Climbing Wall Instructor training

Wed Oct 21 2020 at 10:00 am to Thu Oct 22 2020 at 05:00 pm
The Reach Climbing Wall, Harrington Way, London, United Kingdom

The Reach Climbing Wall, Harrington Way, London, United Kingdom

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If you would like to teach climbing on indoor climbing walls or mobile climbing towers then this is the course for you.

About this Event

In this two day course you can get to grips with all the technical skills and safety requirements required to safely supervise people who wish to climb indoors.

This course does not cover lead climbing, for that you will need the Climbing Wall Development Instructor scheme which is a higher qualification. If you are interested in abseiling training you can also do the Climbing Wall Instructor Abseil Module which is an add on module to this course.


REGISTRATION

Candidate Registration Requirements

Be at least 17 years old (18 at assessment).

Have at least 6 months of experience of using a variety of climbing walls.

Have an interest in climbing and in supervising groups on climbing walls.

Be a member of a mountaineering council.


TRAINING COURSE

Candidate Requirements

Be registered on the scheme.

Have recorded visits to 3 different climbing walls on at least 15 different occasions; this must include at least one major public wall.

Have led 10 routes at Fr 4 on walls.

Have an understanding of the wider sport of climbing.

Candidates must complete a Climbing Wall Instructor training course before attending an Abseil Module training course.


Syllabus

The areas in which you will be trained and assessed are as follows.


Technical Competence

The Climbing Wall Environment

Supervision


Detailed information on each of the above topics can be found in the Climbing Wall Award Handbook here:

http://mt-demo.blahcms.com/Content/Uploaded/Downloads/MLT/70553678-78f8-4200-93b3-40f7a12170b9.pdf

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Scope of the award

A qualified award holder can:

Teach climbing skills

Take people climbing and bouldering

Manage groups safely in these activities

A qualified award holder can operate on:

Indoor and outdoor artificial bouldering venues

Indoor and outdoor climbing walls


The scheme does not cover:

The rock climbing skills needed to climb and/or supervise others on natural crags and quarries (these are covered in the Rock Climbing Instructor scheme)

Multi-pitch rock climbing skills

The teaching or supervision of leading

The use of leader-placed protection

The supervision of high or low ropes courses

The supervision of ice climbing walls, including dry tooling

The assessment of candidates’ personal qualities


Minimum Course Duration

12 hours

Delivered in a 2 day programme or up to three sessions delivered within a three-month period.

The course must visit two climbing walls, one of which must be a public facility.

4 hours for the Abseil Module. Delivered either as an addition to a Climbing Wall Instructor training course or separately.


Further info:

https://www.mountain-training.org/england/scheme-information/climbing-wall-instructor-and-abseil-module-info>

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