Mountaineering And Climbing Instructor Assessment
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 5 Days
  • 4 People to 1 instructor

Mountaineering And Climbing Instructor Assessment

  • Climb
  • Mountain Training Award
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You'll be assessed on all aspects of rock climbing and mountaineering in summer conditions, in the UK and Ireland over five days. You'll need to demonstrate the skills, judgement and decision making covered in the Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor Award Syllabus to a team of assessors.

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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

To be successful, you'll demonstrate that you have the skills, judgement and decision making covered in the Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor Award Syllabus.


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

The five day programme will be arranged to take account of weather and other considerations, in such a way as to satisfy the spirit and detail of the Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor Award syllabus.

Generally the course is run on the following lines

Day One: Taking People Climbing

Day One Evening: Theory Paper

Day Two:Problem solving and improvised rescue

Day Two evening: Presentation

Day Three: Mountaineering Day

Day Four: Teaching Climbing

Day Five: Navigation

Experience Required

Prior to booking the assessment, you must have;

  • Attended a Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor Award training course
  • Be familiar with the syllabus Logged a minimum of 20 multi pitch climbs at VS 4c or above (since MIA training), a large proportion of which should be on mountain crags and major sea cliffs
  • Logged a minimum of 20 quality mountain days in sole charge of a group (since training)
  • Logged a minimum of 20 rock climbing teaching days with students (since training)
  • A reference from a referee
  • A valid first aid certificate.

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 can also a 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

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