Site Specific Training

We are an established and experienced course provider for Mountain Training, the UK's national governing body for climbing and mountain activities. We provide various qualification courses such as the Climbing Wall Instructor, Climbing Wall Development Instructor, Mountain Leader and Lowland Leader qualifications. 

In recent years, our job roles have involved offering varied technical advise. From a college outdoor department, with activities operating nationally and internationally, to being the Head of Centre and DofE Manager for a local authority outdoor education centre .

These roles held significant responsibility and accountability and included line managing instructional staff teams, overseeing and approving all school DofE expeditions, NICAS scheme levels 1-4, the development of staff training schemes, session observations, and the writing of supporting documents for licensing inspections (AALS/HSE). This ensured all supervision and instructional standards were set and maintained. 

Many schools and organisations have their own climbing walls or deliver the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme. We have delivered either NGB courses, or developed in house site specific training for staff if deemed appropriate.

We always aim to deliver an accurate and quality service after first listening to and discussing your exact requirements. 

We aren’t able to offer advice or guidance on the use of high ropes course elements that involve anything other than bottom roped belay systems. Ropes courses that involve zip lines, fan descenders, continuous lanyard or rail style systems, or the construction thereof, aren’t for us. Still not sure, give us a call to discuss and we can certainly point you in the right direction.

We currently deliver and are able to discuss the following services:

site specific staff training and assessments

session observations

NGB courses tailored to suit your organisation’s diaries

Guidance on AALS license applications

Guidance on the writing of supporting documentation, risk assessments/benefit analysis, operating procedures, staff training programmes.

We currently work with the following clients:

The College of West Anglia  

Hilltop Outdoor Centre

Twickenham School

Cambridgeshire County Council

Rainbow Rocket Bouldering Centre

Adventure Dolphin Pangbourne

As with all of our bookings, please feel free to contact us so we can discuss exactly what you may need. 



©2017 by vertical relief. Proudly created with