Rock Climbing Instructor
The Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI) Award which we run in the Peak District, is a nationally recognised award. It is administered by Mountain Training and covers the skills required to safely supervise groups in the single pitch crag environment and on climbing walls. Beyond the Edge are one of the most experienced approved providers of the Rock Climbing Instructor award and run regular Rock Climbing Instructor Training and Assessment courses in the Peak District. Importantly in our opinion, our courses are also fun and run in a friendly manner. We take great pride in the very high percentage of individuals who return for further courses.
In April 2018 the Single Pitch Award changed its name to Rock Climbing Instructor in alignment with the renaming of the other climbing awards administered by Mountain Training. Individuals who have undertaken Single Pitch Award training can be assessed for the Rock Climbing Instructor without further formal training.
The Peak District in addition to being very beautiful and stuffed full of amazing rock climbing is also highly accessible by public transport. It takes only two and a half hours from London to Grindleford (where we run our courses from) by train.
The Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI) Award is suitable for climbers who want to work with groups in the outdoor sector, schools or in the voluntary sector. It is also useful for individual climbers who want to expand their knowledge and become safer climbers, demonstrating good practice whilst climbing.
Beyond the Edge are committed to ensuring that everyone has equal opportunity to attend our courses. If you feel you may need additional support to attend, please do let us know so we can facilitate this. Mountain Training have a useful document which can be found here
Please note there are minimum experience requirements for attending both Rock Climbing Instructor training and assessment. Full details are found under the eligibility tab of the courses.
To be awarded the Rock Climbing Instructor qualification a candidate must first register with Mountain Training then, complete a training course and subsequently after a period of consolidation, pass the separate assessment course. Prior to attending training a candidate must have recorded on DLOG, 15 led graded rock climbs with traditional protection, 15 led routes at a climbing wall and 5 led routes on outdoor bolt protected sport climbs.
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If you need a quick refresh on any aspect of the Rock Climbing Instructor syllabus or a reassessment we would be delighted to help you out. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
For groups of 2 or more climbers, bespoke Rock Climbing Instructor training and assessment dates and locations can be arranged. Please contact the office for more information.