Training and Assessment for the ERCA High and Low Ropes Award

The ERCA Traditional Ropes Course Instructor course offers a recognised standard for people who operate or work on traditional high ropes courses.  This can include High and Low Ropes Courses and activities such as Jacob’s Ladder, Leap of Faith, Crate Challenge etc, typically these courses use an auto belay system.

The course includes both practical and theory elements to sufficiently cover the entire syllabus to ensure a wide ranging knowledge. We can run the course from our centre in North Devon, but can also deliver the course at High Ropes courses throughout the UK.

The ERCA training will be based from our site in North Devon, but will also use High Ropes courses throughout Devon. The next ERCA training and assessment is scheduled for the 27th February – 3rd March 2017. Further dates will be added throughout the year, for more information look at our training schedule.

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What's Included in the ERCA Training?

ERCA Traditional High & Low Ropes Instructor

The course complies with the standards required by the ERCA Training Syllabus as set out in EN15567 and includes:

Theory – Norms and ERCA Standards, Law & Insurance, General knowledge & the role of Instructors, General safety standards, Emergency Plans, Site Specific Rules, Basic knowledge of Forces & Safety Systems, Knowledge of knots and harnesses, Understanding of ropes course programmes

Practical – Independent preparation/operation of High Elements, Independent preparation/operation of Low Elements, Spotting and Lifting, Purpose of Exercise, Belaying, Accessing, Facilitation Skills

What does it Cost?

The ERCA training and assessment costs £220 per person, a discounted rate of £200 is available for students (in full time education).


• Minimum age: 18 years old.
• Hold an in-date First Aid certificate.
• Must be confident at height.
• Good physical condition, able to partake in the activity.
• At least one day prior experience on a high ropes course is required. This could be provided at the beginning of the training course.

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If you’ve still got any questions or want to talk through this qualification is appropriate for you, or to book please contact Mark Garland directly on 07973 910120 or e-mail

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