As with previous years the North Wales LCMLA trainer & assessor panel have put together a series of training courses, and assessment opportunities for candidates wanting to lead groups in caves or mines. 

Please note some dates may have changed from previous advertising for these courses. 

We’ve a range of course, from Level 1 Mine Leader Training, Level 2 Cave/Mine Leader Training (including Tyrolean Traverse for groups), Mine to Cave Training, SRT Training, and opportunities for candidates to present for any assessment module.

Places are limited on each course, and guaranteed to run. 

You can book a place on a course by filling in the form below, or click here for further details

Note a copy of your booking enquiry form will be sent to your invoice address in addition to your own address,

Assessment Candidates, please read


Before presenting for assessment please double check you have the minimum log-book experience as outlined in the BCA Handbook

  • Have at least 1 year cave/mine exploration
  • 30 trips in 10 different systems (including 2 different type of mines for Mine Leader)
  • A proportion of these should be as a leader under supervision
  • Some trips may be above and beyond the remit of the level 1

5 of these must be quality days, defined as satisfying at least 4 of the following. Please nominate and highlight the 5 trips you consider best reflect quality days in your logbook when presented

  • Exploration of a new route or system
  • Incorporate at least 4 or 5 hours underground exploration
  • An experience that develops an individuals caving/mine exploration knowledge, skills and awareness
  • Incorporates skills above the level of the candidates qualification
  • Self led
  • Involve some vertical skills or digging
  • Exploration of a cave that responds to rainfall

Please be prepared to present your log book on request. This can be done by posing or dropping off your log book to Oaklands OEC, or by sending us photos or a scan of your logbook.


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