Development Coach Training
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 2 Days
  • 10 People to 1 instructor

Development Coach Training

  • Climb
  • Mountain Training Award
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The Development Coach Award is for independent coaches who will prepare for, and deliver, a structured progression in 'climber centred coaching' over a series of sessions. Often working with Foundation Coaches, the Development Coach is able to take a mentoring role, and lead in the review process to promote reflective coaching practice. This syllabus builds on the competencies of the Foundation Coach.

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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The Objectives

Development Coach Training is ideal if you're an independent, autonomous coach who wants to prepare and deliver a structured progression in ‘climber centred coaching’ over a series of coaching sessions.


* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

During this Two Day Course We'll Look at

Coaching Behaviours

Planning, Preparing and Concluding


Sporting values

Movement skills



TacticalMotor learning

Long term climber development

Giving feedback


Experience Required

At Development Coach level you:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age with at least 12 months of personal climbing experience
  • Should be a member of a mountaineering council and have completed: Foundation Coach Training (or APL) FUNdamentals of Climbing 1 and 2 or APL Site Specific climbing or bouldering validation (or higher)* *Coaches must be appropriately experienced and qualified to supervise safe sessions in the environment in which they choose to coach. E.g. A site specific sign-off by a Technical Advisor for bouldering; Climbing Wall Instructor for roped climbing; Climbing Wall Development Instructor for coaching lead climbing and Rock Climbing Instructor to coach on single pitch crags etc.

Many people choose to attend a BMC Physical Training for Climbing and a BMC FUNdamentals of Climbing 3 workshops prior to training (this is not a prerequisite but is definitely an advantage)

Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.

If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself.

When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.

We want to help you to achieve your goals so comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and home-cooked food are part of the deal if you've booked accommodation with us - you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. We'll also cover your in-course transport, and can arrange station pick up & drop off if you're travelling by train.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide

Available Course Dates

Start the booking process by selecting a course date, then adjust your details to suit your requirements.

Sorry, we don’t have any spaces available right now.

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This course will help you become

This will give you the understanding required to then go away and practice before returing for assessemnt to become a Development Coach.

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