Rock Climbing Instructor Award Training

From: £225.00

Mountain Training Scotland provider Richard Bentley runs this course in conjunction with Active Outdoor Pursuits – based and run at our base (Cairngorms Adventure Centre, Craigower Lodge, Golf Course Road, Newtonmore).

Course Accommodation

Course Accommodation (Self Catered Shared Dorm Room)

Rock Climbing Instructor – Training Course

The Rock Climbing Instructor Award (SPA) training is a 3 day course.  Before booking your RCI training please ensure you have read and met the pre-requisites in the Award Handbook.  It is your responsibility to ensure you have registered with Mountain Training for the award and logged the required climbs before booking on for the training course.

The course is all about taking people climbing outdoors in a single-pitch environment, or on artificial structures. This is the entry point for outdoor climbing instructors. 

Before booking a course, you will need to ensure:

  • You must be registered on the scheme.

You must have an up to date logbook (preferably DLOG) with evidence of the following:

  • 15 led routes which must be graded rock climbs with traditional protection.
  • 15 led routes at a climbing wall.
  • 5 led routes which must be outdoor bolt protected sport climbs.

What do you need to bring?

As a trainee working towards your Rock Climbing Instructor Award it would expected for you to bring your own equipment.  The course instructor will check that the equipment you bring is appropriate. Active Outdoor Pursuits will supply ropes for the course duration.

We do not cover personal registration fees or membership fees which need to be done prior to the course through Mountain Training.


Self catered accommodation is available at Cairngorm Adventure Centre.

If you are interested in becoming an Outdoor Instructor, then why not take a look at our Outdoor Instructor Training Courses?

Take a look at the Mountain training webpage on the Rock Climbing Instructor to find out lots more information and have a look at the handbook which is basically the bible for the course.

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