Climbing Wall Instructor
Kilnworx provides those with the desire to help others to enjoy the benefits of climbing indoors with the opportunity to gain the nationally recognised Climbing Wall Award, in conjunction with Mountain Training UK. Often times this award is taken as a precursor to the Rock Climbing Instructor (formally Single Pitch Award).
This award will teach the candidate how to give guidance and instruction to groups in the use of artificial indoor climbing walls and boulders.
If you are a member of an organisation that provides supervised activities for groups of people then this award may be just what you need to enable you to add a trip to your local indoor climbing wall to your organisation’s repertoire.
There are some prerequisites to registering for the award.
You will need to:
Have a genuine interest in climbing and the supervision of groups on climbing walls.
Have at least six months experience of using a variety of climbing walls.
Be not less than seventeen years of age at the date of registration. Candidates may undertake training after their seventeenth birthday but may not attend an assessment course until after their eighteenth birthday.
Be an individual or club member (of an affiliated club) of a Mountaineering Council.
Price: £135 per person
Rock Climbing Instructor
Kilnworx can provide those who wish to help others to enjoy the excitement of climbing outdoors with the opportunity to gain the nationally recognised Rock Climbing Instructor, in conjunction with Mountain Training UK.
This award will teach the candidate how to create a safe outing for groups at a single pitch crag and how to supervise the group in such a scenario.
This is a great natural progression from the Climbing Wall Instructor (formally Climbing Wall Award) but is often taken on its own. Certainly, it is a must for those who wish to provide support to their organisation for outdoor climbing.
There are some pre-requisites to registering for the award:
To be involved in the Rock Climbing Instructor scheme you need to be a rock climber and have an interest in the supervision of novices in the activity. A minimum of 12 months rock climbing experience is required.
Before attending a training course you must first register with one of the four Mountain Training Boards. This will provide you with a logbook and your personal details will be entered on the national database.
You must have led at least 15 climbs outdoors on routes where the protection is leaderplaced. Without having done at least this amount of leading you are unlikely to play a constructive part on the course or be able to make best use of the training.
Between training and assessment you must consolidate new ideas and techniques and gain additional climbing experience. Your trainer will advise you about the amount and nature of the personal climbing and supervising experience you should gain.