Children’s Courses

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At The Tower we offer courses suitable for juniors aged 8 and upwards to participate in, these courses are run on Saturdays during term time.

The first course that we run is the junior beginner climbing course. This course lasts six weeks and we have them starting every half term. The course is suitable for any child aged 8-18 who has little or no previous climbing experience.

During the first six weeks participants get to do lots of climbing and start to learn how to use the wall safely and independently. If they enjoy the first six weeks then they can move onto the junior intermediate climbing, these run in six week half termly blocks also.

With all courses, all of the specialist equipment that is required is provided.

Term Time Courses

Junior Beginner Climbing Course (Term time only)

Course Duration: 6 Weeks
Time: Mondays 5-6.30pm, Saturdays 10-11.30am & 12-1.30pm
Cost: £60

Junior Intermediate Climbing Course (Term time only)

Course Duration: 6-12 Weeks
Time: Mondays 5-6.30pm, Saturdays 10-11.30am & 12-1.30pm
Cost: £60 per 6 week block

Please see next available course dates on the left hand side of each web page.

During these courses students work on a scheme called NICAS (National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme), this has 5 different levels (more detailed information below). In the beginner and intermediate sessions participants will work towards NICAS levels 1 and 2.

Once students have passed NICAS level 2 they can come along to our top rope drop in sessions on a Saturday from 2-4pm and work on NICAS level 3 and improve their top rope climbing. On average it takes candidates between 4-12+ months to complete level 3 depending on how often they come and how motivated they are to complete the level.

Tope Rope drop in Sessions (Term time only)

Course Duration: On going
Time: 2-4pm on Saturdays
Cost: £8.20 per session or £45 for a block of 6 weeks
If paying per session the session must be booked and paid for 24 hours in advance, this can be done in person, over the phone or online.

School Holidays

During the school holidays we run drop in sessions on Saturdays from 12-2pm for children at any stage on any of our courses, working on any NICAS level 1,2 or 3. These must be booked and paid for in advance either via phone, in person or online.

School Holiday Top Rope Drop in Sessions

Course Duration: On going
Time: 12-2pm Saturdays (Outside of term time)
Cost: £8.20 per session (Must be booked and paid for in advance)

Please note during some school holidays the drop in sessions are cancelled, please contact us to check.

At The Tower we also run NICAS level 4 and 5 on a Friday evening as drop in sessions. Before starting level 4 candidates must attend a six week introduction course. Please contact us for more information on level 4 and 5.

Junior Lead Climbing

Junior Lead Climbing Introduction Course

(Run on a demand basis, please contact us if you are interested)
Course Duration: 6 weeks
Time: 5-7pm Fridays
Cost £65

Lead Climbing Drop In Sessions (Working towards NICAS L4&5)

Course Duration: On going
Time: 5-7pm Fridays
Cost: £8.20 per session or £45 for a block of 6 weeks
If paying per session the session must be booked and paid for 24 hours in advance, this can be done in person, over the phone or online.

Web Bookings System Link (For existing members only):

https://sportsbookings.leicester.gov.uk/connect

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