Funding for ML and SPA Courses

added Jan/2010, see all Apex Training news & reviews
Product news by Paul Platt
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Apex Training, based in the Lake District, have been running Mountain Leader (ML) and Single Pitch Award (SPA) training and assessment courses since the late 1990s, and are the largest independent provider of ML courses in the UK. Because the company is a quality assured training provider for the National Skills Academy for Sport & Active Leisure, which works to improve training opportunities in the workforce, candidates can apply to receive up to 60% funding towards fees when booked on certain Apex Training courses.

Candidates must be booked on courses prior to applying for help with funding.

Navigation training on an ML course, 142 kb
Navigation training on an ML course
© Paul Platt - Apex Training

Candidates could receive up to 60% funding for the following Apex Training courses:

  • Mountain Leader (ML) assessment
  • Single Pitch Award (SPA) assessment
  • Walking Group Leader (WGL) assessment
  • Local Cave Leader Award assessment (level two)
  • SPA training course, 119 kb
    SPA training course
    © Paul Platt - Apex Training

Apex ML Courses 2010 (full fees quoted):

Training: £400
Assessment: £410

  • March 14th - 19th
  • April 4th - 9th
  • May 30th - June 4th
  • June 20th - 25th
  • July 18th - 23rd
  • Aug 15th - 20th
  • September 12th - 17th
  • October 24th - 29th
  • November 14th - 19th

Training courses commence 10.30am on a Sunday and finish 5pm the following Friday. Assessment courses commence 3.30pm on a Sunday and finish 5pm the following Friday. NB ML courses book up quickly.

Prices include instruction, fully catered accommodation and transport on the course. All 2010 courses are based at the Holly How YHA in Coniston.

Apex SPA courses 2010 (full fees quoted):

There will be one SPA training course per month from April to October.
Assessment courses run from May to November. Prices are for course only:

Training: £125
Assessment: £140

For more information:

Association of Mountaineering Instructors, 143 kb
Funding through the National Skills Academy, 25 kb

To make a funding application for an MLTUK course that you are booked on visit:

For more information visit Apex Training
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