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Single Pitch Award

This Single Pitch Award (SPA) is for those who wish to supervise a group on single pitch crags and climbing walls. It enables holders to supervise people on single pitch crags and climbing walls. To gain this award you need more than just good personal climbing skills. We will teach you about safe group management, indoors and out, crag etiquette, environmental responsibilities and more. You will learn how to become an effective supervisor, encouraging others to enjoy their climbing safely, whilst also improving some of your own climbing skills.

Real Adventure work with MTE Provider Mike Margeson 588 to deliver these courses. 

"SPA" WILL BECOME "ROCK CLIMBING INSTRUCTOR" AS OF 2/4/18

Single Pitch Award

If you have a group of people and wish to organise a course or the dates below are full or don't fit with you get in touch and we can make plans. 

SPA Training

The training course is for potential leaders and assumes basic competence as a rock climber with experience of leading climbs. Before attending the training course candidates must have registered with either the MLTE, MLTS, MLTW, have at least 12 months experience of rock climbing and be not less than 18 years of age. All aspects of the syllabus will be covered during the two day training course and then it is up to you to consolidate before assessment. The training course will have a minimum of four candidates present, and a maximum of eight. The maximum trainer/candidate ratio is 1:4. Larger courses have dual benefits: the varied experience of the candidates enables an individual to have a better chance of seeing how their own skills compare and they also get the opinion of two trainers.

Dates 07/04/2018 to 08/4/18 Size 4 Places 4 Ratio 1:4 Price 120 Book Now
Dates 21/04/2018 to 22/4/18 Size 8 Places 8 Ratio 1:4 Price £125 Book Now

"SPA" will become "Rock Climbing Instructor" as of 2/4/18

£10 off for students and trainee's 

SPA Assessment

Before attending the 2 day assessment course, candidates must have attended a Training course (or have been granted exemption), be able to lead Severe grade climbs and hold a valid First Aid Certificate. Our courses start on the Friday night with an introduction to the assessment and theory paper. The Saturday is out on the crag for the day then onto a climbing wall in the evening. Sunday is another day out on a different crag and rock type with final debriefs and individual action plans before departure.

"SPA" will become "Rock Climbing Instructor" as of 2/4/18
Dates 24/03/2018 to 25/3/18 Size 8 Places 4 Ratio 1:4 Price £120 Book Now

Dates 12/10/2018 to 13/10/18 Size 8 Places 6 Ratio 1:4 Price £125 Book Now

£10 off for students and trainee's 

SPA 1 Day Re Assessment

These are run by either Dan Robinson or Mike Margeson through Mike’s provider status. The ratio is normally 1:1 or you could team up with another to reduce the cost. No matter what you deferred on we can provide the assessment for you.

Please get in touch for available dates.

Date Your Choice Size 1 Ratio 1:1 Price 186 Enquire
Date Your Choice Size 2 Ratio 1:2 Price 232 Enquire

SPA Refresher

Run by Dan Robinson these can be tailored to your needs, designed for a skills check before your assessment or to brush up on your training course.

Please get in touch for available dates.

Date Your Choice Size 1 Ratio 1:1 Price 180 - Gift Vouchers Available Enquire
Date Your Choice Size 2 Ratio 1:2 Price 220 - Gift Vouchers Available Enquire

£10 off for students and trainee's 

Mountain Training Awards Changes

To give the public a clearer understanding of what the role of each qualification is we have re-named them as follows:

Climbing Wall Instructor – formerly Climbing Wall Award Climbing Wall Instructor Abseil Module – formerly Climbing Wall Award Abseil Module Rock Climbing Instructor – formerly Single Pitch Award Climbing Wall Development Instructor – formerly Climbing Wall Leading Award

We have tried to minimise the impact on our existing candidates within these schemes so please read the detailed information below to help you understand where you stand and how you will move between old and new qualifications.

The launch date for the revised schemes is 2nd April 2018.

For existing CWA/CWAA/SPA/CWLA holders:

We will continue to clearly recognise the validity of your qualification. On the Candidate Management System you will still be shown as having gained the Climbing Wall Award, Abseil Module, Single Pitch Award or Climbing Wall Leading Award. We will also show that you have gained the re-named, revised qualification(s) as appropriate. For example someone currently holding the Climbing Wall Award will retain their qualification and will also gain its replacement qualification, Climbing Wall Instructor.

This will mean that: - You will still be able to operate exactly as before. - Should you wish to continue your development through our other qualifications or become part of our delivery workforce, you will have the appropriate prerequisite qualification(s).

Support will be available for candidates who wish to learn more about the changes to the existing syllabi.

For candidates who have been deferred at CWA/CWAA/SPA/CWLA assessment:

You will be reassessed on your deferred competencies in the existing scheme as per the feedback you received at assessment. If this reassessment takes place prior to 2nd April 2018, you will be awarded the existing qualification (and will subsequently be given a new scheme qualification as per the information above). If the reassessment takes place after 2nd April, you will be awarded with the revised qualification.

To make this possible we will automatically register you on the equivalent revised scheme. Your existing training course and assessment report will count as a prerequisite for the revised scheme reassessment.

NB. The existing information regarding reassessments is unchanged: Practical reassessments cannot take place within three months of the initial assessment to allow sufficient time for practice and preparation. All deferral reassessments must be completed within five years.

For candidates who have completed CWA/CWAA/SPA/CWLA training:

You have the option of undertaking assessment within the existing scheme prior to 2nd April 2018 OR you can complete an assessment in the new scheme after 2nd April 2018.

To make this possible we will automatically register you on the equivalent revised scheme. Your existing training course will count as a prerequisite for the revised scheme assessment.

For candidates who have registered for CWA/CWAA/SPA/CWLA but not yet attended training:

You may attend a training course as part of the existing scheme prior to 2nd April 2018. If you choose to do this, please read the information above for candidates who have completed training. Regardless of whether you attend a training course prior to 2nd April 2018 or not, we will automatically register you on the equivalent new scheme so that you can continue through the revised qualification.

Where applicable, registrations will be added to your account before the end of the year and qualifications will be awarded shortly before 2nd April, 2018. After you have been given the revised qualification(s) you can order a new certificate, if you would like one, through the website.

The candidate handbooks for the revised qualifications will be available in due course from the website.

We hope that this information is clear. If you have any queries about how these changes affect you please read the Frequently Asked Questions page on the website. If you still have questions please contact us by emailing info@mountain-training.org (please do not reply to this email).

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