Pacific Ropes Blog

Upgrading to Level 2 or Level 3

So you're thinking about upgrading to Level 2 or Level 3 (IRATA or SPRAT)? Or you may have just registered with us for your upgrade training. Before you attend training, here are a few reminders that will help prepare you for the week:

  • Make sure you review all theory and practical components of your current level. It is expected that you are competent with all requirements of your current level before you show up for your upgrade course. There will be many new things to learn during your training and we will have no time to review previous level requirements. So, please make sure you go through the syllabus of your current level and make sure you can complete everything successfully.
  • What happens if I can't complete everything at my current level? You have a few options! If scheduling works out, make sure you attend our open gym nights. They are free!!! And we host them just to give you the opportunity to practice. So take advantage of them! Your second option is to sign up for a refresher course. You pay hourly for a private lesson with one of our L3 Trainers and you take as long as you want to complete everything in the syllabus.
  • Confirm that your current certification is valid on the day of your assessment. 
  • Make sure by the time you show up for training, you will have at least 1 years' experience and 1000 working hours recorded and signed off in your logbook. One year is calculated exactly one day after your previous assessment date. For example, if you assessed last time on April 1, 2016, your upgrade assessment has to be at least April 2, 2017 or later. To make sure you have been filling your logbook correctly, refer to this post.
  • BRING YOUR LOGBOOK ON THE FIRST DAY OF TRAINING! This will give us time to make sure everything is ready for the Assessor. If we need to follow up with some of your signatures, this will give us time to do so. If you have no logbook, you will not be assessed. You can still train and we will keep your money, but then you'll have to pay and come back again later when you have your logbook. So, you might as well make sure you have your logbook the first time around! If you have lost your logbook, this post will tell you how you can get it back.

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