The Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor qualification trains and assesses candidates in the skills required for instructing mountaineering, including all aspects of summer rock climbing, including the coaching of lead climbing, and scrambling. It builds on the skills acquired in the Mountain Leader qualification, which candidates must hold. The Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor is an extensively used professional qualification.
This qualification was previously called the Mountaineering Instructor Award (MIA).
Plas y Brenin is the National Outdoor Centre, and has run Mountain Training courses since their inception. The centre has been instrumental in developing Mountain Training qualifications by running pilot courses, contributing to the guidance notes and writing the approved textbooks. Our instructors are all experienced practitioners, and are the people who train and assess the vast majority of other Mountain Training course providers.
The non-residential price includes your course fee, equipment hire, in-course transport, use of facilities including classrooms, climbing walls, drying rooms, and tea and cakes when you get in each day.
The residential course fee includes all the above plus comfortable ensuite accommodation and all your meals, meaning you'll have more time and energy to focus on your training or assessment.