Become a Mountain Training Scotland Mountain Training Skills Scheme Provider

Mountain Training (MTS) welcomes new provider applications for the Mountain Training Personal Skills Courses

Both the Mountain Training Hill & Mountain Skills and the Rock Skills schemes follow the same philosophy - offering quality training experiences, open to all, with no assessment element. Although participants attend for a variety of reasons the emphasis is on introducing skills in a progressive manner to ensure the safe enjoyment of the activity. All of our courses are offered by a network of approved providers. A provider can be an individual or an organisation and with each course offering will need to appoint an approved Mountain Training tutor to run the actual course. All providers of the Mountain Training personal skills training schemes are managed by their national Mountain Training organisation - in this case Mountain Training Scotland.

If you would like more information on the Mountain Training Personal Skills courses please have a look at the appropriate webpage here

What can we offer your groups?

  • Certificates and a registration pack for every participant
  • Access to a Mountain Training digital account including learning resources, a digital logbook to record their adventures and an official record of their course
  • A nationally accredited quality assured Mountain Training course
  • The first step on a pathway to independence or even a career in the outdoors

What can we offer you?

  • A range of nationally accredited courses, which can be incorporated into what you already offer
  • Full induction into Mountain Training's processes and the delivery of the schemes, and access to regular updates and workshops
  • Access to a bank of resources and the Mountain Training team to support your course delivery
  • You will be aligned with our established name, which is recognised and respected for the quality of our schemes across the UK and Ireland outdoor sector

How to become a Skills Provider

Provider and Tutor approval:
Thank you for your interest in becoming involved as a Mountain Training Scotland Provider/Tutor of the Mountain Training personal skills training scheme/s in Scotland. There are several key documents that will be of interest to you, which can be downloaded below. They are the MTS Personal Skills Scheme Quality Manual 2023, Information on becoming a provider/tutor and an application form.

To apply: Please complete the application for Mountain Training personal skills training scheme/s form and email in digital format to Please mark the subject heading ‘MTS Skills Scheme Provider’.

Closing date for applications is midday on the 24th February 2023. We will notify successful applicants selected for induction by email by the 3rd March 2023.

Inductions: Successful applicants MUST be able to attend the following inductions as appropriate:
• Hill and Mountain Skills MTS New Provider/Tutor induction face to face. Morning admin around quality manual and course reports and then afternoon out on the hill to discuss the syllabus and how we might teach certain areas. Venue: Newtonmore/Kingussie - 2nd May 2023
• Rock Skills Rock Skills MTS New Provider/Tutor induction face to face Morning at the crag discuss the syllabus, the different levels of course and how we might teach the syllabus, then afternoon admin and quality manual for those who did not do this on the morning of 2nd May 2023. Venue: Newtonmore/Kingussie - 3rd May 2023

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