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single pitch award with mountainwise

Rock Climbing Instructor

If you would like to teach or supervise people climbing and abseiling outside on single pitch crags then this is the course for you. In this three day training course you will learn all the technical skills required in order to look after people with safety and confidence. You will need to be an experienced lead climber in outdoor situations.


Pre-Requisites and Registration

Mountain Training strictly requires that all students are registered with them prior to commencing the course. Registration and course guidance notes are available from Mountain Training here:



The Syllabus

Areas covered in this course are as follows:

  • Technical Competence (including equipment, anchors, belaying, abseiling, personal climbing skills, background knowledge)
  • The Climbing Environment (including access, conservation, etiquette)
  • Supervision (including organisation, group management, supervising the session, personal safety and children and vulnerable persons)

Detailed information on each of the above topics can be found in the Single Pitch Award Handbook here:
mountain-training.org/climbing/awards/rock-climbing-instructor [pdf]



Course - Rock Climbing Instructor
Location - Wareham, Dorset
Cost - see below
Full details at:


From March 2020 all courses are currently postponed.  We have started a waiting list so we can get back on track as soon as govt guidelines say we can.  Email us at info@mountainwise.co.uk to be added.

Training (£210)
5 - 7 September 2020

Assessment (£160)
2 - 3 September 2020




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