Climbing Wall Development Instructor Training
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 1 Day
  • 4 People to 1 instructor

Climbing Wall Development Instructor Training

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  • Rock Climbing
  • Mountain Training Award
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Overview

Climbing Wall Development Instructors should be competent in the following key areas, all of which will be 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), Detailed information on each of the above topics can be found 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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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

  • You'll gain the skills you need to develop climbers, building on those learnt through the Climbing Wall Instructor or Rock Climbing Instructor qualification, including teaching lead climbing on indoor or outdoor artificial climbing walls and structures with fixed protection.
  • You'll cover the skills on the Climbing Wall Development Instructor Training syllabus, after which you can go for a period of consolidation before your Climbing Wall Development Instructor assessment.

Itinerary

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

You'll spend one day covering a mix of theory and practical skills developmment which will take in:


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)

Detailed information on each of the above topics can be found in the Climbing Wall Development Instructor handbook

Experience Required

You must be at least 18 years old, be registered for the qualification with Mountain Training, and hold either the Climbing Wall Instructor or the Climbing Instructor Qualification.

You must have an up to date logbook (preferably DLOG) with evidence of the following:

  • 50 led routes climed at 3 different major climbing walls.
  • Belayed a lead climber 50 times.
  • 25 lead routes at grade F6a on indoor climbing walls.
  • 20 supervising sessions after passing either Climbing Wall Instructor or Rock Climbing Instructor qualifications.  At least 5 of these sessions must have personal reflective comments recorded on DLOG

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 can arrange station pick up & drop off if you're travelling by train, and during the day you'll have free hot drinks and afternoon tea.Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified, staff to help develop your understanding and personal skills. They also help you to formulate an appropriate action plan for your further development.

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

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Length
1 Days
Start Date
23rd January, 2021
Spaces left
4
Cost
£138
Length
1 Days
Start Date
22nd January, 2022
Spaces left
4
Cost
£138
This course will help you become

This course will give you the skills to go away and practise effectively so that you can return and complete an assessment to become a Climbing Wall Development Instructor.

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