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ERCA Traditional Ropes Course Instructor and Generic Rescuer

Overview

This qualification is required if you wish to operate as a high ropes instructor.

Description

Ropes Course Instructor:

The traditional ropes course instructor course is designed for anybody who operates or works on traditional high ropes courses; these are courses with activities such as Jacob’s Ladder, Leap of Faith, High All Aboard and Crate Challenge etc. Typically these courses use an assisted belay system.

This course meets the standard for a person to be qualified as a European Ropes Course Association (ERCA) Traditional High Ropes Course Instructor as set out in EN15567 part 2. ERCA is the national governing body and Technical Outdoor Solutions is the awarding body. The course will cover subjects through practical and theory sessions to enable the group to cover the entire syllabus.

These courses are run at your own centre to enable correct familiarisation and association with equipment for your staff. Training courses will be geared to the specific requirements of your centre or course.  Ensuring that your staff have undergone robust, independent training will provide you with security and peace of mind. We will ensure that you have up to date awareness of industry regulations and how they affect you in addition to advice on maintenance, inspections and equipment.

Generic Rescuer:

This course covers everything you need to know in order to facilitate rescues from Traditional or Adventure Park ropes courses. Whenever a ropes course is in use there should be a rescuer available, should anybody need assistance – the role of the rescuer is additional to the normal duties of the instructor. The course meets the standard for a person to be qualified as a European Ropes Course Association (ERCA) Ropes Course Rescuer, as set out in EN15567 pt 2. ERCA is the national governing body and Technical Outdoor Solutions is the awarding body. There will be both practical and theory sessions to enable the group to cover the entire syllabus.

Entry Requirements

To take part in this course you MUST be over 18 and hold valid first aid certificate, be physically fit and confident at heights.

Further Study

Upon successful completion of this course you could progress onto an Inspector's Qualification.

Newton Rigg College,
Penrith,
Cumbria,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400
enquiries@newtonrigg.ac.uk