Accreditation of Prior Learning
For experienced and active coaches currently working at a high level, there is a process for“Direct Entry” to the assessment as a Development Coach: If you have registered, have appropriate experience and have completed the training modules for Foundation and Development Coach, you can complete your portfolio of coaching experience, and proceed directly to the Development Coach Assessment.
If you have extensive prior learning through an equivalent coaching scheme, and current experience of coaching climbing, you may be able to apply for Accredited Prior Learning. For example, coaches from another sport who have completed equivalent coach education courses may be able to gain exemption from the Coaching Foundations course. All applications for APL will be approved by the MTUK screening committee, and whilst they will be collectively compared, each application will be considered on its individual merits.