We are a leading provider of the Rock Climbing Instructor, the Mountain Leader and the Rock Climbing Development Instructor qualifications. We love what we do and are passionate about sharing our knowledge and experience in a relaxed but thorough way! We also arrange bespoke training schemes to fit your aims and availability – get in touch!
If you like the look of a course, but the dates on offer don't fit, get in touch and we'll see if we can arrange something for you.


The Mountain Leader scheme is designed for people who want to lead groups in the mountains, hills and moorlands of the UK and Ireland. If you love being out in the mountains and want to share your enthusiasm with others, become a ML and you’ll never look back (unless you’re checking your group’s still there!). MLs operate the length and breadth of the country with all sorts of groups of people; from scouts and schoolchildren to outdoor instructors and OAPs. The award is what you make it and there are countless opportunities for passionate MLs. We have years of experience delivering fun and relaxed courses, whilst imparting loads of knowledge! We are also able to provide reassessments, please get in touch if you want to have a chat about arranging one as they are bespoke sessions.

Training: £340
Assessment: £340


The Rock Climbing Instructor is for those wanting to instruct climbing outdoors and indoors and is made up of a training and assessment element. We are approved Mountain Training providers, live for climbing and have years of experience delivering these courses, with a relaxed and fun atmosphere which we believe creates a great learning experience – even on assessments!

Training: £190

Assessment: £140


If you've completed your RCI (or SPA) and want to teach lead climbing on single pitch crags then this could be for you! The prerequisites for training are: 60 VS trad routes 60 6a sport routes 20 days working as an RCI (SPA) You'll need to register for the scheme with Mountain Training. Our bookings are now open for this course.

Training, 4 Days: £395

Assessment, 3 Days: £395


As an Association of Mountaineering Instructors mentor for the MCI scheme we are well place too help you achieve the standards required to pass your MCI and become a quality instructor. As well as being an approved mentor, MCI work is the companies full time job so being an MCI is what we do each and every day.

This week follows a similar itinerary to the actual assessment.
5 Days: £500


Have you completed your Mountain Leader training and would like to spend a day brushing up on your navigation or rope work? We regularly work on and deliver Mountain Leader training and assessment courses for various providers so know exactly what the required standard and skill set is, so we can help make sure you’re prepared, confident and ready. We make sure we create a nice relaxed learning atmosphere and pick locations that work well to meet your aims. These days are a mix of navigation and security on steep ground, if you want a full day of either just get in touch! Max Ratio 1:4


If you have done your Rock Climbing Instructor training, or the older Single Pitch Award training and want to be thoroughly prepared for your assessment then this day will put you through your paces and fine tune your skills. As approved course providers we are up to date with Mountain Training guidelines and are experienced in delivering Rock Climbing Instructor courses.

Max ratio 1:4


What it says on the tin! A refresher for those working towards their RCDI assessment. As well as the technical side we'll be looking at teaching progressions and how we can teach effectively.

This would also suit MCI trainees who have gained exemption from the RCDI training.


Want to know what the MCI is all about? It can seem like a big step up from the RCI and ML schemes and whilst that may be true it's flipping awesome!

We'll spend these 2 days at a max ratio of 1:2 on some great multi pitch climbs and scrambles looking at how MCIs work on this kind of terrain. Loads of fun, loads of learning and loads of chance for a thousand questions.

To attend this taster you should have at least passed your RCI and have done your ML training.
2 Days: £195


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