Instructor Training Ireland
HikeandClimb offers training for individuals and clubs that are working towards the Rock Climbing Instructor Award, Mountain Leader Award and Climbing Wall Instructor.
All instructional training courses and assessments are Mountaineering Ireland certified and carried out by a member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors.
Rock Climbing Instructor Training
Rock Climbing Instructor Training is suitable for individuals, clubs and parents with rock climbing experience that want to work towards managing beginners at a single pitch crag or artificial climbing structure. The RCI Award Training runs over three days and introduces the candidate to technical, practical and real world scenarios that one can expect to encounter when instructing beginners.
Training may take place in Dublin, Wicklow and the Mourne Mountains with a one day visit to a suitable indoor climbing venue.
Cost: €230 p/person
Climbing Wall Instructor Training
Climbing Wall Instructor Training runs over two days and trains candidates in the skills required to supervise climbers at indoor climbing walls and outdoor artificial climbing structures. The training is suitable for those working at indoor bouldering walls and indoor roped climbing walls.
Training takes place at a suitable indoor climbing venue and runs over a minimum of 12 hours. Candidates will be trained in group management, top-rope supervision and bouldering wall supervision. This award does not cover teaching lead climbing or outdoor rock climbing.
Cost: €150 p/person
Climbing Wall Instructor Assessment
Climbing Wall Instructor Assessment runs over one day and takes place in a suitable indoor climbing venue in Ireland. Candidates are required to have taken the Climbing Wall Instructor training and a period of consolidation, practice, observations and personal logging of indoor climbing.
The assessment runs over a minimum of six hours and assesses the candidates in practical scenarios that are, or maybe, experienced at an indoor climbing venue.
Cost: €120 p/person