Summer Mountaineering And Climbing Instructor Mock Assessment - Teaching Climbing
A one-day mock assessment of the Mountaineering aspects of the Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor syllabus. This course is available on residential or non-residential basis. If you wish to book non-residential, the price is £280 for the day. You will have the option to uncheck the accommodation box during the booking process. Please note that should you book a non-residential place, you will need to provide all of your own food for the day.
This is an opportunity to be observed and gain feedback on your ability to safeguard two people on graded scrambling terrain. The day will be very like the mountaineering day on a full assessment course, so in addition to gaining valuable feedback you will gain insight into the assessment process and the standard of the award. Your ‘assessor’ for the day will be an experienced and current Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor trainer and assessor. They will give you clear feedback on your performance, discuss any potential improvements and give advice on any additional experience you should seek prior to your assessment.
In order to allow time for you to work on any feedback given, it is strongly recommended that you attend this day at least two months before your assessment.
The quality of your performance on this day will in no way impact on your result at assessment.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
What to Expect
You will have an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to safeguard two people on a graded scramble using a variety of short roping techniques. All whilst being observed by an ‘assessor’ who will give you detailed feedback and discus your future development.
You should have attended a Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor training course; have recent personal scrambling experience and be familiar with a range of short roping technique.
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.
You will have an opportunity to assess the needs of two mock students then plan and deliver a safe and effective teaching day whilst multi-pitch climbing. All whilst being observed by an ‘assessor’ who will give you detailed feedback and discuss your future development. You can choose to add the residential package of accommodation the night before the course starts, and all your food for the day while on the course (breakfast, packed lunch and tea and cake upon return to the centre). We have ensuite twin rooms (single supplement is availble) with WiFi and TV. Why not come and join us and enjoy the views from the Snowdon bar
On your assessment you're expected to be self-sufficient for equipment so bring along everything you might need for this mock assessment (access to our extensive kitstore is the norm on our courses for future reference). All ropes used will be supplied by Plas y Brenin.
It is important that you are currently confidently climbing multi-pitch routes at VS 4c. You should have established your own approach to the safe teaching of climbing and be ready to receive feedback on it.