MTA Training and Assessment Courses



Climbing Tuition delivers Mountain Training qualifications to support your development as a climber and instructor. Highly qualified and experienced instructors provide for an enjoyable and rewarding training and assessment experience.

Click on the courses below to find out full details of the dates, costs, locations and pre-requisites for enrolment.

Climbing Wall Instructor (Training)

Castle Climbing / The Reach

Ideal if you wish to work at climbing walls or at venues with permanent or mobile climbing towers.

Climbing Wall Instructor (Assessment)

The Reach Climbing Wall

The one-day assessment required to supervise climbers on purpose-built artificial climbing walls and boulders.

Climbing Wall Instructor (Abseil Module)

Castle Climbing / The Reach

This optional module on the CWI scheme trains and assesses instructors to supervise abseiling on artificial structures.

Climbing Wall Development Instructor (Training)

The Reach Climbing Wall

Ideal for CWI or RCI holders wishing to develop climbers beyond their basic skills, including teaching lead climbing.

Climbing Wall Development Instructor (Assessment)

Castle Climbing / The Reach

Required to teach beyond the basic skills, including teaching lead climbing on artificial climbing walls with fixed protection.

Refresher and Reassessment Sessions

Location and Site-Specific

Ideal if you wish to brush up on your skills before assessment, or if you need to redo CWI or CWDI assessment.



Brilliant day learning the best way to introduce people to lead indoor climbing. Thanks Martina for a great day’s CWDI training.
Hugh Thornbery
CWDI Training
Professional, knowledgeable and fun. Martina is a fantastic coach – completed CWI training with her over the past two days. Would highly recommend.
Simon Sampson
CWI Training
Thank you for your support and guidance in achieving my CWI. I thoroughly benefited from the training course and enjoyed the assessment.
Steve Short
CWI Training & Assessment


Introduction to Rock Climbing

Harrison’s Rocks / Portland

A fun, introductory course for beginners to learn about equipment, knots, belay techniques and how to climb on real rock.

Learn to Lead Sport Climbing

Portland / Swanage / Peak District

Feel confident to lead on single pitch bolted climbs without back up rope, and develop your abseiling and rescue techniques.

Learn to Lead Trad Climbing

Peak District / Swanage

Learn to lead climb the traditional way, in the purest form; climbing clean rock with no drilled bolts or pegs.

Multi-Pitch Climbing Course


Learn and practice the additional skills needed for multi-pitch climbing in the stunning surroundings of Snowdonia’s mountains.