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Mountain Training aims to inspire, enable and develop people in walking, climbing and mountaineering through the provision of nationally and internationally recognised skills training and leadership qualifications. All Mountain Training courses are quality assured and delivered through it’s network of approved providers. Plas y Brenin is approved to deliver the full range of skills, leadership and instructor scheme courses.

Open Access & Reasonable Adjustments

Plas y Brenin is committed to ensuring that everyone has equal opportunity to attend our courses. If you have a particular need that requires extra assistance, please discuss it with us in advance of the course. Where the course is accredited by Mountain Training, you can find out more here:

https://www.mountain-training.org/help/support/reasonable-adjustments/

Foundation Coach training

1 Days
1:12

Foundation Coach training is designed to enable you to be more effective in coaching the fundamental movement skills of climbing. Our team are experienced and passionate coaches themselves and will develop your skills as much as possible.

Climbing experience required
Get coach ready!

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BMC Fundamentals of Climbing 1

1 days
1:10

This one day workshop's aimed at climbers who work with and coach young people, but it's also useful if you only work with adults. It covers a mixture of theory and practical sessions to give you the tools to safely and effectively coach.

Leading or Assisting experienced required
Improve your leadership

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BMC Fundamentals of Climbing 2

1 Day
1:10

A one day Mountain Training course building on FUNdamentals 1 to develop your coaching skills.

Leading or Assisting experienced required
Improve your leadership

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Climbing Wall Instructor Training

2 Days
1:6

This two day Mountain Training course is ideal for you if you work at a climbing wall, or a venue with permanent or mobile climbing towers. You'll be trained in the skills you need to supervise climbers on purpose built artificial climbing walls and boulders. The Abseil Module Training is included in this course.

Before booking register with Mountain Training
Some wall climbing experience required

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Climbing Wall Instructor assessment

1 Day
1:4

Come and do your Climbing Wall Instructor Assessment with us. Our team are really experienced and deliver low stress assessments where you'll enjoy the day and learn lots while your with us.

Some experienced required
Equipment provided

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Climbing Wall Development Instructor training

1 Days
1:4

A Mountain Training course which builds on CWI or RCI to allow you to teach lead climbing on artificial climbing walls. We have a great facility for this course and really experienced instructors who will give you a great day teaching you all the skills you need.

Previous qualification required
Equipment provided

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Rock Climbing Instructor training – 2 Days

2 Days
1:4

The qualification allows you to take people climbing on single pitch crags. It takes your rock climbing skills and develops them into what you need to look after others. Our team of instructors are really keen rock climbers with years of professional experience who deliver fun and enjoyable courses.

This is the two day course for those who have done CWI Training.

Leading experience required
Equipment provided

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Rock Climbing Instructor assessment

2 Days
1:4

This is the two day Mountain Training Rock Climbing Instructor Assessment. Spend two days on some classic single pitch crags with experienced and friendly assessors.

Leading experience required
Equipment provided

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Rock Climbing Instructor training – 3 Days

3 Days
1:4

The qualification allows you to take people climbing on single pitch crags. It takes your rock climbing skills and develops them into what you need to look after others. Our team of instructors are really keen rock climbers with years of professional experience who deliver fun and enjoyable courses.

This is the three day course that includes the indoor element of the syllabus.

Leading experience required
Equipment provided

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Rock Climbing Development Instructor Training

4 Days
1:4

The Rock Climbing Development Instructor qualification is for experienced instructors wishing to develop a participant's rock climbing proficiency. This development may extend to the teaching of lead climbing. The scope of this new award allows qualified instructors to develop climbers wishing to climb both sport and traditional routes.

Mountain Training registration required
Have an up to date DLOG!

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Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor Training

9 Days
Various

North Wales is the perfect training ground for this scheme with so much suitable rock climbing and mountaineering terrain close by. This gives us a great classroom and means we can make the best use of our time.

Mountain Training registration required

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Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor Assessment

5 Days
Various

Putting yourself forward for the MCI assessment is a big step in your career progression. We strive to create a supportive atmosphere for you to perform to your best.

Mountain Training registration required

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Rock Climbing Development Instructor Assessment

3 Days
1:2

For experienced instructors who are keen to coach and develop peoples climbing in both sport and trad.

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Mountaineering And Climbing Instructor training

9 Days
5:1

We’ll undertake some of the higher-grade scrambles in the UK’s best scrambling locations. Perfect for hillwalkers who want to reach trickier mountain parts or climbers who want to see how to manage rope systems.

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Be a Mock Student

We use ‘mock’ students in our leadership training courses for students to direct and teach. It’s a great way to gain experience, confidence and free coaching, all closely supervised by our experienced instructors.

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Why Plas y Brenin?

Plas y Brenin is at the forefront of outdoor instruction. Whether you are starting a career in the outdoors, or just want to take an adventure holiday, PYB is the place for you.

We inspire explorers. We train trainers. We’re internationally recognised. We’ve been around since 1798, with our earliest guests including Queen Victoria. Since then, we’ve focussed on providing the best customer experience, working alongside some of the greatest, 007 included.

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Expert Tuition

You’ll receive expert supervision from fully qualified and psyched instructors, creating the perfect environment to learn and enjoy something new!

Our Instructors

Explore Eryri

Your experience will take place in the heart of the extraordinary Eryri National Park. Our National Outdoor Centre features accommodation, a bar, dining, and more. And while you’re here, why not check out some local gems?

Explore Eryri

Develop a Passion

Everyone at Plas y Brenin, from staff to visitors, is excited about adventures and inspired to get outside. Our guests return year after year to experience all that North Wales offers.

Accommodation

The Main House

Mix of single and twin bedrooms

Moelwyn Bunkhouse

Bunkhouse with kitchen area

Bryn Engan

Farmhouse with bedrooms and flexible spaces

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Bar & Restaurant

The perfect place to relax after a day’s adventuring, our bar boasts the most amazing view as it looks down Llynnau Mymbyr to the Snowdon Horseshoe. Our extensive range of locally brewed beers, wines and spirits offers plenty of choices for refreshment. Our bar menu is packed with tasty high-energy dishes.

  • Open 7 days a week
  • Mon - Sat 12PM - 11:30PM
  • Sun 12PM - 10:30PM

Help Fund a Child Outdoors

Our aim is to give every inner-city child the opportunity to be inspired and motivated by the rugged outdoors and the challenges mountain environments have to offer. With your help, we aim to enable up to 360 kids to attend one of our courses in 2023.

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