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Everyone who wishes to attend a Climbing Wall Development Instructor course must be registered with Mountain Training and also a member of the British Mountaineering Council. Visit the database and follow these steps:
• Create an account (or login if you already have an account)
• Register for the Rock Climbing Instructor (£45)
• Join the British Mountaineering Council (under the membership section - cheaper on direct debit)
• Start to enter your past climbing experience into DLOG.
CLIMBING WALL DEVELOPMENT INSTRUCTOR TRAINING
The training course is a fantastic 1 day (minimum 8 hours contact time). The course follows the Rock Climbing Development Instructor syllabus which includes:
• Technical Competence (including equipment, belaying and personal skills)
• Management and Decision Making (including planning, managing participants, decision making, knowledge and demonstration of techniques)
• Teaching and Learning Skills
• The Climbing Wall Environment (including access, etiquette and ethics)
To attend the training course, you need to have the following requirements:
• You must hold either the Climbing Wall Instructor or the Rock Climbing Instructor qualification.
• 50 led routes.
• Climbed at 3 different major climbing walls.
• Belayed a lead climber 50 times.
• 25 lead routes at grade F6a on indoor climbing walls.
• 20 supervising sessions after passing either Climbing Wall Instructor or Rock Climbing Instructor qualifications. At least 5 of these sessions must have personal reflective comments recorded on DLOG.
Detailed information on each of the above topics can be found in the Climbing Wall Development Instructor handbook (below).
CLIMBING WALL DEVELOPMENT INSTRUCTOR ASSESSMENT
The Climbing Wall Instructor assessment is a minimum of 6 hours. Before you attend a Climbing Wall Instructor assessment, make sure you have done the following:
• You must have attended a Climbing Wall Development Instructor (or Climbing Wall Leading Award) training course or have been granted exemption from training.
• You must be familiar with the syllabus.
• You must have logged a minimum of 100 different lead climbs, at least half of which must be a grade of French 6a or above at 3 different major climbing walls.
• You must have assisted or observed at least 5 teaching leading sessions delivered by a suitably qualified person. These 5 sessions must have personal reflective comments recorded on DLOG.
• You must hold a current first aid qualification, relevant to your work as a Climbing Wall Development Instructor.
• You must hold a current first aid qualification which involved at least one day and an element of assessment.