2018 Training Courses

Every year, West Sussex Scouts run a number of Instructor courses to train you in the skills needed to safely take members climbing within the framework of the Scout Association’s Adventurous Activity Permit Scheme.

Whether you’ve never taken your section climbing before, or are fed up paying for expensive centre instructors, our course structure is designed with everybody in mind. From those that have climbed extensively, to novices that have never set foot on rock before. See below for the course that suits you best.

2018 Climbing Course Details

Course 1 – Abseiling/Climbing Wall Instructors Course

For people wishing to take members of the Scout Association abseiling on towers or climbing on artificial walls. This covers the basics of the Scout rules and is suited for complete novices and existing climbers alike.

Climbing Wall-Tower Course 2018

Course 2 – Southern Sandstone Instructors Course

For people who have attended the ‘Abseiling / Climbing Wall Instructors Course’ or have experience of climbing / abseiling and wish to take members of the Scout Association climbing on Southern Sandstone outcrops. This builds upon the knowledge gained on the Climbing Wall course.

Sandstone Course 2018

Course 3 – Single Pitch Instructors Course

For people who have attended the ‘Southern Sandstone Leaders Course’ or have experience in setting up belays and wish to gain experience in single pitch climbing. This builds upon skills learned on the Southern Sandstone course.

Single Pitch Course 2018


NB: The dates above are training course. A separate assessment is required for an activity permit. Assessments are arranged on an individual basis as required