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.

The course will cover subjects through both practical and theory sessions to enable the group to cover the entire syllabus.

These courses can be 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.

General Requirements

Minimum age: 18 years old

  • Hold an in-date First Aid certificate
  • Must be confident at height
  • Good physical condition, able to partake in the activity
  • At least one day prior experience on a high ropes course is required.  This could be provided at the beginning of the training course

Course details

Minimum duration 3.5 days, including assessment.

Cost: £295 per person (+VAT).

For further details regarding training courses, to book onto a course or for staff training at your own centre, please contact us.


2017 Course Dates

This course is normally run in conjunction with the ERCA Generic Rescuer Course. You can take part in just one of the courses or do them back to back if you like.

  • 2nd – 5th April
  • 11th – 14th June

“I know my responsibilities as a Ropes Course Instructor – what I can do and what laws apply to Working at Height.”  Comment from a learner on a recent training course.
“My skills have improved dramatically.  I now know what it is to be an ERCA Instructor and the professional standards that it involves.”  Comment from a member of staff on an assessment at Creepy Valley, Jersey.