The Training Committee is one of the BCA’s Standing Committees, who meet as necessary (at least annually) to discuss national training matters, requirements and events. As a Standing Committee, it is available to a voting representative of each of the BCA’s Constituent Bodies and Regional Councils.
The Training Officer is both the convenor of the Training Committee and a voting member of BCA Council.
Caving requires the use of many complex techniques and skills, ranging from Single Rope Technique (SRT), rescue, first aid, surveying and mapping, photography, conservation, scientific research amongst others. Proper knowledge of any of these techniques can only really be gained by dedicated training or through hands on experience. Some clubs or individuals are lucky to have access to great facilities and experience to learn these skills, and some do not. For everyone, there are always new aspects of caving to learn.
Matters relating to caving qualifications (for caving instructors) such as the CIC and LMCLA qualifications fall under the remit of the Qualifications Management Committee (QMC).
Any upcoming training events can be found in our events diary.
The minutes from Training Committee Meetings are available to download below: