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Mountain Training Courses

We are an approved provider for Mountain Training's Climbing Wall Instructor, Climbing Wall Development Instructor and Indoor Climbing Assistant scheme.

 

We run Climbing Wall Instructor (previously Climbing Wall Award) Training Courses and Assessments, including the Abseil and Top Roping Module.

The Climbing Wall Instructor qualification trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to supervise climbers on artificial climbing walls. The scheme is ideal for those looking to work at climbing walls or activity centres with climbing facilities. The course covers the Climbing Wall Instructor syllabus including technical competence, the climbing wall environment and supervision.

Upcoming dates: 

Climbing Wall Instructor Training

14th & 15th March 2020

Climbing Wall Instructor Assessment

30th November 2019

1st February 2020

4th April 2020

Climbing Wall Development Instructor Training
29th November 2019

2nd February 2020

The Climbing Wall Instructor scheme sits within the Mountain Training Climbing Pathway and is a direct entry scheme which means it is suitable for those who have not previously completed a Mountain Training Award.

In order to start the scheme you will need to register with Mountain Training by creating an account or logging in to the Candidate Management System. The prerequisites for registration are as follows: 

  • You must be at least 17 years old (18 at assessment) 

  • You should have at least 6 months of experience of using a variety of climbing walls

  • You should have an interest in climbing and in supervising groups on climbing walls

  • You must be a member of a mountaineering council: BMC, Mountaineering Scotland or Mountaineering Ireland (you can join one when you register if you are not already a member)

For more information you can download a copy of the Climbing Wall Instructor handbook from the Mountain Training website.

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"Absolutely loved the course! Found it very beneficial and informative. Loved how it was very practical based, and didn’t involve sitting down for long periods. Really liked that all demonstrations you provided were really clear and easy to understand, & a good environment was created making it comfortable to ask questions etc. Particularly found it useful when being the instructor and controlling two ropes! Got a lot more from the course and learnt a lot more than I thought! Couldn’t fault the course in anyway! Would highly recommend you to others, and will sure be in contact in the future for an assessment."