Places available: Cave to Mine Transfer and Module 1 assessment

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Cave to Mines Transfer Training, 7th Dec 2015 (£90)Cave

During the North Wales Panel courses this December there will be the opportunity to attend a Cave to Mine transfer training course on the 7th of December.

This one day course is required by those who’ve already completed their Cave Leader Award and would like to work towards leading groups in mines. The one day course will cover the unique interests and hazards of mines, as outlined in the BCA handbook…


Candidates may seek to obtain core skills for both caves and mines as part of their assessment for Module 1. However, award holders who wish to extend the scope of sites into which they may lead parties can take Module 6, which covers the extension of the award to cave (including potholes) or mine type sites. The requirements of this module are based on either the Core Skills Cave or Core Skills Mine component of Module 1 together with the local knowledge component of either Module 2 or 4 depending upon the type of site.

In addition for those who’ve completed their Level 2 Cave Leader Award there will also be the opportunity to look at the rigging and management of a tyrolean traverse, as this is included in the Level 2 Mines syllabus for North Wales.

Module 1 Assessment

I’ve a candidate keen to complete his Module 1 Assessment towards the end of December. If anyone else is keen (provided I didn’t train you!) feel free to get in touch, as this would cut the cost of your assessment down from £160 to £90.

Make and enquiry here

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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