Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI) courses


"Female led, gender inclusive courses in the Lake District"

High quality training and assessment courses in a supportive learning environment 

The Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI) qualification trains and assesses people in the skills required to supervise climbers on single pitch crags and climbing walls. It is seen as an essential qualification for those wishing to work or volunteer with groups at climbing venues.

The Rock Climbing Instructor course is also a brilliant tool for climbers wanting to review their personal skills, allowing them to expand their knowledge of current best practise.

To be awarded the RCI a candidate must complete the 3 day training course, and then pass the separate 2 day assessment. All candidates should leave a minimum of 6 months between training and  assessment courses in order to consolidate the techniques learned and to develop their own personal and group skills.

Before you come on a training course you must be 18 or over, have registered for the award with Mountain Training and have lead outdoors on at least 15 occasions.

RCI Training: £250 (3 days, including 1 day at an indoor climbing wall) 

RCI Assessment: £190 (2 days)

  • 2 day assessment in the north lakes. Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st A...

    Starts Aug 30

    190 British pounds

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  • 2 day assessment in the north lakes. Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th Sep...

    Starts Sep 17

    190 British pounds

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  • 3 day Rock Climbing Instructor training course delivered in the Lakes

    Starts Oct 22

    250 British pounds

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  • Friday 10th June - for those interested in RCI training or assessment


    25 British pounds