Become a Climbing Instructor or Climbing Coach

If you want to help people get climbing, the Mountain Leader Training Website is your ‘go to’ source of information.

There are details on all the different climbing qualifications such as Climbing Wall Instructor (CWI) and Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI), which are the entry level awards for supervising groups indoors and outdoors. There’s also information on the recently launched Coaching Awards too.


The BMC also run FUNdamentals workshops which are aimed at anyone who coaches indoor climbing or climbing outside. The sessions are stand alone workshops however, they also form part of the Coaching Award Schemes run by MLT.

Highball is always looking for dynamic instructors and coaches to add to the team. If you are passionate about climbing and have an inclusive view of the sport, come and speak to us.

Would you like to become a climbing coach?
We do offer courses run by external instructors, currently, we are hosting the second day of a Climbing Wall Instructor Training provided by Steven Pease starting on the 12th January 2018.

Head to the Vertical Life website here for more info on Steven and his courses he offers.

Find all the relevant info HERE.


Foundation Coach (COMING SOON)
is designed to enable you to be more effective in coaching the fundamental movement skills of climbing. Foundation Coaches will usually be concerned with the stimulating delivery of a single session to a group of individuals. They will often be assisting a Development Coach who will set the learning outcomes for the session, as part of a longer term progression, course, or scheme.

Development Coach (COMING SOON)
is ideal if you are an independent autonomous coach who wants to prepare and deliver a structured progression in ‘Climber Centred Coaching’ over a series of coaching sessions. The skills learned during Foundation Coach will be developed to a more sophisticated level, so that your delivery can be matched to the needs of developing climbers within a group. Often working with Foundation Coaches, the Development Coach will take a mentoring role, and lead in the review process to promote reflective coaching practice.

For more details use this link (

Become a climbing coach

BMC fundamentals of climbing 1 – TBC
BMC fundamentals of climbing 2 – TBC
BMC fundamentals of climbing 3 – TBC
Physical Training for Climbing – TBC
More info:

CWA – Climbing Wall Award TBC

If you would like to book any of these courses please contact



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