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Everyone who wishes to attend a Climbing Wall 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 INSTRUCTOR TRAINING
The training course is a fantastic 2 days. The course follows the Rock Climbing Instructor syllabus which includes:
• Technical Competence (including equipment, belaying, personal skills and background knowledge)
• Management and Decision Making (including planning, managing participants, decision making, knowledge and demonstation of techniques and managing other staff)
• Teaching and Learning Skills
• The Climbing Environment (including access, etiquette and ethics)
To attend the training course, you need to have the following requirements:
• You must have an up to date logbook (preferably DLOG) with evidence of the following:
• Visits to 3 different climbing walls on at least 15 different occasions; this must include at least one major public wall.
• 10 led routes at Fr4 on walls.
Detailed information on each of the above topics can be found in the Climbing Wall Instructor handbook (below).
CLIMBING WALL 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 be at least 18 years old.
• You must have attended a Climbing Wall Instructor (or Climbing Wall Award) training course or have been granted exemption from training.
• You must be familiar with the syllabus.
• You must have logged a minimum of 30 visits to at least three different climbing walls.
• You must have led a minimum of 40 climbs on climbing walls.
• You must be confident at leading routes at Fr 4.
• You must have assisted in the supervision of at least 15 instructed sessions on at least two different walls including a large public facility in a variety of contexts. At least five of these sessions must have personal reflective comments recorded on DLOG.
• You must hold a current first aid qualification which involved at least one day and an element of assessment.