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It has come to the attention of the BCA Executive that there is some confusion about recent changes to the British Caving Association Training award schemes.
The 2017 AGM voted on a motion “This meeting instructs Council to set up a working party called ‘the BCA Qualifications Management Committee’, this to be established to develop the BCA training awards and the current Training Committee be henceforth solely responsible for recreational training. This was voted through unanimously at the AGM by both the individual members and club members.
In addition, for the Council meeting following the AGM, the minutes contain a paper which includes a diagram of the training scheme which has the QMC reporting directly to the BCA Council and BCA recreational caving also reporting directly to the Council. This proposal was first circulated at the Council meeting held in April 2016.
The current situation is clearly that there are two separate organisations reporting to the Council; one is called the QMC and responsible purely for BCA caving awards (LCMLA/CIC), and the second under the old training committee title which covers recreational caving and also reports directly to Council.
BCA Executive, February 28th, 2018
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