Mountaineering And Climbing Instructor Assessment
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 5 Days
  • 4 People to 1 instructor

Mountaineering And Climbing Instructor Assessment

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  • Mountain Training Award
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Overview

You'll be assessed on all aspects of rock climbing and mountaineering in summer conditions, in the UK and Ireland over five days. You'll need to demonstrate the skills, judgement and decision making covered in the Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor Award Syllabus to a team of assessors.

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The Objectives

To be successful, you'll demonstrate that you have the skills, judgement and decision making covered in the Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor Award Syllabus.

Itinerary

* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

The five day programme will be arranged to take account of weather and other considerations, in such a way as to satisfy the spirit and detail of the Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor Award syllabus.


Generally the course is run on the following lines

Day One: Taking People Climbing

Day One Evening: Theory Paper

Day Two:Problem solving and improvised rescue

Day Two evening: Presentation

Day Three: Mountaineering Day

Day Four: Teaching Climbing

Day Five: Navigation

Experience Required

Prior to booking the assessment, you must have;

  • Attended a Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor Award training course
  • Be familiar with the syllabus Logged a minimum of 20 multi pitch climbs at VS 4c or above (since MIA training), a large proportion of which should be on mountain crags and major sea cliffs
  • Logged a minimum of 20 quality mountain days in sole charge of a group (since training)
  • Logged a minimum of 20 rock climbing teaching days with students (since training)
  • A reference from a referee
  • A valid first aid certificate.

We want to help you to achieve your goals so comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and home-cooked food are part of the deal if you've booked accommodation with us - you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide

Available Course Dates

Start the booking process by selecting a course date, then adjust your details to suit your requirements.

Course Start Date
Duration
Cost*
Course Start Date
14th July, 2025
Duration
5 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£748.00
Residential:
£1,028.00
Course Start Date
18th August, 2025
Duration
5 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£748.00
Residential:
£1,028.00
Course Start Date
22nd September, 2025
Duration
5 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£748.00
Residential:
£1,028.00
Course Start Date
6th October, 2025
Duration
5 Days
Cost*
Non-Residential:
£748.00
Residential:
£1,028.00

*If your course is based at Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig, residential prices include catering from the morning of your course start date and cover the duration of your course, accommodation starts on the night before your course commences to the morning of the last day of your booking.

This course will help you become

A Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor

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