/ Becoming a climbing instructor.
Thank you in advance.
But I would definitely recommend a CWA/SPA and working at an indoor wall to get a flavour of the industry, with your 6 years experience doing trad, you would have no trouble at all getting either award.
Partially true, ML summer is a prerequisite but SPA is not.
As a first step I would recommend approaching a few of your local outdoor pursuits companies, find one where they're willing to have you along to observe/assist on some outdoor sessions. You can immediately begin to log these sessions as relevant experience, and if the instructors like you they may well help you towards becoming qualified. You will, of course, need to be willing to work for nothing to start with.
If you've got 6 years experience then you might as well go for the SPA rather than the CWA - you'll get it easily and it allows you to work outdoors.
ML would also be a good qualification to get. It will allow you to progress to MIA and make you much more attractive to outdoor activity centres.
If you want to work abroad then have a look at the IML
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