This two day course is ideal for you if you work at a climbing wall, or a venue with permanent or mobile climbing towers. You'll be trained and assessed in the skills you need to supervise climbers on purpose built artificial climbing walls and boulders. The Abseil Module Asssessment is included in this assessment.
To assess your previous learning on a Climbing Wall Instructor training course and consolidation.
To become qualified as a Climbing Wall Instructor
Before you attend a Climbing Wall Instructor assessment, make sure you meet the following requirements, they are essential:
You must be at least 18 years old.
You must have attended a Climbing Wall Instructor (or Climbing Wall Award) training course or have been granted exemption from training.
You must be familiar with the syllabus.
You must have logged a minimum of 30 visits to at least three different climbing walls.
You must have led a minimum of 40 climbs on climbing walls.
You must be confident at leading routes at Fr 4.
You must have assisted in the supervision of at least 15 instructed sessions on at least two different walls including a large public facility in a variety of contexts. At least five of these sessions must have personal reflective comments recorded on DLOG.
You must have physically attended and completed (i.e. not online) a first aid qualification 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. We may also be able to arrange a transfer from Llandudno Junction train station, subject to availability. We would need a minimum of one week’s notice prior to your course start date – please contact reception to learn more.
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.