ERCA High Ropes Instructor Courses - Ireland


ERCA High Ropes Instructor, Ballyhass Mallow

  • Suitable Ages 18 yrs +

  • Course Length 5 Days

  • Location Ballyhass Mallow

  • Accreditation ERCA

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The European Ropes Course Association (ERCA) Traditional High Ropes Instructor Course is a 5-day course designed to train aspiring instructors to operate a high ropes course safely and competently.

This course is run over 5 days and upon completion, will certify you to instruct Traditional High Ropes Courses with elements such as Jacob's Ladder, the Leap of Faith, Gladiator Challenge, Crate Stack, etc.
The ERCA Traditional High Ropes Instructor is an internationally recognized award. 

ERCA was formed by the German Ropes Course Association in 2003 due to their relationship growing with neighboring countries. ERCA has become a driving force for the ropes course industry since its formation and each year, pushes the industry's professional standards to even greater heights.

Click Book Now to see what public corse dates are available, or alternatively call us to schedule a private course - 022-27773


Length - 5 Days

Where - Ballyhass Mallow High Ropes Course 

Min Age - 18

Max No. - 10 participants

Outdoor Training Academy are delighted to offer you an unparalleled training experience that is both certified by the European Ropes Course Association (ERCA) and delivered in collaboration with Vertex Training, an accredited ERCA Training Body.

At the Outdoor Training Academy, we take immense pride in our team of ERCA-certified trainers who bring a wealth of expertise and experience to every training session. We have chosen to partner with Vertex for the purpose of maintaining the highest standards of quality assurance and ensuring an exceptional training journey for our valued participants.




General knowledge and the role of the instructor 

Instruction of participants 

Norms and ERCA Standards 

Assessment of participants 

Laws and Insurance 

Supervising participants 

Medical check of participants 

Appropriate behaviour on the ropes course 

Site specific rule 

Self-experiencing ropes course usage 

Emergency plans 

Preparation and operation of high elements 

General Safety Standards 

Belaying techniques 

Equipment Care and Maintenance 

Daily visual routine inspection of the ropes course 


Routine check of PPE 

Basic knowledge of forces and safety systems 

Self-belay and accessing techniques 

Knots and harnesses 

Facilitation skills 

Understanding ropes course programs 

18 Years of age

Valid First Aid Certificate including CPR and AED use (award validity according to national regulations) (Book Here)

Confident at Height

Good physical condition (able to partake on the RC program without difficulty)

At least 1 days prior experience on a High RC. This experience can be provided at the start of the training course. 


Please contact us if you are unsure of any of the above

The ERCA Traditional High Ropes Instructor Award is valid for 3 years from the time of completion.


Validation becomes suspended after 3 years unless a refresher course is completed. 


Refresher Courses are 1 day in length and will revalidate the Award for a further 3 years


**NOTE: If more than 4 years elapse from the date of assessment or 2 refresher courses, then the award will expire and the full course will have to be attended and completed to become re-validated.

All Public course dates are open online and can be booked through the website.

Alternatively, call 022-27773 or email

For private courses at your venue, call or email us

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