Foundation Coach Training
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 1 Days
  • 12 People to 1 instructor

Foundation Coach Training

  • Climb
  • Mountain Training Award
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You want to engage and inspire climbers when you're teaching them foundation skills so that they'll become as passionate about the sport as you are. Our one day Foundation Coach training course focuses on three main areas; the coaching skills and knowledge of what, and how, to coach more effectively; the technical competence to manage and deliver an enjoyable and stimulating session, usually to a group of individuals; and the culture of reflective practice in striving for continual improvement.

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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

Foundation Coach training is designed to enable you to be more effective in coaching the fundamental movement skills of climbing.


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

What to Expect

The course is run in line with the syllabus laid out by Mountain Training and covers; coaching behaviours, planning, preparations, managing, sporting values, movement skills, physiology, reflective practice, feedback, evaluating and technical competence.

Experience Required

Prior to attending a Foundation Coach training course you must;

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Be a member of a mountaineering council
  • Have at least 6 months personal climbing experience
  • Have attended a FUNdamentals of Climbing 1 workshop

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.

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.

Course Start Date
Spaces available
Course Start Date
22nd January, 2023
1 Days
Spaces available

*If your course is based at Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig, residential prices include catering from the morning of your course start date and cover the duration of your course, accommodation starts on the night before your course commences to the morning of the last day of your booking.

This course will help you become

This course will train you in the skills required to go away and practise before returning for Foundation Coach assessment.

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