Qualifications Courses

Rock Climbing Instructor Training

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The UK is home to some world class rock climbing crags.
If you have done some traditional (leader-placed protection) climbing you might be interested in the ‘Rock Climbing Instructor’ qualification.

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Is It For Me?

This qualification is all about supervising safe climbing and abseiling sessions on single pitch crags and artificial structures.
Whether you’re a parent, a volunteer or an outdoor centre instructor, the Rock Climbing Instructor qualification trains and assesses experienced rock climbers to instruct climbing.

This qualification used to be called ‘Single Pitch Award’ which was revised following a review and relaunched under this new name on 2nd April, 2018.




2-3 Days


Derbyshire Peak District

Course Information

Course Information

To get started on the Rock Climbing Instructor qualification you need to meet the following prerequisites:

  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You should be an experienced indoor and outdoor rock climber.
  • You should have a genuine interest in climbing and the supervision of groups.
  • 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.

If you can meet all of the above requirements, here’s what to do next:
Create an account on our Candidate Management System or log in if you already have one.

  • Register for the Rock Climbing Instructor scheme (this costs £49)

Please download or view the document for further information or contact us for more information.

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