TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT SCHEME
The ACIA currently operates with several levels of qualification. These
are sequential and each builds upon the knowledge, skills, and
experience of the preceding level. At each level there is a training
course and subsequent assessment, separated by an interim training period
with a logbook requirement. The levels are:
Top Rope/Abseil Guide (TRG)
It should be noted that candidates are not necessarily required to complete any assessments. The scheme is available to those who wish to complete the training courses without undergoing any assessment. This would suit people who just wish to acquire more skills and knowledge but are not interested in working in the industry and hence do not require a qualification.
Note: All course costings are shown at the end of the Course Schedule page.
TOP ROPE / ABSEIL GUIDE
Top Rope Guide Preliminary Course - 2 days
Over 2 days, candidates will be introduced to rock climbing equipment and instruction basics from the ACIA perspective. Course content will include: participation in a short climbing and abseiling session guided by our instructors; introduction to equipment, traditional gear, knots and anchor principles; gear placement and anchor construction incorporating traditional gear, natural features, bollards, trees and bolts.
Top Rope Guide Course - 3 days
Top Rope Guide Assessment - 1 day
SINGLE PITCH GUIDE