The Climbing Wall Instructor qualification trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to supervise climbers on purpose built artificial climbing walls and boulders.
It is ideal for people who work in climbing walls or at venues with permanent or mobile climbing towers. It is primarily concerned with ensuring good practice, leading to the safe enjoyment of climbing activities, and to an understanding of the sport.
Before registration candidates must:
Be at least 17 years old
Be a member of one of the three Mountaineering Councils; Mountaineering Ireland, the British Mountaineering Council or Mountaineering Scotland.
Have at least 6 months climbing experience and have climbed at 3 different walls on at least 15 different occasions; this must include at least 1 major public wall
Have led 10 routes at Fr4 on walls.
Should have an understanding of the wider sport of climbing and ideally have climbed outdoors