New climbing schemes update

Instructing a group session

Since the relaunch of our exising climbing qualifications on 2nd April we've had a chance to pause and start planning the next two phases of implementation. Here's a brief update to bring you up to speed.

Phase 2:
Rock Skills and Indoor Climbing Assistant

Rock Skills will involve four personal skills courses designed to develop rock climbing skills at three different levels: introductory, intermediate and learning to lead climb. Courses at each level will be available to individuals over the age of 12, 13 and 14 respectively.

Indoor Climbing Assistant will be a qualification for those with competence in the basic skills of climbing who wish to assist qualified climbing instructors and coaches with the management of their session at climbing walls. The minimum age will be 16.

Our intention at the moment is to complete the ‘behind the scenes’ work for phase 2 this year, including provider recruitment and induction, so that both Rock Skills and Indoor Climbing Assistant can be launched in January 2019.

Phase 3:
Rock Climbing Development Instructor

This will be a qualification for experienced instructors wishing to develop a participant’s rock climbing proficiency. This development may extend to lead climbing on single pitch crags.

Our intention for phase 3 is to begin the ‘behind the scenes’ work this year and into the start of next year, recognising that it is a more complex undertaking, so that the Rock Climbing Development Instructor scheme can be launched in Spring 2019.

We are a small staff team and appreciate your patience while we work through these next two phases.

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