You must be at least 17 years old (18 at assessment) and have at least 6 months of experience of using a variety of climbing walls. You should have an interest in climbing and in supervising groups on climbing walls and be a member of a mountaineering council: BMC, Mountaineering Scotland or Mountaineering Ireland (you can join one when you register if you're not already a member)


Leading Edge | Mountain Skills Course

What does the Climbing Wall Instructor course cover?

Technical Competence (including equipment, belaying, personal skills and background knowledge)
Management and Decision Making (including planning, managing participants, decision making, knowledge and demonstation of techniques and managing other staff)
Teaching and Learning Skills
The Climbing Environment (including access, etiquette and ethics) 

Detailed information on each of the above topics can be found in the Climbing Wall Instructor Handbook. 

The Abseil Module is also included - this is optional.

Climbing Wall Instructor Handbook