Continuing Professional/Personal Development

Peak Mountain Training offers a number of development courses for existing national governing body award holders. Regardless of whether you are required to do some form of continuing professional development as part of your employment or Association Membership, or you would just like an update, our one-day CPD workshops will be of interest. 


Some of our CPD workshops will be advertised directly via Mountain Training Association, AMI or BMG so please keep an eye on our 'course dates' pages using the CPD filter.


PLEASE NOTE:  All our CPD can also be offered on a bespoke basis so if you are a group please contact us and we can discuss arranging a course to suit your own dates.


Our established CPD workshops:


'Turbo RCI'

Sometimes it helps to think outside the box.  We invented the 'Turbo RCI' concept - an imaginative look at what can be done within the remit of the Rock Climbing Instructor qualification. Including teaching progressions, lead climbing progressions, additional rope systems and coaching models - the aim is to give participants a range of enhanced skills to maximise the value and extent to which they can operate as Rock Climbing Instructors.  This is our flagship CPD course and has been well received by students and members of the training boards alike. 


'Lumps, Bumps & Overused Needles'   (coaching navigation)

This course takes a look at ways to develop navigation skills in other people, by: taking a close look at navigation itself; identifying key skills; developing progressions and applying existing coaching models. Participants can expect to come away with clear templates with which to introduce, teach and develop navigation techniques. The course is designed to be applicable to the teaching of navigation at all levels.



Personal Mentoring

If  you are interested in personal development longer term or are perhaps working towards a particular award, we are happy to discuss a variety of options and put together a personalised programme.  This could be as short as one or two days, or a number of days spread out over a year, or longer.  This is a highly individualised product but one where you potentially access the most direct and most hands-on experience alongside ourselves.  In many cases we are able to introduce you to real instructional/guiding opportunities or perhaps accompany you along with your own clients.   With direct supervision you get a chance for some real practice in real situations or an opportunity to discuss/review your existing methods and techniques. Because we have direct experience of both training and assessing candidates at all award levels, our constructive feedback and valuable coaching will help steer you in right direction - not just towards an assessment "pass" but towards realising your full potential as an accomplished leader, instructor or guide.