You want to engage and inspire climbers when you're teaching them foundation skills so that they'll become as passionate about the sport as you are. Our one day Foundation Coach training course focuses on three main areas; the coaching skills and knowledge of what, and how, to coach more effectively; the technical competence to manage and deliver an enjoyable and stimulating session, usually to a group of individuals; and the culture of reflective practice in striving for continual improvement.
Foundation Coach training is designed to enable you to be more effective in coaching the fundamental movement skills of climbing.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
What to Expect
The course is run in line with the syllabus laid out by Mountain Training and covers; coaching behaviours, planning, preparations, managing, sporting values, movement skills, physiology, reflective practice, feedback, evaluating and technical competence.
Prior to attending a Foundation Coach training course you must;
Be at least 16 years old
Be a member of a mountaineering council
Have at least 6 months personal climbing experience
Have attended a FUNdamentals of Climbing 1 workshop
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.
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 - you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. We'll also cover your in-course transport, and can arrange station pick up & drop off if you're travelling by train.
Crag approach shoes
Wicking base layer
Personal First aid kit
Drinks bottle and/or flask
Plas y Brenin will provide ropes
Coaches must be appropriately experienced and qualified to supervise safe sessions in the environment in which they choose to coach, e.g. a site specific sign-off by a Technical Advisor for bouldering; Climbing Wall Instructor for roped climbing; Climbing Wall Development Instructor for coaching lead climbing, and Rock Climbing Instructor to coach on single pitch crags etc.