CLIMBING WALL AWARD TRAINING **IMPORTANT**
The CWA Syllabus includes: Please read the section overleaf regarding cancellation, or non-attendance.
This scheme is for climbers who are in a position of responsibility when supervising MLTE HAS NOTED THAT TOO MANY CANDIDATES ARE COMING ON
climbing activities on indoor or outdoor climbing walls and towers. This includes a wide COURSES WITHOUT THE REQUIRED EXPERIENCE IN THEIR LOGS
range of structures utilised for these activities which will refer to as „walls‟. It is primarily AND/OR WITHOUT READING THE SYLLABUS AND REQUIREMENTS. If
concerned with ensuring good practice, leading to the safe enjoyment of climbing activities, you attend without the required experience and logbook, you will be asked to
and to an understanding of the sport. It covers the supervision and management of activities leave, and no refund will be given. Please, either enquire if you are unsure about
such as bouldering, the teaching of basic movement skills and roped climbing, excluding the your experience or logbook, or apply when you do have enough experience.
teaching of leading.
An additional module is available for those candidates who wish to supervise abseiling and YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO LEAD BOLTED CLIMBS, USING YOUR OWN OR
PRE-PLACED QUICK-DRAWS, AND SECOND OTHERS. Grade, however, is not
top-roping activities on those walls which have top access. important at training. This is, potentially, a dangerous activity with the risk of serious injury or
The completion of a training course alone, without an assessment course, is not a qualification. death. You may take falls onto equipment placed by you but not checked by us. It is
impossible for us to guarantee your safety at all times, as sometimes you may be out of our
The Course is Run by: direct control. If you feel unhappy about any of this, please DO NOT join the course. More
Mountain Activities Ltd, a course provider for the Walking Group Leader, Mountain information is available if you require it. Mountain Activities will not accept liability for
Walking Leader and Single Pitch Awards for over 12 years. Course directors hold a accidents/injuries in such cases unless CLEARLY due to their negligence.
minimum of the Mountain Instructor‟s Award, have extensive experience of ML course If you wish to join this course please return an application form with the
provision and are individually approved by MLTE. relevant deposit. The applicant will need to pay the balance 4 weeks prior to
attendance. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. On
The courses are attendance only. The fees include: receipt of your application, full course details will be sent from Mountain
All course tutoring and administration, specialist equipment not listed on the kit list
The course fees do not include: Please See the Website for latest Course Dates and
Registration with the MLTE, or reference books related to the course. Prices
Climbing Wall Entry Fee
Food or accommodation To apply for a course, please contact Mountain Activities via email, phone or
Provision of any personal equipment post:
Transport to, from and during the course
Mountain Activities, Quince Tree Cottage, Green Lane,
To attend a Training Course, you must: South Chailey, East Sussex BN8 4BT
Be not less than 17 years old Tel: 01273 400415
Have a genuine interest in indoor climbing and group supervision. Mobile: 07710 345322
Meet the minimum requirements of the MLTE for registration on the CWA scheme.
Have registered with MLTE, or one of the other home nation training boards in the UK
Have at least 6 months climbing experience, including leading bolted routes on walls PLEASE REMEMBER: You must register for the Climbing Wall Award. You must also
Have climbed at three different walls on at least 15 different occasions fulfil the minimum requirements for attending the course, as laid down by MLTE. You
Have climbed at least one major public wall can contact MLTE at: Siabod cottage, Capel Curig, Conwy LL24 OET, tel. 01690 720
Have an understanding of the wider sport of climbing and, ideally, have climbed outdoors 314 or see www.mlte.org for more details.
Have completed a Mountain Activities application form and medical/consent form.
Mountain Leader Training England Courses
A non-returnable deposit is required at the time booking, and the balance is due on the date stated on the booking form.
If you cancel within 4 weeks of the start of a course, or fail to attend, you will be liable for the full course fee, unless you find a suitable
replacement paying the full amount due.
On courses marked “tuition fee only” candidates are expected to pay their own accommodation and catering costs.
Sometimes Mountain Activities staff or others may offer lifts to candidates in their own cars, either to/from or during a course. These
arrangements are nothing to do with Mountain Activities Limited, and as such are offered on a goodwill basis. No right to travel is intended
or implied. They are non-commercial arrangements, and any payments are made solely on a cost-sharing basis. No liability is implied or
accepted by the Mountain Activities for any loss or damage experienced by a candidate in such cases.
It is the responsibility of the candidate to obtain (from the MLTE), read and fulfil the requirements for attendance on any course. The course
director reserves the right to terminate the course for anyone who does not fulfil these pre-requirements, or to refuse to endorse a candidate‟s
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logbook, even if they do attend. No refund will be made if this occurs.
The right to alter or cancel a course is reserved. If Mountain Activities Limited cancel a course prior to commencement and through no fault
of the participant then refunds will be given in full. No liability for consequential loss is accepted.
Details of start and finish times are supplied prior to attending, along with an outline programme, accommodation details and any kit
requirements as appropriate.
Candidates are advised to insure themselves against cancellation or curtailment, personal injury and loss or damage to personal effects and
equipment. Mountain Activities Limited cannot be held responsible for the loss or damage to personal effects/equipment, howsoever
It is essential that you fill out the Mountain Activities Medical Form (supplied after booking) prior to attending. Mountain Activities (MLTE formally MLTB)
Limited cannot accept any liability for any loss or injury caused by a medical condition that was not disclosed. Disclosure of a medical The National Governing Body
problem will not necessarily preclude you from attending. See www.mlte.org
Tuition and Safety
Mountain Activities is an approved a MLTE centre (no. 139), for CWA, SPA, WGL & summer ML. Course Directors are approved by
Mountain Leader Training England, and are very experienced course directors.
All other instructors will be qualified to the standard required by MLTE and will also be very experienced.
Although MLTE sets the syllabus for each course, the exact programme will vary depending on the weather, experience of the candidates,
location etc. However, an outline programme will be provided prior to attending.
Safety is of paramount importance. Therefore, candidates are expected to agree to act on any requests that staff consider necessary.
Mountain Activities Limited reserves the right to terminate a course immediately for any person who refuses to act on the advice of course
Keith Fleming / Mountain Activities Limited are insured for public, professional and employer‟s liability for £5 million.
The following statement has been adapted from the British Mountaineering Council Participation Statement, and whilst may seem a little „heavy‟, it is
The Climbing Wall Award scheme is aimed at persons wishing to
important to include it.
lead groups, and individuals, in the UK on: Climbing Walls and
“Climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are activities that can carry the risk of serious injury or death, and by booking the candidate
acknowledges and accepts these risks. The candidate must take full responsibility for their own actions and involvement, and cannot hold Keith artificial structures, both indoor and outdoor. A bolt on unit also
Fleming, Mountain Activities Limited, or any other staff responsible for loss or injury during the course, unless proven to be due to their negligence”
covers top belaying and abseiling. It is nationally recognised
award & is operated in England by Mountain Leader Training
England (formally the MLTB). Similar schemes exist in the other
home nations of the UK.
The above information will be used to send candidates course information - please ensure you give us email/telephone information that is
answered/checked by you and not general information, such as for a school office
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CWA TOP ACCESS/ABSEIL TOP UP TRAINING £55.00
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