Bringing your own instructors

Are you an outdoor centre or do you have a member of staff working for you who is a qualified to instruct?

Outdoor Centres, Organisations, Independent Instructors and Coaches etc, can bring groups to the centre as long as they have an instructor with one of the quals listed below;

SPA  or RCI

CWA  or CWI

CWLA or CWDI

MIA (Mountain Instructor Award)
MIC (Mountain Instructor Certificate)
BMG (British Mountain Guide)

We require that instructors hold the CWA/ CWI as a minimum and can arrange courses for your staff if required. NB Instructors must operate at a ratio of 1:9 or less and instruct within the remit of their qualification.

Prior to your first visit to the Centre, you must register your school or organisation. We require the relevant certificates for the instructor plus evidence that the school / organisation has Public Liability Insurance (also known as Civil or Third Party Insurance) in place that covers climbing at an indoor wall. For LEA schools, a letter from the head teacher confirming this is generally sufficient.

Independently instructed groups are differently priced to the Standard Entry Fees, with an off peak and peak rate to keep entry affordable for groups during our quieter times. For external groups our Off-Peak rates apply Mon-Fri 10- 4.30pm. Outside of this time, Peak rates apply for group entry. Supervisors and instructors may be charged an entry fee of £2.60 but this is waived for ‘normal’ ratio instruction. Contact the Centre for current group entry rates.

We can offer equipment hire – helmets, harnesses, belay devices and climbing shoes. If you have a large group, please call ahead so we can have all the kit ready for you.