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If you would like to train to be a climbing instructor and gain a nationally recognised qualification, we can help. We regularly run courses for those who wish to teach climbing on indoor walls – The Climbing Wall Award (CWA) and a higher level course for those who wish to teach climbing outdoors – called The Single Pitch Award (SPA)

Both of the above are centrally administered by Mountain Training England (MTE) and if you wish to find out more you can download a syllabus for either scheme from www.mountain-training.org

There are four stages to becoming an instructor under either scheme:-

Step 1 - Registration: register with online MTE and purchase a personal logbook. To do this you must be 18 years old (17 for CWA) and a member of the British Mountaineering Council (BMC). Registration currently costs £39 and can be done online.

Step 2 - Training: Training courses are run jointly at the Newcastle and the Sunderland Climbing Centres. The CWA involves 12 hours of contact time and the SPA 20 hours. The CWA course is delivered indoors at climbing walls. The SPA is based at local outcrops and involves a visit to a climbing wall and some lectures indoors.

Step 3 - Consolidation: At the end of your training course you will agree a personal action plan with your training Provider. This usually covers a period of at least three months during which time you will record your climbing and supervising experience in your logbook.

Step 4 - Assessment: The assessment lasts for a minimum of 6 hours and includes personal climbing, groups supervision and the use of climbing walls. After passing the assessment you should keep your logbook up to date.

If you would like to know more about the CWA or SPA schemes, please speak to staff at the centre or contact us using the below form.

2017 Course Dates

SPA training

8th & 9th July

CWA refresher course /

preparing for assessment

14th July

CWA assessment

22nd July

CWA refresher course /

preparing for assessment

1st September

CWA training

7th, 14th and 21st September

(Evenings 6 - 10pm)

CWA assessment

9th September

Introduction to lead climbing

15th September

CWA refresher course /

preparing for assessment.

18th November

CWA assessment

25th November

Courses and Qualifications Enquiry

Please Complete all relevant areas of the form below to request a call back from our team to begin the course booking process. *Please note - completing this form does not confirm or make a booking, you will be contacted by a member of our team who will complete your booking either via email or on the phone* You can contact us directly on 0191 265 6060 or at enquiries@newcastleclimbingcentre.co.uk
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