Climbing Wall Instructor Award

The Climbing Wall Instructor award trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to supervise climbers on purpose built artificial climbing walls and boulders. It is ideal for people who work in climbing walls or at venues with permanent or mobile climbing towers.

It is primarily concerned with ensuring good practice, leading to the safe enjoyment of climbing activities, and to an understanding of the sport. It covers the supervision and management of activities such as bouldering, the teaching of basic movement skills and roped climbing, excluding the teaching of leading.

Before attending a climbing wall instructor training course participants must have registered with mountain training ireland and are required to meet the following criteria:

Before assessment candidates must have met the following prerequisites:

Training and assessment courses are run on demand. Contact Jonny directly to discuss availability.


Training courses are run over two days and cost £180 per person.

Assessments are a 1 day course and cost £100 per person.

All NGB courses are run on behalf of Mountain Training Board Ireland