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Deaf Awareness in Rock Climbing

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1 Day Course

Typical duration: 10am-4pm

Delivered by: Deaf Climbing UK in association with iDID Adventure

This deaf awareness course has been specifically designed for the context of rock climbing and will provide your staff, instructors and management team, with the skills to confidently provide, or support, rock climbing sessions for deaf/deafened or hard of hearing individuals.

With a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, you will leave the course ready to get started. The first half of the day explores what deafness means, current social perceptions and how the law affects you. The second half of the day focuses on the practical side of inclusive rock climbing and provides a unique opportunity to put your learning to the test..

If you are an instructor looking for an individual place on one of our courses, check out our open course schedule for 2016.

Course Outcomes:

  • Understand different levels of deafness and how that impacts communication
  • Be aware of legislation and how it affects your organisation
  • Appreciate the importance of clear communication
  • Gain a knowledge of different methods of communication used by deaf people
  • Understand the role of British Sign Language
  • Feel confident to provide rock climbing to deaf/deafened/hard of hearing individuals

Course Content:


  • Definitions & Terminology
  • Communication Methods
  • Legislation and you
  • Reasonable Adjustment
  • Sign Climb System


  • Deaf awareness in practice
  • Sign Climb System training


Training can be booked at your venue for up to 8 staff members.

Exclusive to this course



Full day course from £300

Contact us to book your training course