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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!

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.

Steve was central to producing the criteria for the Cave Instructor Award coaching module. The syllabus and assessment requirements are based on the academic content of his skill acquisition course. This is a very useful course for anyone considering CIC or, indeed, any other coaching qualification.

Dates: 7-8 July 2018 / 20-21 Dec 18

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: 13-14 Sept 18 / 4-5 Dec 18. This course can be run on a bespoke basis at any time - please ask.

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 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: 20-21 Sept 18 / 10-11 Dec 18. Also by arrangement at any time

Cost: £195


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. See the testimonials page.

Dates: By arrangement at any time

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


Spanish caving tripEnquiries and Booking

This trip to Cantabria in Northern Spain comprises five days of caving in the vast and spectacular underground spaces of the Ason valley caves. This trip is suitable for any fit individual with minimal training (provided). It is an amazing adventure week - it's warm, dry and mainly involves walking with some scrambling.

Dates: Easter 2019

Cost: £650 (excludes travel, accommodation and food though Steve will advise or may organise these to minimise costs


Personalised Caving ProvisionEnquiries and Booking

Personalised Caving Provision

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Steve will be pleased to design caving training or experiences for people of any standard. Please call to discuss your needs and interests.

Dates: On demand at any time

Cost: £225 per day


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: Dates are set by BCA and allocated to trainer/assessors on a rota basis. Steve will advertise his next date here once issued.

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


 

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