Rock Skills Introduction Info

'The Rock Skills Introduction course is your key to getting started! No previous experience of climbing is required to attend a Rock Skills Introduction because the content of the course is aimed at beginners. If you do have some experience of climbing but aren’t confident about using the equipment required, finding the crags, locating the routes you want to do and how to stay safe on the crag then the Rock Skills Introduction is an ideal way to learn.'

Course Providers

All courses must be delivered by an approved course provider. For course provider responsibilities please see the Skills Scheme Quality Manual area.

Participant Registration


  • Be at least 10 years old
  • No other requirements


Minimum Course Duration


  • 8 hours (inc 5 hours min. on an accessible crag).
  • Delivered in a 1 day programme.


Course Size


  • 1 participant minimum
  • 12 participants maximum


Staffing Ratio

  • 1 staff: 10 participants


Additional Course Staff

Rock Climbing Instructor or higher. Please see course staff requirements in the Skills Scheme Quality Manual for further guidance.