This qualification trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to supervise climbers on single pitch crags and climbing walls. Common activities undertaken by Rock Climbing Instructor will be roped climbing and bouldering. This scheme does not include the skills and techniques required to teach lead climbing.
This Rock Climbing Instructor qualification (formerly Single Pitch Award) run by Leading Edge is all about supervising safe climbing and abseiling sessions on single pitch crags. Whether you're a parent, a volunteer or an outdoor centre instructor, the Rock Climbing Instructor qualification has been designed to maintain high standards of supervision so that people can enjoy safe sessions in this increasingly popular sport. Leading Edge run a modern course, it’s up to date with current techniques, thinking, best practice and lots of relevant climbing toys! It is highly interactive, with a mix of theory and technical input but with the emphasis definitely being on as much hands on practice and consolidation as possible. You will be learning and implementing new skills and techniques throughout the course, not only will we help you develop as a Rock Climbing Instructor but you may well find the movement sessions have you making personal gains in your own climbing. At Leading Edge we strive to deliver a relaxed, open and friendly course. We will progressively take you through the key elements of being a Rock Climbing Instructor. We will help you develop, hone and polish your personal skills, all the time imparting teaching and coaching techniques you can use when working with others. You will leave inspired, motivated and with a personal action plan of what you need to do before coming forward for assessment. We will meet at excellent and friendly Siabod Cafe in Capel Curig where we will have an informal chat to start the course and outline the scope of the Rock Climbing Instructor Award.