Climbing Wall Development Instructor Assessment
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 1 Day
  • 2 People to 1 instructor

Climbing Wall Development Instructor Assessment

  • Climb
  • Rock Climbing
  • Mountain Training Award


You'll be assessed for your competency in the following key areas, all of which will have been covered, to a greater or lesser extent, during your training course: Technical Competence (including equipment, belaying and personal skills), Management and Decision Making (including planning, managing participants, decision making, knowledge and demonstration of techniques),Teaching and Learning Skills, The Climbing Wall Environment (including access, etiquette and ethics), You'll find detailed information on each of the above topics in the Climbing Wall Development Instructor handbook, and the onus is on you to be competent in all of them by the time you come to assessment.

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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The Objectives

  • To assess your previous learning or a Rock Climbing Development Instructor training course and consolidation.
  • To become qualified as a Rock Climbing Development Instructor.


* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

What to Expect

This course is an assessment against the syllabus laid out by Mountain Training.

Experience Required

  • You must have attended a Climbing Wall Development Instructor (or Climbing Wall Leading Award) training course.
  • You must be familiar with the syllabus.
  • You must have logged a minimum of 100 different lead climbs, at least half of which must be a grade of French 6a or above at 3 different major climbing walls.
  • You must have assisted or observed at least 5 teaching leading sessions delivered by a suitably qualified person.  These 5 sessions must have personal reflective comments recorded on DLOG
  • You must have physically attended and completed (i.e. not online) a first aid course which involved at least one full day or eight hours of instruction and included an element of assessment.


Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.

If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself.

When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.

We want to help you to achieve your goals so comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and home-cooked food are part of the deal if you've booked accommodation with us. We'll also cover your in-course transport, and can arrange station pick up & drop off if you're travelling by train.Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified, staff to help develop your understanding and personal skills. What’s more, we have a wide range of specialist equipment that’s available for you to borrow if you don’t have your own.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide
Course Schedule

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This course will help you become

When you pass you'll be a Climbing Wall Development Instructor. This is also a great step toward becoming a Rock Climbing Development Instructor.

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