Single Pitch Supervisor Award

Instruction Duration:
4 days
Consolidation Period:
3 months
Assessment Duration:
1 day

The award covers:

  • Equipment usage and care
  • Lead climbing of trad routes
  • Lead climbing of sport routes
  • Belay techniques
  • Bolted and trad anchor systems
  • Basic understanding of Fall factors and impact forces in the safety chain
  • Group supervision
  • Releasable and retrievable abseils
  • Ascending the rope
  • Hauling systems and stuck climbers
  • Escaping the system
  • Rope types and uses
  • 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
  • Access to any location where escape is not easily possible from the top and the bottom of a climb
  • Multi-pitch rock climbing and it’s supervision

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.


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