses.
Once you have booked on your course, you should prepare the equipment you will need during it. Most specialist or location based equipment will be provided, but as you are going to be a group leader, you are likely to require some specialist elements even if you don't have them to hand right now.
CTC courses work either as open courses at high quality set venues or as bespoke courses for existing groups, running from their locations, or a previously approved location.
CTC aims to provide courses of the highest calibre resulting in great opportunities for those who attend them and those who are then able to influence the delivery of mountain biking and cycling throughout the world. CTC aims to be a fair and reasonable provider.
Understanding how courses run and what the terms mean.
Once you have booked on your course, you should prepare the equipment you will need during it. Most specialist or location based equipment will be provided, but as a future group leader, assistant or instructor, you are likely to require some of these items in the future anyway.