National Governing Body and outdoor courses

Brookes Climb is a provider for Mountain Training running personal outdoor skills courses and indoor instructor courses.

Rock Skills

Rock Skills Introduction is ideal for beginner climbers; those who have never climbed on rock and those with limited experience of climbing indoors. One day course. 12 years plus, no experience required.

Rock Skills Intermediate is aimed at people with some experience of climbing who want to improve their movement skills, develop their ropework skills and learn about traditional protection. Two day course. 13 years plus, Completion of a Rock Skills Introduction course OR have logged 10 routes on walls or outdoor crags; and have logged 10 belays of a fellow climber.

The Indoor Climbing Assistant is designed for people who want to support qualified instructors with climbing sessions on artificial structures. People interested in this scheme might be parents, youth workers, young leaders or teachers and the focus is on assisting with core tasks within a session.

The Indoor Climbing Assistant Training/Assessment course involves one day (or potentially two/three evenings) of training and ongoing assessment in a supportive learning environment. Candidates must have experience in the basic skills, attended 5 indoor climbing sessions and belayed on a minimum of 5 indoor climbing sessions

The Climbing Wall Instructor and Climbing Wall Development Instructor courses are being run by Bryn Williams Mountaineering, in conjunction with Brookes Sport, and is based from Brookes Climb. This Mountain Training qualification scheme is for those who are currently involved or keen to become involved in climbing instruction. Details of the syllabus can be viewed on the Mountain Training website. Please note that in order to participate in this course you must have registered with Mountain Training prior to the start of the course.

Man on a rock face

Climbing Wall Instructor

The  Climbing Wall Instructor 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. 

Climbing Wall Instructor Training 

This two day course covers party supervision, safety and coaching movement skills. 

Climbing Wall Instructor Assessment

This is a one day assessment. Candidates must have attended a training course and have logged 30 visits to a climbing wall.

Climbing Wall Development Instructor

The Climbing Wall Development Instructor trains and assesses candidates in the skills required to develop climbers beyond the basic skills. This includes teaching lead climbing on indoor or outdoor artificial climbing walls and structures with fixed protection.

Climbing Wall Development Instructor Training

This one day course covers the skills needed to teach lead climbing indoors. Trainees must hold the either the Climbing Wall Instructor or Rock Climbing instructor award.

Climbing Wall Development Instructor Assessment

This is a one day assessment. Candidates must have attended a training course and have logged 100 lead climbs 50% at French 6a or above.

For all qualifications, trainees must register with the Mountain Training Association.

To register for any of these courses please contact

British Mountaineering Council participation statement

“The BMC recognises that climbing and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participant in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.”

British Mountaineering Council participation statement

The management of this facility asks that all users of the climbing wall read the above notice and accept its contents before entering the wall. New users will be required to complete our registration procedure before using the wall. For more information on the British Mountaineering Council, please visit the BMC website.