Date(s) - 05/11/2021 - 06/11/2021
Capel Curig Training Camp
Restrictions. This course is open to CFAV’s from the ACF and CCF. ATC and SCC CFAV bids are welcome on a top up basis only.
Consolidation. The period between training and assessment varies in length for each person and is an opportunity to develop your skills, paying particular attention to any weaknesses identified during the training course. Ensure you complete the prerequisites and further development identified in your action plan prior to applying for an assessment.
Prior to attending the assessment course candidates are required to:
• Be a current British Cycling member.
• Successfully completed a BC Mountain Bike Leader level 2 Training course
• Hold a current two-day outdoor First Aid certificate (this can be undertaken at a later date, but ideally is submitted shortly after assessment). It is suggested that the course include 16 hours of contact time.
• You will need to provide your tutor with a logbook of evidence of your recent rides in appropriate terrain (we recommend a minimum of 15 quality rides in the 12 months prior to assessment, four of which should be 4 hours or more in duration). You can use the British Cycling MTB Leadership logbook or alternatively discuss alternative methods for logging the information required with your tutor. The logbook should provide evidence not only of the location, duration and route of the rides but also demonstrate to the tutor your ability to self-reflect on each ride, for example, how you performed, how the conditions impacted the experience, if you had been leading a group what might you have had to consider? We strongly encourage learners to conduct as much riding and navigation as possible outside of a trail centre environment in preparation for training and assessment.
Course Content. The British Cycling Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Award Assessment (MBLAA) is a 1-day course. The course covers a wide variety of topics including planning and delivery of appropriate rides or your group, leading techniques for effective group management, map reading and navigation for a flowing journey, management of accidents and emergency situations, equipment set-up and trailside repairs and core mountain bike techniques. The award will qualify you to lead in non-adventurous terrain in strictly summer and intermediate seasonal conditions and in terrain of low-moderate technical difficulty. There is no height limit however leaders must ensure they are no more than 30 minutes’ walk away from rescue.
The Level 2 Award includes a written assignment, You will be asked to complete the assignment and return it to the tutor for marking before attending the assessment. Meeting or exceeding a minimum assignment score is one of the requirements for a pass.
CCAT Application Process.
A CCAT course application is available on WESTMINSTER and the CCAT website www.armycadetadventure.co.uk. The course fee is £40.00. An electronic course application is required to be placed onto WESTMINSTER by your ACF/CCF unit. The CCAT course application form should be completed in full, is legible, signed and authorised by your unit ACF/CCF.
The fully completed CCAT course application should then be sent to HQ CCAT, Capel Curig, either by:
a. Email with the payment paid by BACs with student name + course i.e. Smith H1/BRC in the banking reference (preferable).
b. Post with a cheque made payable to CCAT ensuring the name of the student and course is written on the back of the cheque.