I think it would be great for you to become a Provider of the CWA and CWLA. It sounds like you will have a good market and slipping into Pete’s shoes would be great. We review our providership quota on an annual basis and the applications for 2018 have now all been processed – we are running the induction workshops right now. You would need to apply for 2019 and send in your application by the end of August next year. We will also be rolling out the new Rock Skills courses and Indoor Climbing Assistant later next year which I reckon would be right up your ally too.
To be honest you represent exactly the sort of provider we want (active climber, experienced course director, experienced teacher and coach, female (!), well connected to market etc). As long as you can demonstrate that you won’t just be taking work away from existing providers in the area I think you would make a strong application. In the end it gets considered by the screening committee and goes to our October board meeting but Mark and I would be happy to chat to you before that.