FAQs: MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

1/ How do I access the Members Area and view the gear deals/discounts that are available to me?

There are several ways to access the MTA Members Area.

You can log into the members area via the Members Area header at the very top of the Association website or log into your Mountain Training (CMS) account, click your username and select the Membership Tools option from the drop-down menu. Once in the Members Area you can view the wide range of discounts and offers available to you.

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2/ As an MTA member how can I access the Facebook group?

The member-led Facebook group can be accessed by searching for the Mountain Training Association group in Facebook. You need to request to join the group and your request will be approved within afew days (if you are a valid MTA member).

If you encounter any issues with access please contact us directly.

3/ What is the ‘Find A Leader’ facility?

Full MTA members have the opportunity to advertise themselves as a Leader on the Mountain Training website via the 'Find A leader' facility. This tool typically displays your name, picture and the awards that you currently hold, plus more if you wish. The public can then view your profile in more detail and contact you directly to make an enquiry.

To be a part of this facility you must be a full member and must actively sign up to the ‘Find A leader’ function by manually ticking the ‘Listed’ box in the Memberships tab of your CMS account.

Click here for further guidance on how to list yourself on Find a Leader.

4/ How can I amend my 'Find A Leader' public profile?

You can choose what personal information is displayed on your public profile by clicking the 'Your Profile' icon in the Membership Tools section of your CMS account.

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5/ I joined MTA as soon I registered onto a scheme, but I don't have the option to appear in the 'Find A Leader' search on your website. Why is this?

If you join MTA as soon as you register onto a scheme you will be a Trainee member, as you are in the training phase of your award and have not yet achieved an accreditation.

As soon as you pass an award, you will be granted FULL membership giving you access to additional benefits, including the ability to accumulate CPD points and feature in the ‘Find A Leader’ facility of the Mountain Training website. In the meantime, please enjoy the range of benefits that are still accessible to you as a Trainee, including gear deals and access to the MTA member-only Facebook group.

6/ How can I access the discounted insurance offering?

Full members have access to specially negotiated civil liability insurance. In 2017 we reviewed and updated this offering. This specially negotiated scheme, Ascend Insurance (from Lockton's) offers full members of the association a bespoke policy to provide different levels of cover based on their Mountain Training qualification(s) and turnover. Members benefit from a low-cost insurance premium because of their good safety record. Full details about the scheme can be found in the MTA Members Area.

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7/ Can I use/display the MTA logo and buy branded merchandise?

If you are a full member you can use the official association logo to promote yourself and your business. You can also purchase a number of MTA branded items in the online shop, to wear with pride out in the hills and at crags.

You can access the logo and the guidelines of its use in the Members Area via your CMS account.

8/ What are Premium features?

Association members have instant access to extra features and functions within your online Mountain Training account, known as 'Premium features', allowing you to do more. Add more photos to your DLOG, tag your friends in DLOG entries, create logs from multiple GPX files in one go and find new walking routes, plus much more.

If you're already an MTA member, have a browse through all of the premium features on offer by clicking on the 'Premium' header in the top right hand corner in your online Mountain Training account (next to your username).

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9/ As an MTA member, how do I access the e-learning modules?

There are several ways to gain access to your e-learning modules.

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10/ How do I access the Jobs & Opportunities page? Can I advertise a job here?

You can access the Jobs Finder page in the Members Area.

If you would like to advertise a job on this page please send the details (and ideally a company logo) to association@mountain-training.org.

11/ I'm not receiving my monthly MTA e-newsletter - why is this?

E-newsletters are sent out to all MTA members towards the end of each month (typically on a Friday). If you haven't received a monthly e-newsletter please check that the email address in your Mountain Training account is correct and up to date. It's possible that our emails might find their way into your junk/clutter folders so please check there too and add us to your safe list.

If you're still not receiving our emails, please get in touch.

For FAQs relating to membership, regional groups or Continued Personal Development please click on the following links:

About MTA FAQs
Regional Groups FAQs
Continued Personal Development FAQs

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