Management and Decision Making (including planning, organising, managing other staff, managing participants, knowledge and demonstration of techniques)
The Climbing Environment (including access, conservation, etiquette and ethics)
You'll find detailed information on each of the above topics in the Rock Climbing Instructor handbook.
You must be at least 18 years old and have completed your action plan from training in your consolidation period. Before you attend a Rock Climbing Instructor Assessment, you must;
Have attended a Rock Climbing Instructor (or Single Pitch Award) training course or been granted exemption from training be familiar with the syllabus
Be competently leading Severe grade climbs on outdoor crags with leader-placed protection.
Have led (and logged) a minimum of 40 graded rock climbs with traditional protection at a variety of venues (of which at least 20 MUST be at Severe grade or above)
Be proficient in the use of climbing walls and have a minimum of 30 climbing wall leads graded at F4 or above Be proficient in outdoor bolt protected sport climbing and have a minimum of 10 sport climb leads graded at F4 or above
Have assisted in the supervision of 20 instructed sessions post training.
These sessions should be at a variety of different venues with 10 being on indoor climbing walls and the other 10 on outdoor crags.
A session is a half day or evening. At least five of these sessions must have personal reflective comments recorded on DLOG.
Hold a valid first aid certificate.
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 can also a arrange station pick up & drop off if you're travelling by train.