Mine Leader Training: 26 & 27 October 2020

Corona Virus...
Note given the current Coronavirus situation should a course need to be cancelled due to the a change in government restrictions those booked onto the course will be issued a refund in full.  
The Award Scheme is changing...
The BCA have updated the award scheme. Although the syllabus is remaining unchanged the award scheme has been tidied up a little and so “Level 1” is not more! The award has been renamed simply the Local Mine Leader (or Cave Leader) Award, with Vertical (and other) qualification added to you Mine (or Cave) certificate. Management of the scheme has been shifted on-line making for (hopefully) a easier scheme for candidates to navigate. For more information click here to visit the BCA website

Course Duration: 2 days

Cost: £200

Places: 5 (note this course needs one more candidates to run)

Venue: Betws y Coed area

Director: Gethin Thomas

Link to this course on the BCAs QMS

This 2 day course will covers the Local Mine Leader Award syllabus which is available to download by clicking here.

LCMLA Mine Leader Training
Assisted hand-line underground

During the course candidates will look at the skills required to lead groups in horizontal mine systems under the LCMLA scheme. During the 2 days the course will cover an outline of the LCMLA scheme, geology and mining processes associated with both metal and stone mines with a particular emphasis on those found in North Wales, risk identification and management, navigation underground, personal and group kit, and simple rope techniques through a series of classroom and practical sessions, including at least 2 trips underground.

There are no prerequisites to attending this training course, other than registering with the BCA LCMLA scheme (which must be completed before attending), however candidates should be comfortable exploring underground to get the most out of the 2 days.

Candidates should provide their own lunch and personal protective equipment for the course, including appropriate helmet and light, broad/load bearing belt and cows tails (made up of good quality dynamic rope). Replacement rope for cows tails will be available to purchase during the course, but please get in touch in advance so we can get these for you. Candidates should also be prepared to travel to various sites in their own transport.

Booking Form

You can book a slot directly with me here, or alternatively through the BCAs Qualification Management System once you’ve access to the system by searching for course 341 or clicking here.  

Prior to attending this course you must be registered with the BCAs Qualification Management System. You can do this by clicking here: https://britishcaving.azolve.com/
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