LCMLA Training & Assessment Courses, Dec 6th-10th December 2021, provided by the North Wales LCMLA T/A Panel

The North Wales LCMLA Trainer/Assessor Panel are putting on a batch of training and assessment courses during the week commencing the 6th of December.

A poster for the courses is available to download by clicking here.

Courses will be based near Dolwyddelan in North Wales taking advantages of the local mines and caves. There are opportunities to attend a range of training courses as well as assessments as the majority of the panel will be available during that week.

You can book a place on a course by completing the form below. Panel members will be allocated courses once we’ve a better idea on numbers, and will get in touch with you directly closer to the date of the course.

There’s also an update workshop running on the Saturday of that week. You can book onto the update workshop by clicking here, or logging onto the BCAs QMS and searching for course 000714.

Log into the QMS here: https://britishcaving.azolve.com/ You'll need to register with the BCAs Leadership Award Scheme prior to attending any courses
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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