Wall Climbing Supervisor Award

Instruction Duration:
Consolidation Period:
Assessment Duration:
1 day


  • Equipment usage and care
  • Top rope anchors using bollards, trees, bolts and spikes
  • Artificial (bolted) anchor points
  • Belay techniques
  • Supervising top roping
  • Supervising bottom roping
  • Supervising bolted lead climbing
  • Supervising bouldering
  • Rock climbing grading systems
  • Rope types and uses, and equipment care
  • Personal abseiling
  • Escaping the system
  • Basic understanding of Fall factors and impact forces in the safety chain
  • Emergency Procedures
  • MDT and NQF training and qualification structure and skills

Scope and remit of the qualification

The award does not cover:
  • Access to any location where escape is not easily possible from the top and the bottom of a climb
  • The skills needed to approach and retreat from mountain crags
  • Multi-pitch rock climbing
  • The use of traditional anchors
  • The skills required to supervise group abseiling

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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