Climbing

Climbing is one of the UK’s fasted growing sports with more people than ever before taking part (indoors and outdoors) on a regular basis. Mountain Training offer a range of training and assessment programmes suitable for people interested in coaching, instructing or supervising climbing.

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If you're finding it difficult to choose a scheme, read our blog article: Which scheme is right for me?

Coaching Scheme >

The Coaching Scheme is the newest addition to our climbing awards pathway and provides people involved with supervising climbing with the coaching techniques required to improve performance. The Scheme has three levels; Foundation, Development and Performance, and focuses on three key areas; what to coach, how to coach and safe supervision. The Scheme complements all of our other climbing and mountaineering awards.

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Climbing Wall Instructor >

The Climbing Wall Instructor is ideal for people who supervise climbing and bouldering on artificial structures. The focus of this qualification is the safe supervision and management of climbing activities, teaching basic movement and roped (but not lead) climbing. There is also an abseil module concerned with the safe supervision of abseiling on artificial structures. Climbing Wall Instructors commonly work in climbing walls, are outdoor instructors or volunteer youth workers.

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Climbing Wall Development Instructor >

The Climbing Wall Development Instructor involves teaching lead climbing on artificial structures which have fixed protection. It is a common route of progression for those who already hold either the Climbing Wall Instructor or Rock Climbing Instructor qualifications, as it builds on the teaching and supervising climbing skills developed through these schemes.

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Rock Climbing Instructor >

The Rock Climbing Instructor has been designed for those involved in supervising climbing on single pitch crags and artificial structures. The qualification looks at building belays and safely managing roped climbing sessions at outdoor crags, as well as bouldering and climbing indoors. This qualification does not enable people to teach lead climbing, either indoors or outdoors.

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