Important information on LCMLA training & assessment courses
Please note there are prerequisites to attending a training course, including registering with the BCA (click here). Before committing to a training or assessment course please ensure you’ve downloaded and read the most recent BCA LCMLA Handbook, in particular section 3.2.2 on Prior Experience.

All training and assessment courses must now be registered with the BCA at least 7 days before an assessment or 1 month for training courses, so please get in touch as soon as possible it you’d like to arrange a course

Click on any of these courses for more details

Up and Coming Courses

North Wales Panel Courses. December 11th-15th 2017

This year the North Wales LCMLA Panel will be running a series of training and assessment courses throughout the week of the 11th through to the 15th of December 2017. Courses will be based at both Lledr Hall OEC and Oaklands OEC, with self catering accommodation available at both if required (for an additional fee).

The week is also a great opportunity for candidates to present for assessment as there with be several trainers and assessors available throughout the week.

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Click on the links below for more details, and complete the form to make a booking.

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.

Level 1 Local Mine Training Course, 11-12 December 2017
Level 1 Local Cave & Mine Training Course, 11-13 December 2017
Level 1 Local Mine Training Course, 13-14 December 2017
Level 2 Local Mine Training Course, 11-13 December 2017.
Tyrolean Traverse Training, 14th December 2017
Personal SRT training, 14th December 2017



Private/Independent Courses

The following courses can be arranged at convenient dates. Given enough notice I can normally re-arrange things to accommodate courses, alternatively you can click on the “availability” tab to see what dates I’m free.

Click here for my availability
Level 1 Local Mine Training Course, by arrangement
Level 2 Local Mine Training Course, by arrangement
Personal SRT training, flexible on dates
Level 1 & Level 2 Cave or Mine Leader assessments available on request
Personal tailored skills tuition
Level 2 Refresher

 Enquiry form

If you’re interested in any of these courses get in touch by completing the form or click on the availability calendar above to see what dates I’m free.

Please note all assessments and bespoke courses are arranged privately.
Assessment candidates only
If someone else is paying the bill for this courses please provide an email address so I can contact them. On submitting this form an automatically generated email will go to this address asking for confirmation that they're happy to fund your course, so worth asking first!!