IRATA Rope Access Level 3 Training

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The IRATA Level 3 rope access course is an advanced course for candidates who already have an IRATA Level 2 certificate and possess the required work experience.  The candidate must be an IRATA Level 2 technician with a minimum of 12 months and 1000 hours of work experience as a Level 2 rope access technician (verified by their IRATA logbook). It is required that technicians are fully competent in all IRATA Level 2 techniques and using these techniques regularly in their daily work, before an application is made for IRATA Level 3 training and assessment.  It is also recommended that technicians gain an awareness of rope access rigging, rescue and rope access equipment used at IRATA Level 3 – this awareness should be gained through the workplace and/or by reading the IRATA International Code of Practice. ARCH is approved by IRATA International as a Full Trainer & Full Operator Company.   IRATA rope access training is delivered at our Enniskillen venue which includes a 15M external tower and indoor training areas.  IRATA rope access training courses are also available at our Belfast and Republic of Ireland training facilites for group bookings of 4 or more persons.

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Course Syllabus

To equip the participant with the skills and knowledge:

  • To be capable of site safety supervision for rope access projects;
  • To be conversant with relevant work techniques and legislation;
  • To demonstrate the manoeuvres, skills and knowledge required of IRATA Levels 1 and 2 technicians;
  • To complete advanced rescue techniques and rescue management (advanced rescue, tensioned ropes, short link, rescue in descent passing a knot, breaking into tight rope, large re-belay);
  • To undertake pre-use equipment inspection, and have an awareness of equipment management;
  • To complete method statements and risk assessments;
  • To be knowledgeable of the IRATA certification scheme, and the IRATA Code of Practice.

Full details can be viewed at IRATA Level 3 syllabus

Course Duration

4 days training and 1 day IRATA  Level 3 assessment

Instructor:Trainee Ratio


Course Assessment

Practical and written assessment by IRATA assessor over 1 day


IRATA International Level 3 certificate valid for 3 years from assessment date.

Course Cost

£670 plus VAT – Enniskillen

€960 – Shannon Airport, Ireland

The training fee includes:

  • Training delivery
  • Course notes
  • Assessment by an external IRATA assessor
  • IRATA registration fee
  • Admission Requirements


Those attending IRATA rope access training should be medically fit to carry out the practical part of the course and free from medical contra-indications that may prevent them from working safely at height (A list of conditions that could affect practical training and work at height is available on request). IRATA level 3 course participants will be required to self-certify their medical and physical fitness before commencement of the course. Participants should be aged 18 years or over.

 Available Locations

IRATA Level 3 is delivered in Northern Ireland at Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh or Belfast training facilities.  ARCH also delivers IRATA rope access training at clients locations across Ireland, UK and international locations for group bookings on request.  Contact ARCH office to discuss your requirements. IRATA Update on new Training, Assessment and Certification Scheme

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