Mountain Training Single Pitch Award Training
The SPA training course will cover the following areas:
Your technical competence (including equipment, anchors, belaying, abseiling, personal climbing skills, background knowledge)
The climbing environment (including access, conservation, etiquette)
Individual supervision (including organisation, group management, supervising the session, personal safety and children and vulnerable persons).
Detailed information on each of the above topics can be found in the Single Pitch Award Handbook and the onus is on you to be competent in all of them by the time you come to assessment.
The prerequisites for registration are as follows:
You must be at least 18 years old
You should have at least 12 months of rock climbing experience
You should have an interest in supervising novice climbing groups.
Before you book onto a Single Pitch Award training course, make sure you have done the following:
You must be registered on the scheme
You must have led 15 routes on single pitch crags using leader-placed protection
Single Pitch Award training lasts for 2 days and will be run by one of our approved providers in the UK or Ireland.
The period between training and assessment varies in length for each person and is an opportunity to develop your skills, paying particular attention to any weaknesses identified during the training course. So go climbing and use your enthusiasm to hone your skills for as long as you like.
The Single Pitch Award is the essential qualification for all those wishing to lead climbing sessions in the outdoors.