Date(s) - 16/09/2022 - 19/09/2022
Capel Curig Training Camp
Restrictions. This course is open to CFAV’s from the ACF and CCF. ATC and SCC CFAV bids are welcome on a top up basis only. Senior Cadets over 18years may also apply.
Course Content. The Mountain Training Rock Climbing Instructor Training (RCIT) is a 3-day course. A qualified instructor can teach climbing skills, take people climbing, bouldering and abseiling and manage groups safely in these activities. It is valid throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland and is recognised by the Adventure Activities Licensing Scheme.
For the purposes of this scheme, a single pitch route is one which:
• is climbed without intermediate stances
• is described as a single pitch in the guidebook
• allows climbers to be lowered to the ground at all times
• is non-tidal, non-serious and has little objective danger
• presents no difficulties on approach or retreat, such as route finding, scrambling or navigating
Rock Climbing Instructors should be competent in the following key areas, all of which will be covered, to a greater or lesser extent, during your training course.
• Technical Competence (including equipment, anchors, belaying, personal skills, abseiling, background knowledge)
• Management and Decision Making (including planning, organising, managing other staff, managing participants, knowledge and demonstration of techniques)
• Teaching Skills
• The Climbing Environment (including access, conservation, etiquette and ethics)
The prerequisites for registration are as follows:
• You must be at least 18 years old.
• You should be an experienced indoor and outdoor rock climber.
• You should have a genuine interest in climbing and the supervision of groups.
• You must be a member of a mountaineering council: BMC, Mountaineering Scotland or Mountaineering Ireland (you can join one when you register if you’re not already a member).
If you can tick all of the above boxes, here’s what to do next:
• Create an account on our Candidate Management System or log in if you already have one.
• Register for the Rock Climbing Instructor scheme (this costs £45)
• Ensure your MT candidate registration number is put on the CCAT course application.
Before you book onto a Rock Climbing Instructor training course, make sure you have done the following:
• You must be registered on the scheme.
• You must have an up to date logbook (preferably DLOG) with evidence of the following:
• 15 led routes which must be graded rock climbs with traditional protection.
• 15 led routes at a climbing wall.
• 5 led routes which must be outdoor bolt protected sport climbs.
*Ensure you download and read the Rock Climbing Instructor handbook available on the CMS.
*Ensure you complete your DLOG to provide clear evidence that you have attained the minimum pre-requisite experience
CCAT Application Process.
A CCAT course application is available on WESTMINSTER and the CCAT website www.armycadetadventure.co.uk. The course fee is £40.00. An electronic course application is required to be placed onto WESTMINSTER by your ACF/CCF unit. The CCAT course application form should be completed in full, is legible, signed and authorised by your unit ACF/CCF.
The fully completed CCAT course application should then be sent to HQ CCAT, Capel Curig, either by:
a. Email with the payment paid by BACs with student name + course i.e. Smith H1/BRC in the banking reference (preferable).
b. Post with a cheque made payable to CCAT ensuring the name of the student and course is written on the back of the cheque.