Future Courses

Current Planned Courses

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 Course Details relevant to your course ensuring any pre-requisites are met.


North Wales Panel Courses: Week commencing the 6th of December 2021


This year the North Wales Trainer/Assessor Panel are putting a batch of training and assessment opportunities over the week commencing the 6th of December 2021.

If you’re interested in any of these courses you can book a place here. Once we’ve a better idea with regards numbers panel members will be allocated courses and will get in touch with you directly. There’s also opportunities to access assessment as most panel members will be available during that week to assess you.

We’ve a poster for the courses which would be great to see around Centres pin boards! You can download a copy of the poster by clicking here or below.

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.