Climbing Course – Artificial Top Rope Leader Course (with options)

Between: 13th April 2024 - 14th April 2024 Location: Brunel University, Uxbridge and PACCAR Campsite, Chalfont St Peter Sections: Scout Network, Adult Volunteer

Please note: This climbing course is for Adult Scout Members only

About the Course

This weekend will accommodate training, assessments, and refreshers for anyone who feels rusty.

This program is for leaders wishing to take groups climbing on artificial surfaces such as indoor or outdoor climbing walls. The course covers the syllabus outlined for Artificial Top Rope Leaders on the Scout website for Climbing and Abseiling (FS120452)

The full course consists of two days of practical Leader Training, followed by a consolidation period following which participants can attend a one-day or two-day Assessment depending on personal competence and log book experience.

The course is aimed at the following:

  • Adults with no experience and are keen to work toward gaining a Scout permit.
  • Adults with basic experience.
  • Adults with medium to strong experience.
  • Expired permit holders who want to renew a permit.
  • Existing permit holders who want or need a refresher.
  • Permit holders who would like to add abseiling to an existing permit.
  • Upgrade to your existing permit. For example leader to supervisor.

Depending on your needs, you may be required to attend either one or two days of the weekend course.

The course will cover:

Group management, risk and safety, belaying, abseiling, instructing, warm-up, climbing games and movement, emergencies, equipment and leader responsibilities. At the end of the course, successful participants will receive a full or restricted permit, depending on their level of skills and experience.

Key details are as follows:

  • Date:
    • Saturday, 13th April – Brunel University Climbing Wall, Uxbridge
    • Sunday, 14th April – PACCAR Campsite, Chalfont
  • Cost:  The cost of the course depends on the training required:
    • Full training course (two days): £30
    • One-day refresher or assessment for existing permit holders: £21

Assessments and refreshers may be done over one or two days depending on individual experience.

How do I book a place?

To book your place CLICK HERE and complete the form.

Payment details will be sent to you once booked. This may take a few days.

Have a query?

Contact the County Assessor Alison Stockwell using the form below. Who will get back to you as soon as possible.

Climbing Contact

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