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Choose from three levels of IRATA accredited rope access training

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.

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.

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IRATA Qualifications

Rope Access Level 1

IRATA Level 1

Designed for delegates with no experience

The IRATA Level 1 course is designed to take delegates, who have no prior experience, through all the training and examination requirements to be a qualified IRATA Level 1 Technician. A Level 1 technician is defined as a technician who is able to perform a limited range of rope access tasks under the supervision of a Level 3.
The course covers the basic principles of movement on ropes – ascent, descent, changing from ascent to descent, changing from rope to rope, crossing a knot, aid climbing and traversing, passing re-anchors and deviations, use of a back-up system, elementary rigging and rope management and elementary rescue.
IRATA Training level 2

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 and who are looking to progress to a Level 2 Technician. 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 relating to rope access, so this course will provide delegates with that.
The IRATA Rope Access Level 2 is the intermediate qualification and is a stepping stone towards the IRATA Level 3 certificate.
IRATA Training level 3

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

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 .

  • You need to be at least 18 years of age at the start of the course and bring with you a passport photo.
  • You must be physically fit and unaffected by any disability or medical condition that may prevent you from working safely. You need to ensure that you have an adequate level of fitness, are physically able to perform the tasks expected in terms of strength, agility and coordination, and are able to withstand the stresses of the working (training) environment, such as heat, cold, and other inclement weather.
  • You are required to certify that you are fit to attend the course. 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 completing the level 2 or 3 course are required to bring their IRATA Logbook in order 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.
  • All 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.

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