Multi Pitch Supervisor Award

Instruction Duration:
Consolidation Period:
Assessment Duration:
2 days


  • Equipment usage and care
  • Access & the environment
  • Knowledge of, selection and placing protection equipment, including multi-point anchors
  • The science of climbing, including impact forces and fall factors
  • Route finding
  • Lead climbing
  • Multi pitch climbing including single and double rope techniques
  • Escaping/retreat from multi pitch routes
  • Avoiding and solving common problems
  • Rope management, knots, running belays
  • Abseiling from improvised anchor points
  • Emergency procedures
  • MDT and NQF training and qualification structure and skills
  • Scope and remit of the qualification

The award does not cover:

  • The skills needed to approach and retreat from mountain crags
  • The supervision or leadership of other climbers
  • Aid climbing

Courses (and associated assessment) aimed at the abseiling, hiking and rock climbing supervisor responsible for group activities.

Courses are designed to flow in a complimentary system toward each level. Some systems (R.I.A / K.I.A) require additional modules as their scope of operation overlaps with those programs. For example a Rock or Kloofing Instructor requires Walking Group Leader as a supplement. Likewise an M.I.A can have Kloofing exclusion.


Get In Touch

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.