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Awesome Walls Climbing Centres has teamed up with Peak Mountain Training to deliver National Climbing Awards*.
Peak Mountain Training is a small team of highly experienced individuals delivering top class courses.

Bookings are not taken through Awesome Walls site but if you click on the date you are interested in you will be taken directly to that specific booking page on Peak Mountain Traning website.

*Climbing Wall Instructor, Climbing Wall Development Instructor, Rock Climber Instructor


Climbing Wall Instructor Training (Old CWA) - £165

This course is a national award for those who wish to supervise groups at climbing walls in the UK. The award consists of a training and assessment course which covers the essential skills to deliver safe, effective and enjoyable climbing sessions as well as an introduction to the coaching of climbing at a fundamental level. 

All Peak Mountain Training Courses also incorporate the Top Access and Abseiling module allowing candidates to run abseiling sessions in addition to the core climbing activities.

This course is ideal for climbers who work with groups or individuals in the wall environment e.g. schools, outdoor centres, youth workers or those in the voluntary sector.
The climbing wall award consists of separate training and assessment course along with a consolidation period during which the candidate can develop their own skills by personal practice.

The training course consists of two days of training (and one evening) covering both personal and group climbing skills as per the climbing wall instructor syllabus. This occurs at two Awesome Climbing Walls sites. Following this, the trainers will give constructive feedback allowing candidates to plan for the consolidation period and assessment as appropriate. It should be noted that the completion of the training course alone is not a qualification in itself.
Candidates should be registered with one of the national boards e.g. Mountain Training England(MTE), Mountain Training Scotland(MTS), Mountain Training Wales(MTW). 
For details of these organisations please click here.

In addition, you should:

  • Be over the age of 17 (note the age of 18 for assessment).
  • Have a genuine interest in climbing and the supervision of groups on climbing walls.
  • Have at least 6 months experience of using a variety of climbing walls, having been to 3 different walls on 15 occasions.
  • Have led routes on an indoor wall.
  • Be an individual or club member (of an affiliated club) of a Mountaineering Council.

Stockport & Sheffield
January 24/25
February 21/22
March 14/15
March 28/29
April 16/17
April 25/26
May 23/24
June 6/7
June 29/20
July 4/5
August 20/21
September 7/8
September 26/27
October 10/11
October 19/20
November 14/15
November 28/29
December 5/6

Stockport & Liverpool
February 7/8
March 7/8 
April 11/12   
May 9/10
June 20/21
July 18/19
August 6/7
September 12/13
October 24/25
November 9/10

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Climbing Wall Instructor Assessment (CWA)- £90

The Climbing Wall Instructor Assessment course covers the whole syllabus over the period of one day and evening for Assessment.

Prior Experience for Assessment:

  • Attend a training course or apply for an exemption.
  • Hold a valid First Aid Certificate.

Sheffield
February 28th
April 12th
May 16th
August 20th
October 6th
December 7th

Stockport
February 14th
March 22nd
April 25th
May 23rd
June 13th
July 24th
September 8th
October 23rd
November 2nd

Liverpool
March 15th
June 27th
September 19th
November 21st

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Climbing Wall Development Instructor Training (Old CWLA) -£95

This award trains candidates in the skills required to teach lead climbing skills on indoor or outdoor artificial climbing walls and structures with fixed protection. It builds on the skills gained through either the Climbing Wall Award or Single Pitch Award, one of which candidates must hold to access the Climbing Wall Leading Award scheme. Registration for the Climbing Wall Leading Award is an application process, during which your experience of logged sessions as a Climbing Wall Award holder or Single Pitch Award holder, along with your personal indoor climbing experience, is taken into account. The prerequisites for registration are as follows:

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must hold either the Climbing Wall Award or the Single Pitch Award
  • You must have an up to date logbook (ideally DLOG) with evidence of the following...
  • 50 led routes
  • Climbed at 3 different major climbing walls
  • Belayed a lead climber 50 times
  • 25 lead routes at grade F6a on indoor climbing walls
  • 20 supervising sessions after passing either Climbing Wall Award or Single Pitch Award

If you can tick all of the above boxes, here's what to do next:

  • Log in to the Candidate Management System
  • Register for the Climbing Wall Leading Award scheme (this costs
  • Notify Mountain Training (via the SEND TO MT button in DLOG) that your DLOG is ready to be reviewed - it can take up to 10 working days to review your logbook.

Training course bookings must not be made until your Climbing Wall Leading Award registration application has been approved by Mountain Training. 

Sheffield
May 25th
November 20th

Stockport
April 11th
September 26th

Liverpool
June 27th
October 17th

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Climbing Wall Development Instructor Assessment (Old CWLA)- £90

This award accesses candidates in the skills required to teach lead climbing skills on indoor or outdoor artificial climbing walls and structures with fixed protection. Before you book onto a Climbing Wall Leading Award assessment, make sure you have done the following:

  • You must have attended a Climbing Wall Leading Award training course (or have been granted an exemption)
  • You must be familiar with the syllabus
  • You must have logged a minimum of 100 different lead climbs, at least half of which must be a grade of French 6a or above
  • You must have assisted or observed at least 5 teaching leading sessions delivered by a suitably qualified person
  • You must hold a current first aid certificate, minimum 8 hours and relevant to your work as a Climbing Wall Award holder.

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Rock Climbing Instructor Training - £220

The Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI) is the new name for the Single Pitch Award. It is a national award which covers the skills needed to supervise groups of usually novice climbers in the crag environment. The RCI trains and assesses candidates in the delivery of safe, effective and enjoyable climbing sessions for climbers on outcrops, crags, and indoor climbing walls.
This course is ideal for climbers who find themselves working with groups in schools, outdoor centres or in the voluntary sector. Many other climbers choose to do the RCI for personal reasons, the Award being highly respected as a means of enhancing rock climbing good practice. 
The Rock Climbing Instructor award consists of a separate Training and Assessment course along with a consolidation period during which the candidate can develop their own skills by personal practice.

This training course is run over 3 full days and covers all aspects of the Rock Climbing Instructor. We aim to focus on the practical elements of the award, both indoors and outdoors, as well as provide individually tailored coaching and guidance which will support you through the consolidation period in both personal and group climbing related activities. Under the new scheme syllabus, if candidates have already attended a CWI training course, then the RCI can be delivered over 2 days instead. 

Please contact us for further information. Prior Experience for Training Candidates should be registered with one of the home nation boards e.g. Mountain Training England (MTE), Mountain Training Scotland (MTS), Mountain Training Wales (MTW). 

In addition, you should:

  • Be over the age of 18
  • Have in excess of 12 months climbing experience
  • Be an active climber with experience of lead climbing
  • Have led at least 15 routes on leader placed protection

March 15th-17th
April 26th-28th
May 17th-19th
June 22nd-24th
July 7th-9th
August 3rd-5th
September 13th-15th
October 18th-20th
November 8th-10th

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Rock Climbing Instructor Assessment - £179

The Rock Climbing Instructor assessment course covers the whole syllabus over a period of two days.
Prior Experience for Assessment:

  • Attend a training course or apply for an exemption
  • Lead Severe grade climbs
  • Hold a valid First Aid Certificate

April 6th-7th
May 25th-26th
September 14th-15th
October 12th- 13th
November 2nd-3rd

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