CWA Training

Climbing Wall Award training lasts for 2 days and will be run by one of our approved Providers in the UK. A variety of cost packages are available depending on what's included; food, accommodation etc. so you can choose one that's right for you.

The Climbing Wall Award trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to supervise climbers on purpose built artificial climbing walls and boulders. It is ideal for people who work at climbing walls or at venues with permanent or mobile climbing towers. There is also an optional Abseil Module (often run in conjunction with the Climbing Wall Award) which is all about supervising abseiling in climbing walls.

What do I need to do?

Minimum age

You must be at least 17 years old (18 at assessment).

Experience

You should have at least 6 months of experience of using a variety of climbing walls.

Prior Training

An interest in climbing and in supervising groups on climbing walls.

Register

Create an account on the MTA Candidate Management System or log in if you already have one.

Register* for the Climbing Wall Award scheme

*In order to register successfully you must be a member of a mountaineering council (e.g. British Mountaineering Council, Mountaineering Council of Scotland or Mountaineering Ireland).

CWA Assessment

The Climbing Wall Award assessment is a minimum of 6 hours.

Assessments are run by one of our approved Providers and a variety of cost packages are available, depending on what's included; food, accommodation etc. so you can choose one that's right for you.