Every year, West Sussex Scouts run a number of Instructor courses to train you in the skills needed to safely take members climbing within the framework of the Scout Association’s Adventurous Activity Permit Scheme.
Whether you’ve never taken your section climbing before, or are fed up paying for expensive centre instructors, our course structure is designed with everybody in mind. From those that have climbed extensively, to novices that have never set foot on rock before. See below for the course that suites you best.
Course 1 – Abseiling/Climbing Wall Instructors Course
13th May 2017 – Cost £30.00
For people wishing to take members of the Scout Association abseiling on towers or climbing on artificial walls. This covers the basics of the Scout rules and is suited for complete novices and existing climbers alike.
Course 2 – Southern Sandstone Instructors Course
3rd-4th June 2017 – Cost £35.00
For people who have attended the ‘Abseiling / Climbing Wall Instructors Course’ or have experience of climbing / abseiling and wish to take members of the Scout Association climbing on Southern Sandstone outcrops. This builds upon the knowledge gained on the Climbing Wall course.
Course 3 – Single Pitch Instructors Course
2nd-3rd September 2017 – Cost £40.00
For people who have attended the ‘Southern Sandstone Leaders Course’ or have experience in setting up belays and wish to gain experience in single pitch climbing. This builds upon skills learned on the Southern Sandstone course.