The Association of Mountaineering Instructors is the representative body for professionally qualified Mountaineering Instructors in the UK and Ireland. AMI is committed to promoting good practice in all mountaineering instruction. By employing an AMI member you will be in the very best of hands. All AMI members adhere to a professional code of practice and undertake continuing professional development training (CPD).
BAIML represents the UK at UIMLA, the Union of International Mountain Leader Associations, which is the international governing body for International Mountain Leaders. BAIML works closely with UIMLA to develop and promote a worldwide standard for training and assessment.
Mountain Training is the collection of awarding bodies for skills courses and qualifications in walking, climbing and mountaineering in the UK and Ireland. Mountain Training exists to inspire, enable and develop people as walkers, climbers and mountaineers through leadership and coaching excellence.
UIMLA is an international governing body based in France which is representing the IMLs from Andorra, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Italy, Czech Republic, Croatia and Peru. The UIMLA International Mountain Leader and the IFMGA Mountain Guide are the only internationally recognised qualifications in the mountains world-wide.
The association includes European trainers, builders and inspectors of ropes courses as well as organisations working with temporary or stationary ropes courses. ERCA update and optimise existing standards concerning construction, inspection and operation of ropes courses and view themselves as a basis for the exchange of ideas and for research.
Route Setting Association
The Route Setting Association is a representative body for professional Route Setters, internationally. The RSA is committed to promoting best practice for route setting and route setters. Route Setting is one of the most important aspects of any climbing wall, the blend of creative, technical and physical abilities required to set quality routes is only possible after many years of experience, the RSA aims to increase awareness of route setters and promote safe, quality setting.
Association of British Climbing Walls
The Association of British Climbing Walls (ABC) was established in 1994 to promote safe management practices in climbing walls. They work closely with sector partners to support and develop one of the fastest growing sports in the UK. Acting at a national level, the ABC undertakes activities that benefit the whole indoor climbing sector.
British Nordic Walking
British Nordic Walking is run by national Nordic Walking Trainers and a volunteer board of directors, each with a real enthusiasm for developing the Nordic Walking community in the UK through expert training, creating Nordic Walking opportunities from fun events to serious challenges, and disseminating the latest expert understanding of the benefits of Nordic Walking.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
For the past seven decades, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme has inspired and transformed the lives of millions of young people from all walks of life. From volunteering to physical activities, life skills to expeditions, achieving a DofE Award is a passport to a brighter future, valued by employers and universities.
The Institute for Outdoor Learning is the professional body for organisations and individuals who use the outdoors to make a difference for others. We are driven by a vision of Outdoor Learning as a highly valued form of development, education and employment in UK society.