Rock Climbing Instructor Training - 2 Day
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 2 Days
  • 4 People to 1 instructor

Rock Climbing Instructor Training - 2 Day

  • Climb
  • Rock Climbing
  • Mountain Training Award


You're an experienced rock climber who wants to introduce people to climbing. Whether you're a parent, a volunteer or an outdoor centre instructor, this course prepares you to supervise safe climbing and abseiling sessions on single pitch crags and artificial structures. Our friendly, highly qualified instructors will equip you with the technical competence, teaching skills, and management and decision making, skills to become a single pitch instructor. The course runs over two days for those who have completed Climbing Wall Instructor Training as it doesn't cover the indoor element of the qualification.

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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

  • You'll gain the skills you need to supervise climbers on single pitch crags and boulders.
  • You'll cover the skills on the Rock Climbing Instructor syllabus, after which you can go for a period of consolidation before your Rock Climbing Instructor assessment.


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

You'll spend two days covering a mix of theory and practical skills development which will take in:

Technical Competence (including equipment, anchors, belaying, personal skills, abseiling, background knowledge)

Management and Decision Making (including planning, organising, managing other staff, managing participants, knowledge and demonstration of techniques)

Teaching Skills

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.

Experience Required

You must;

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a member of a mountaineering council: BMC, Mountaineering Scotland or Mountaineering Ireland
  • Have led 15 routes which must be graded rock climbs with traditional protection.
  • Have led 15 routes at a climbing wall.
  • Have led 5 routes which must be outdoor bolt protected sport climbs.
  • Have completed Climbing Wall Instructor Training.*
  • You should also; be an experienced indoor and outdoor rock climber have a genuine interest in climbing and the supervision of groups

*If you have not done this, you must attend a three day Rock Climbing Instructor training course.

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 - you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself.

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

Start your training

2 Days
Start Date
6th September, 2021
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2 Days
Start Date
9th January, 2022
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This course will help you become

A Rock Climbng Instructor.

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