When time and money are short, you want to make sure you invest it wisely. But how do you know where to start? Our infographics might help, but if not, consider the following:


Why do you want a qualification?

Each of our schemes, whether it’s about personal skills or a qualification, has a particular focus so it’s a good idea to think about what you want to do in order to find the right one.

To be independent in the outdoors
To lead groups of walkers
To coach climbing

What experience do you have?

Experience is the cornerstone of all of our schemes so it’s important to identify what you have already done and what you can realistically gain in the near(ish) future.

None/not very much
Some hill walking or indoor climbing experience