MTA QUALIFICATION Course
Climbing Wall Instructor – Assessment
1-day CWI assessment.
The Climbing Wall Instructor qualification trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to supervise climbers on purpose-built artificial climbing walls and boulders. There is also an optional Abseil Module which is all about supervising abseiling on artificial structures. Please ask for more details on the Abseil Module. The Climbing Wall Instructor qualification does not include the skills and techniques required to teach lead climbing. To teach lead climbing you will need the Climbing Wall Development Instructor Award.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The Climbing Wall Instructor assessment is for candidates who have completed the 2-day training course. The award is ideal for people who are looking to work at climbing walls or at venues with permanent or mobile climbing towers.
Introduction – Discuss assessment process.
- Three possible outcomes: Pass, Deferral, Fail.
- Identification of suitable teaching areas of the climbing wall, discuss pros and cons of different angled roped climbing walls and bouldering areas.
- Knowledge of climbing equipment
- Personal climbing: Select and complete two easy warm-up bottom rope climbs, Select and complete an appropriate lead climb (F4+ or above), Use of different belay devices to lead and bottom rope belay, Demonstrate knowledge of different knots to use for tying in the climber, Demonstrate tying off different types of belay devices.
Lunch – Discuss home paper
- Group management and sessions delivering: Each candidate to set up and deliver different session using appropriate equipment, Each candidate demonstrate appropriate way to kit up the group they are teaching, Examples of the sessions would be: Kids party; School group attending for a school term; NICAS Levels 1,2,3; Taster session with a mix of adults and children; Adult skills course; Advanced Adult skill course.
- Simple problem solving: Prevention is always better than cure, show knowledge on how to avoid incidents/accidents; Demonstrate tying off a belay plate on someone else; Demonstrate tying off a belay plate on yourself; Releasing a stuck item in a belay; Dealing with a climber who didn’t tie with the proper climbing knot; Demonstrate how to deal with a stuck climber.
- Bouldering: Give an example of good briefing before bouldering session; Deliver a warm-up game for children; Deliver a warm-up for adults; Deliver a session on teaching specific climbing move with a good demonstration.
- Train your assistant
- Debriefs, 1:1 feedback and results
DAtes & Booking
Thursday 8 December
£115 per person
The Reach Climbing Wall – London
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