IRATA Rope Access Training Courses
Rope access training courses accredited by IRATA, the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association, give you the skills you need to work in entry-level (Rope Access Level 1), intermediate (Rope Access Level 2) and advanced (Rope Access Level 3) roles within the rope access industry.
With three levels of IRATA accredited rope access training courses to choose from, we can help you to progress to the next stage in your career – and climb the next rung on the rope ladder.
We hold several courses each month with each training lasting for five days. We recommend booking in advanced as spots fill up quickly. Check individual course pages below for upcoming availability.
We can also organise revalidation and requalification courses, allowing you to gain IRATA accredited certification to prove that you still hold the skills relevant to your level.
Rope Access Level 1
IRATA level 1 training qualifies you to work in the rope access industry in the UK and abroad, and is designed for delegates with no prior experience or insufficient experience for the higher levels.
Training takes place over five days, with assessment on the final day. You will learn essential rope skills, including ascent, descent, changing direction, switching to another rope, crossing a knot, aid climbing and traversing, passing re-anchors and deviations, using backup ropes, rigging and rope management, and basic rescue.
Most equipment is provided on-site for you. Delegates will need sturdy footwear and suitable clothing. A valid photo ID such as a passport or driving licence is also required. Lastly, please bring with you a separate, passport-sized photograph and an acceptable self-certification medical assessment form.
Rope Access Level 2
IRATA level 2 training is for level 1 technicians with at least 500 hours of logged rope access work, and progresses you to an intermediate stage in your professional development, allowing you to work directly under level 3 supervisors.
Skills gained under this training course include rigging lines, undertaking rescues and completing other rope access tasks, as well as broader knowledge about the legislation, quality assurance obligations and safety requirements as they apply to professional rope work.
Basic requirements are the same as for the level 1 training course, except that you should also ensure you bring your IRATA Logbook to prove that you have logged the requisite 1,000 hours.
Rope Access Level 3
IRATA level 3 training gives you the most comprehensive skill set and background knowledge of rope work. This course is available only to level 2 technicians with over 1,000 hours of relevant rope access work logged.
By the completion of your training course, you should be able to:
- Supervise rope access working sites with aptitude in all relevant techniques
- Demonstrate skills carried over from levels 1 and 2
- Have knowledge of advanced rescue techniques
- Show understanding of IRATA training and code of practice.
You will also hold a valid and current First Aid certificate by the end of your assessment.
Entry onto a level 3 course requires you to bring your IRATA Logbook which should show at least 1,000 hours of relevant logged work. Other than that the basic entry requirements are the same.
Revalidation & Requalifications
Revalidation is a way to renew your certification at a particular level. For example, if your existing certificate is due to expire which is typically three years after your prior assessment.
You will require a valid and in-date certificate in order to practise as an IRATA accredited rope access technician. Rope access technicians can receive IRATA accreditation at levels 1, 2 and 3.
Continue your personal and professional development through requalifications. You will have the ability to demonstrate your high standards associated with your IRATA accredited status.
IRATA accredited revalidation can allow you to continue practising at your current level. Alternatively, you can also use this platform to build on your proven skills and work towards higher level accreditations.
How to Book
Visit the page for the course you are interested in to check upcoming availability and book using the calendar tool. Keep in mind that any dates marked red are fully booked, while dates in green are still available.
To proceed with booking a particular date or dates, just click the ‘Book Now’ button and complete the checkout process.
Additionally, we can arrange a five-day refresher and retesting course if you require re-validation or re-qualification. Simply contact us directly to request the five-day refresher and retesting course when you are ready.