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Climbing Wall Instructor

White Angles


We are an approved provider for Mountain Training’s Climbing Wall Instructor qualification. This course is designed for individuals who wish to teach top rope climbing and bouldering on indoor climbing walls and artificial towers. It focuses on the safe management of groups and the coaching of movement skills. A second module covers group abseiling.


  • You must be at least 17 years old (18 at assessment)
  • You should have at least 6 months of experience of using a variety of climbing walls
  • You should have an interest in climbing and in supervising groups on climbing walls
  • You must be a member of a mountaineering council: BMC, Mountaineering Scotland or Mountaineering Ireland (you can join one when you register if you’re not already a member) – find out why

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Training Course Details


  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You must have attended a Climbing Wall Instructor (or Climbing Wall Award) training course or have been granted exemption from training.
  • You must be familiar with the syllabus.
  • You must have logged a minimum of 30 visits to at least three different climbing walls.
  • You must have led a minimum of 40 climbs on climbing walls.
  • You must be confident at leading routes at Fr 4.
  • You must have assisted in the supervision of at least 15 instructed sessions on at least two different walls, including a large public facility in a variety of contexts. At least five of these sessions must have personal reflective comments recorded on DLOG.
  • You must have physically attended and completed (i.e. not online) a first aid course that involved at least one full day or eight hours of instruction and included an assessment element.

Assessment course details