Instructor CPD

If you hold a National Governing Body Award from Mountain Training UK then you are qualified for life.

 

These qualifications are a validation of your skills at the point of assessment, and Mountain Training states that they should be supported by recent log book experience, and also notes the benefit of Continual Professional Development.

 

Various Professional Associations, including the Mountain Training Association and Association of Mountaineering Instructors, require their members to complete a certain amount of accredited CPD to maintain their memberships. Any CPD courses should be recorded, but only some will be recognised as accredited or "core" CPD. The content and duration of our courses will dictate what level of accreditation is awarded by professional bodies.

 

Climb Cornwall aims to deliver high quality CPD that it is acknowledged as suitable for professional associations. CPD requires a certain level of knowledge prior to completion and they are not "training" courses. Please see our NGB Refresher and Technical Advice pages for instructor training.

 

If you can't see the CPD course you would like, or have a CPD subject we could deliver together, then please contact Climb Cornwall to talk about it.

Inclusive Communication

Climb Cornwall instructors have teamed up with a specialist Speech and Language Therapist to develop this workshop, which aims to further the accademic understanding of communication and provide methods to use this knowledge in day-to-day instructing. It explores how we communicate, how communication can fail, barriers to

communication, awareness of certain communication needs, and some simple ways we can improve our communication with a range of client groups.

 

3 hour workshop

12 places

£200.00

Floorwalking & Problem Solving

Look at many climbing wall job-descriptions and you will see floorwalking or wall supervison in there somewhere.

This workshop is designed for anyone who volunteers or works in

climbing environments, and allows an opportunity to explore

what to look for, prioritisation, interventions, situation management

and the chance to share experiences with other professionals.

We will also revisit the problem solving and rescue-at-heights content of the CWA sylabus.

 

3 hour workshop

12 places per course

£200.00

Teaching Novice Belayers

Teaching others to belay is bread and butter work for climbing instructors, so we really should be good at it. This workshop aims to give the opportunity to share thoughts and tips, and confirm we are all using best practice, as well as explore a range of teaching methods.

 

3 hour workshop

12 places per course

£200.00

Falling not failing - indoor lead coaching

Learning to indoor lead climb is one of the rare occasions where we ask our clients to take a fall.

This workshop explores the judgement process of when a client is ready to lead, building leader and belayer confidence, use of clip-drop training, dynamic belaying and caoching lead climbing tactics, as well as the opportunity to share some lead coaching experiences with other qualified instructors.

 

 

3 hour workshop

12 places per course

£200.00

Climbing Games

Do you find you are playing the same warm up games every session? Finding it hard to put enthusiasm into your coaching drills?

Join a Climb Cornwall instructor for as many climbing games as we can fit in to the session! A great opportunity to share ideas with other instructors.

 

 

3 hour workshop

12 places per course

£200.00

Night Navigation

Have you been out in the dark since your assessment?

Get out on the moors overnight with a Climb Cornwall instructor and make sure your poor visibility navigation skills are up to scratch.

 

Suitable for Summer Mountain Leader and Hill & Moorland Award holders & trainees.

 

6 hour workshop

8 places per course

£400.00

Steep Ground for Mountain Leaders

Hopefully you will never need to take your rope out with a group for real, but best to be prepared in case you do.

This course provides the opportunity to revisit the steep ground section of the sylabus, assesment of steep terrain, what is in and out of remit, confidence roping, emergency use of the rope for ascent and descent, protecting self with the rope on steeper ground.

 

ML trainees and qualified instructors.

 

8hr (1 day) workshop

6 places per course

£400.00

Remote Supervison

Gradually removing yourself from the group is a usefull technique to promote learning on the hill, but how soon should you do it, and how remote should you be? This full day workshop is based both indoors and out on the hill, exploring the impacts of terrain, weather, staff and group on the choices you make to keep an eye on your group, the duty of care and responsibilities you have to them, and suitable methods and tools to help you do so.

 

8 places per course

£400.00

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