If you're involved with climbing in any way shape or form, then it is likely you would have heard of National Governing Body (NGB) Awards, but you may not know what they actually are.
These are awards achieved through the national governing body for climbing and mountaineering, Mountain Training.
|Qualification/Award Name||Abbreviation||Previous Name||Previous Abbreviation||Remit|
|Indoor Climbing Asssistant||N/A||N/A||N/A||Award not yet launched.|
|Climbing Wall Instructor||CWI||Climbing Wall Award||CWA|
Supervising climbers on purpose built artificial climbing walls and boulders, excluding abseil.
|Climbing Wall Instructor (Abseil)||CWIA||Climbing Wall Award (Abseil)||CWAA||Supervising climbers on purpose built artificial climbing walls and boulders, including abseil.|
|Climbing Wall Development Instructor||CWDI||Climbing Wall Leading Award||CWLA||Teaching lead climbing skills on indoor or outdoor artificial climbing walls and structures with fixed protection.|
|Rock Climbing Instructor||RCI||Single Pitch Award||SPA||Supervising safe climbing and abseiling sessions on single pitch crags and artificial structures.|
|Rock Climbing Development Instructor||N/A||N/A||N/A||Award not yet launched.|
|Mountaineering Instructor Award||MIA||N/A||N/A||Instructing mountaineering, including all aspects of summer rock climbing, including the coaching of lead climbing, and scrambling.|
|Mountaineering Instructor Certificate||MIC||N/A||N/A||Instructing mountaineering and climbing skills in the winter.|