Climbing Wall Development Instructor Training

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.


Plas y Brenin

1 Days

Instructor Ratio1:4

Location

Plas y Brenin

Length

1 Days

Instructor Ratio

1:4

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Overview

The Climbing Wall Development Instructor qualification trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to develop climbers beyond the basic skills. This includes teaching lead climbing on indoor or outdoor artificial climbing walls and structures with fixed protection.

It builds on the skills gained through either the Climbing Wall Instructor or Rock Climbing Instructor qualifications, one of which must be held in order to access the scheme.

Climbing Wall Development Instructors should be competent in the following key areas, all of which will be covered, to a greater or lesser extent, during your training course.

  • 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 Skill
  • The Climbing Wall Environment (including access, etiquette and ethics)

Detailed information on each of the above topics can be found in the Climbing Wall Development Instructor handbook and the onus is on you to be competent in all of them by the time you come to assessment.

The Objectives  

  • You’ll gain the skills you need to develop climbers, building on those learnt through the Climbing Wall Instructor or Rock Climbing Instructor qualification, including teaching lead climbing on indoor or outdoor artificial climbing walls and structures with fixed protection.
  • You’ll cover the skills on the Climbing Wall Development Instructor Training syllabus, after which you can go for a period of consolidation before your Climbing Wall Development Instructor assessment.

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What To Expect 

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)

Detailed information on each of the above topics can be found in the Climbing Wall Development Instructor handbook

Experience Required

You must be at least 18 years old, be registered for the qualification with Mountain Training, and hold either the Climbing Wall Instructor or the Climbing Instructor Qualification.

You must have an up to date logbook (preferably DLOG) with evidence of the following:

  • 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

How Should I Prepare?

You must be registered for the qualification with Mountain Training, and hold either the Climbing Wall Instructor or the Climbing Instructor Qualification.

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

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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.