BCA Approved Provider

Caving Courses:

Steve is an established provider of caving and caving coaching. He holds the Caving Instructor's Certificate, the highest available award, and is able to lead and coach caving without restriction. Steve is a Trainer/Assessor for all the BCA Local Cave Leader awards; he brings his standard learner centred approach to all caver training situations.

The majority of Steve's caving work is in the delivery of BCA Local Cave Leader training and assessment courses at both Level One and Two. He is though, very keen to introduce anyone to the 'dark side' or to assist people to develop their caving skills and confidence at any level. Steve has introduced a great many people to this activity and virtually all are stunned by how different it is to their expectations - there's certainly no need to go into tight spaces, spend ages crawling or get soaking wet. Britain's premier caving area is right on his doorstep and offers a huge range of safe, straightforward and amazing underground adventures; so suspend your disbelief and give it a try!

Introduction to CavingEnquiries and Booking

Introduction to Caving

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Come and experience an exciting underground adventure on one of Steve's intro courses. He promises you will be amazed at how different it is to your expectations - you don't have to go into small spaces, get stuck, wet or cold to go caving. Come on, give the dark side a try!

Dates: Bespoke at any mutually convenient time

Cost: 220 per day for 6 people maximum


Caving Development CourseEnquiries and Booking

Caving Development Course

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Are you comfortable in horizontal caves but would like to move on to more technical trips either for personal recreation or to enhance your cave leadership awards?

Let Steve get you started safely on this intensive, fun and highly practical 2 day course which can cover some or all of the following depending on clients' needs:

Single Rope Technique(SRT) training, practice and equipment

Safe use of SRT

Rigging in vertical systems

Improvised equipment

Basic emergency procedures

Dates: Bespoke at any mutually convenient time

Cost: 450 for the 2 day course for up to 4 people maximum.


Personalised Caving ProvisionEnquiries and Booking

Personalised Caving Provision

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If the dates or the courses on offer don't fit the bill for you, please call Steve to arrange your own bespoke provision.

Dates: On demand at any time

Cost: 225 per day


Skill Acquisition, Motor Learning and Coaching Process CourseEnquiries and Booking

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These critical areas of knowledge are Steve's specialist academic field. They can enhance personal learning as well as enabling more effective coaching and the learning of others.

Whilst not presently covered in BCA qualifications it will make a significant difference to your understanding and approach in all skill learning situations.

For members of the BCU this will cover and extend the elements of the Coaching Process course; Steve will endorse your logbook to this effect if required.

Dates: 18-19 Dec 2017

Cost: 195


BCA Local Cave Leader Level 1 TrainingEnquiries and Booking

BCA Local Cave Leader Level 1 Training

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This two day training course covers the caving skills and knowledge necessary for leading others in horizontal systems. It will be delivered in Steve's usual, highly practical and learner centred manner.

You must have registered with the BCA whose website covers all the requirements for this award.

Dates: This course can be run on a bespoke basis at any time - please ask.

Cost: 195


BCA Local Cave Leader Level 2 Training Enquiries and Booking

BCA Local Cave Leader Level 2 Training

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As for Level 1 but for vertical systems with simple pitches up to 18m. The knowledge covered at Level 1 is assumed so that the focus can be placed on the technical training required at this level as well as the leading of others in this environment.

Dates: By arrangement at any time

Cost: 195


BCA Level 1 Cave Leader AssessmentEnquiries and Booking

BCA Level 1 Cave Leader Assessment

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Assessment for this award comprises 2 separate days (Core Skills & Group). Steve can assess you for either and will run your course in such a way as to permit you to perform to your potential.

Dates: By arrangement at any convenient time

Cost: 225 (150 per head if Core Skills done as a pair of candidates)


BCA Level 2 Cave Leader AssessmentEnquiries and Booking

BCA Level 2 Cave Leader Assessment

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This course consists of 2 separate assessment days (Core Skills & Group day), Steve can assess you for either.

Steve is renowned for the quality of his assessments and, in particular, the support and feedback provided to candidates.

Dates: By arrangement at any time

Cost: 225 (150 per head if done as a pair on the Core Skills element).


BCA Local Cave Leader RevalidationEnquiries and Booking

BCA Local Cave Leader Revalidation

This is the compulsory revalidation day which all Cave Leaders have to attend at least every 5 years. There is no 'grace' period and those who miss the deadline for updating will lose their qualification.

Course content is flexible to meet the needs of those attending.

Enrolment and payment is directly with the BCA. Contact Mary Wilde at trainadmin@british-caving.org.uk to book and pay for your place.

Dates: Check BCA website for forthcoming courses

Cost: 75 Contact The BCA at trainadmin@british-caving.org.uk to pay and enrol.


BCA Cave Instructor Certificate TrainingEnquiries and Booking

BCA Cave Instructor Certificate Training

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The CIC qualification is arguably the world's highest level caving award. It permits the holder to lead and coach caving without restriction.

This 4 day course will cover all the elements of the comprehensive syllabus.

This course can be run on a bespoke basis - please call.

Dates: Please call for dates

Cost: 395


 

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