Mountain Walking Instructor Award
The Mountain Walking Instructor Scheme provides comprehensive training and assessment for individuals working as instructors in a professional, semi-professional or voluntary capacity, privately or at mountaineering centres. It integrates training and assessment in a variety of testing conditions in mountainous country.
This award meets the UIAA model standards for mountain walking leaders.
The scheme provides training and assessment in the skills required to teach, and assess mountain leadership and to lead groups in all mountain areas of South Africa.
Completion of a training course alone, without taking and assessment course, is not a qualification in itself, although it may be of considerable benefit to the trainee.
The Scheme comprises of:
Registration and issue of a logbook
A minimum six day training course
Further experience gained during a consolidation period
A four day assessment course
Continuing experience entered in a logbook
Instructor level course
Suits those who wish to instruct the lower levels
Provides a good grounding towards the MIA qualification