SPA Award

Our Single Pitch Award (SPA) training and assessment courses will give you the skills to instruct groups on single pitch rock climbing crags across the UK. We have a number of easily accessible single pitch venues across Snowdonia that are ideal for all parts of the SPA syllabus.

Single Pitch Award Training

Training Dates:

6th - 7th May 2017

29th - 30th July 2017

Cost:

£140 non residential
£155 residential

Our training course will be held on a mixture of crags, each of a different rock type. This will enable a full and varied SPA training course that will give you extra experience in setting up anchors. All aspects of the syllabus will be covered with extra time built to re-address the topics you want to concentrate on. The course will be based from Arete Centre.

Single Pitch Award Assessment

Assessment Dates:

6th- 7th May 2017

29th - 30th July 2017
 

Cost:

£140 non residential
£155 residential

The SPA assessment will be run from Arete Centre. We will give you every opportunity to demonstrate your climbing skills at the SPA level. Our instructors are all experienced and very aware of the standard required for the SPA so you receive a fair assessment.

Residential Accommodation

If you choose to include the accommodation option this will be at Arete Centre. We have a mix of shared rooms, or for a premium a single room can be accommodated. The accommodation is for one night after the first day and includes lunch on both days, an evening meal and breakfast on the second day. Extra nights can be added before and after the course. There is plenty of space to relax in the evenings include a friendly public house just 100m away. For more details on accommodation check out the information on the website.

Further Information

Before booking on to an SPA course you need to have registered with Mountain Training and have an up to date log book. To book on an SPA assessment you need to have either attended an SPA training course or have exemption from Mountain Training. For assessment you need evidence of 40 led climbs some of which at Severe, 20 sessions supervising groups, personal profile and current first aid certificate. Both SPA training and assessment courses will be run from Arete Centre in Snowdonia, North Wales.