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UKMBLS Mountain Bike Leader Level 3 Assessment

Qualification Level - 2 days | Prices from £285.00

Course Rating: 5.0 Rated 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews

Level 3

The Level 3 Award is aimed at qualified mountain bike leaders, who wish to extend their remit to include remote terrain and trails of severe technical difficulty. The award also focuses on group management in technical terrain, navigation in challenging mountain conditions with few navigational features and incident management in remote environments.

It is the most up to date and appropriate guiding qualification in the UK for technical riding.

This is a 2 day assessment.

Can I transfer from the MBLA scheme to the new UKMBLS?

Yes. Any TCL or MBL holder can transfer onto the new scheme by registering with BC.

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Dates & Prices

Cost (with accommodation): £335.00
Cost (no accommodation): £285.00
Cost (with accommodation): £335.00
Cost (no accommodation): £285.00
Cost (with accommodation): £335.00
Cost (no accommodation): £285.00
Cost (with accommodation): £335.00
Cost (no accommodation): £285.00
Cost (with accommodation): £335.00
Cost (no accommodation): £285.00
Cost (with accommodation): £335.00
Cost (no accommodation): £285.00
Cost (with accommodation): £335.00
Cost (no accommodation): £285.00

Is It For Me?

A two day assessment process to complete the L3 qualification.

The practical assessment is carried out over two days and is also complimented by a written assessment.

Please click the link at the bottom of the page to download a copy of the written assessment, this must be returned to us no later than 1 week prior to your practical assessment. The paper is marked prior to your practical assessment.



Course Aims

Upon succesfully passing the assessment you will be qualified as a UKMBLS Level 3 Leader.

Course Content

  • The first day looks at personal riding standards and competance in appropriate trailside fixes. it will include a mountain bike journey during which each candidate will be able to demonstrate their personal riding ability in Level 3 terrain. You will also be navigating throughout the ride..
  • The second day will be focussed around leading a group in Level 3 MTB Leadership terrain. During this day, all aspects of the syllabus maybe covered.

On the assessment it is expected that you will lead both the other candidates and also on day 2, some mock clients.

What Will I Need?

You should attend with


Your own Mountain Bike and appropriate leader’s rucksack and equipment

Your completed logbook

All appropriate paperwork incl First Aid certificate, BC membership card, your Level 2 Leader’s Certificate and any relevant paperwork from the Level 3 leadership training course.


Remember, if you book the residential package the package is all inclusive

We want our customers to easily know what their course will cost, up front and in the open. Accommodation on the night before and the nights during your course, pick up from the train station (Friday and Sunday evenings only), breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and cake and dinner are all included. All transportation on the course, centre facilities & any equipment you borrow are also part of the package.

It is recommended that due to the content, the length of the days and the physical nature to the training that you book a residential package.

If you do book the non-residential option then lunch and tea and cake are still included.

We have Laundry facilities here and a fantastic drying room so there is always the option to wash stuff as you go.

Glenmore Lodge also has a pool, gym & climbing wall – so don’t forget your swimming/gym/climbing kit!


Course Documentation

Course Pre-Requisites

  • A current member of BC
  • Succesful completion of the Level 2 Leadership award or TCL
  • Succesful completion of the Level 3 Leadership training
  • Downloaded, completed and returned the Level 3 Written Assignment on the ‘Detailed Info’ tab a minimum of 1 week prior to the practical assessment.
  • All logbook requirements up to date and recorded

Logbook requirements:

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.

Course Rating: 5.0 Rated 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews Read all reviews

Excellent well delivered assessment from Al. Friendly manner, never felt under too much pressure
Alex Reid Reviewed on 15/11/2016
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What’s included on your course

  • Instruction
  • Use of kit
  • Shuttle bus to Glenmore Lodge (departs Aviemore station 5:20pm on Friday and Sundays)
  • Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day
  • In-course transport

What’s included if you choose the residential option – As above PLUS

  • Bed in shared en-suite room – available from 3pm on day before your course starts *

(Single rooms may be available for a supplementary charge, please ask at reception when you arrive)

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner for each course day (except one day and back-to-back courses)
  • Use of the facilities at Glenmore Lodge
  • Linen is provided along with a towel, you may wish to bring an extra towel if you would like to use the facilities or are on a paddlesport course

Arriving at Glenmore Lodge

  • For more information on travel to the Lodge click here
  • Your first inclusive meal is breakfast (7:45 -8:30am) An evening meal is not provided on your arrival night, but bar meals are available in our Lochain bar 5pm to 9pm (5-7pm on Mondays and Tuesdays)
  • Packed lunches are collected at breakfast
  • On Mondays and Saturdays only there will be a 10 minute welcome talk at 8.15am, on other days you will meet your instructor at 9am. The daily programme of your course will be discussed with your instructor when you first meet, taking into account aspirations and prevailing weather conditions

On your last day

  • Check out time is 10am on the final day of your booking, we have changing areas, showers and left luggage facilities on site
  • All courses will finish by 5pm
  • On Fridays and Sundays we offer a drop off to Aviemore station, leaving Glenmore Lodge at 5pm, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance if you would like to book this service

*some exceptions – see detailed course notes

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