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IRATA accredited rope access training qualifications

IRATA Level 1

Designed for delegates with no experience

The IRATA Level 1 course is designed to train delegates who have no prior experience in the field. Training and examination requirements will be covered to be qualified as an IRATA Level 1 Technician. A Level 1 technician is able to perform a limited range of rope access tasks. Level 1 technicians work under the supervision of a Level 3.
The course covers the basic principles of movement on ropes. For example, ascent, descent and changing from ascent to descent. You will also learn how to change from rope to rope, crossing a knot, aid climbing and traversing. Also included are passing re-anchors, deviations, using a back-up system, learning elementary rigging and rope management.

IRATA Level 2

For delegates who have a valid, in-date Level 1 IRATA certificate already

The IRATA Level 2 course is for those professionals who hold an in-date Level 1 IRATA certificate. Delegates must have over 1000 logged hours of rope access work.
The Level 2 is for Lead Technicians and will cover rigging working lines, undertaking rescues & performing other rope access tasks under the supervision of a Level 3. Lead Technicians should have a knowledge of legislation, safety requirements and quality assurance procedures.
The IRATA Rope Access Level 2 is the intermediate qualification and is a stepping stone towards the IRATA Level 3 certificate.

IRATA Level 3

For delegates looking to progress into a Level 3 Technician role

The IRATA Level 3 course is designed for candidates who have a valid Level 2 IRATA certificate. Delegates must take this course to progress to a Level 3 technician. Firstly, delegates must have over 1000 logged hours of rope access work.
This course covers site supervision for rope access work projects and relevant work techniques. Moreover, legislation, advance rescue techniques and provides a comprehensive level of detail.
Delegates of this course must also hold an appropriate current first-aid certificate. This is to show that suitable emergency first aid training has been undertaken.
Delegates must have knowledge of IRATA Training, Assessment and Certification. They must also be familiar with the contents of the IRATA ICOP.

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Key information

The assessment takes place on the final day of the course. An external examiner will assess you on all aspects which you covered earlier in the week .

  • Must be 18 years of age at the start of the course and bring with you a passport photo.
  • Will be physically fit and unaffected by any disability or medical condition. This includes anything that may prevent you from working safely. You need to ensure that you have an adequate level of fitness. Delegates must be physically able to perform the tasks expected in terms of strength, agility and coordination. Additionally, you must be able to withstand the stresses of inclement weather in the working environment.
  • Trainees must also certify they are fit enough to attend the course. For example, the minimum requirement is a self-certification statement (CTS Ltd Medical Assessment Form F-026).
  • For levels 2 and 3 courses, delegates must have logged 1,000 hours of rope access work and must produce their IRATA Logbook to evidence this
  • Delegates must bring their IRATA Logbook after completing course levels 2 or 3. This is to demonstrate they have logged enough working hours to sit the course.
  • All delegates are required to bring work boots and clothing that is appropriate for climbing.
  • Lastly, delegates will also need to bring a valid in-date photo ID. e.g. driving licence or passport.

Each level costs £650 + VAT

Each of these IRATA course lasts 5 days.

What is Rope Access?

IRATA Rope access courses are accredited by the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association. You will work on the skills for a certification needed for an 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 Rope Access 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.

Re-validation & Re-qualifications

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 re-qualifications. You will have the ability to demonstrate your high standards associated with your IRATA accredited status.

IRATA accredited re-validation 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.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, or can’t see any upcoming availability, please contact us and we will be happy to help!