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    Instructor Consultancy

    Eddy Young has over 30 years of experience of climbing instructor consultancy training all across Europe. He is one of the few trainers that holds the Mountain Instructor Award and the European Ropes Course Association Train the Trainer Award (for Traditional and Adventure Parks), so you can rest assured that your staff will be trained to the highest standards.

    Whether it is training staff on a climbing wall, high-ropes course or zip-wire, we can help create a bespoke training and assessment programme for your centre and staff within the remit of UK law. We can also ensure that your own training policies, risks assessments and procedures to ensure the training is compliant with the standards required. With Eddy’s experience, he can give technical advice on structures such as Bouldering and Climbing Walls, High Rope Courses, local cliffs and mountain activities.

    Some of Eddy's current clients are: Hampshire County Council (Tile Barn, Runsways End and Calshot Activity Centre), Via Ferrata Cornwall, Go Ape Southampton and Moors Valley, Project Climbing Centre, Boulder Shack, Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre, Marwell Activity Centre, Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Activity Centre, YMCA Fairthorne Manor, BF Adventure, New Forest Care and Sparsholt College.

    We also have close links with Vertex Instructor Training who can run ERCA Instructor Awards with Eddy Young as your Trainer. Some of Vertex's clients that Eddy has worked for are: Haven Holidays, TUI, the RAF, the Royal Navy and Ski Dubia.

    Instructor Training

    Costs / Training hours for site specific qualifications only.

    Training and assessment hours will depend on experience of staff. The times quoted are the minimum required, and depend on the type of structure and how many elements you have.

    Traditional High Ropes Courses: 1- 8 people – training (not zip wire): min 28 hours training and 8 hours assessment (not zip wire)
    Climbing Wall: 1- 8 people – min 16 hours training and 8 hours assessment
    Abseil Tower: 1- 8 people – min 16 hours training and 4 hours assessment
    Hoist Training: 1- 8 people – for climbing with people with disabilities. (8 hours)
    PPE Inspection 1 – 8 people – training only (8 hours)
    Via Ferrata: 1- 8 people – Training and assessments, please contact us
    Rescue training and assessments: 1- 6 people – Training and assessments, please contact us

    Cost per day (8 hours) for training and assessments: This may vary depending on location so please email or call to discuss your requirements.

    Consutancy and Safety Support

    With Eddy’s experience he can give technical support on structures such as Climbing walls, High Rope Courses, local cliffs and mountain activities.

    Cost on application, with first contact meeting free if local in Dorset and Hampshire.

    General topics such as these can be covered:

    Instructor consultancy, training and assessment process
    Employers responsibilities for staff training and assessments within the outdoor industry
    Daily visual inspections of structures
    PPE inspections and thorough inspections
    Risk assessments and SOPs support
    Working at height requirements within the outdoor industry
    Instructor rescue training and assessments
    Emergency action plans
    Climbing wall and outdoor centre audits with follow up support and clear guidance on feedback

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