Training - LCMLA Update Workshops (formerly known as revalidations)

COVID 19 In the light of recent government advice, to reduce non essential travel around the UK, all BCA LCMLA and CIC workshops will be postponed until further notice. BCA award holders who are due to attend an update workshop between now and 30th September 2020, will have a 6 month extension to their award expiry date. This also applies to trainer/assessor workshops.

Those already booked onto a workshop will be contacted in due course by the workshop director, to arrange a suitable future date. This advice will be reviewed as more information becomes available.

Juliet Parker-Smith (QMC chair)

Application forms and payment must be sent to the Training Administrator at least 6 weeks before the workshop date in order to secure your booking.

If you cannot find a suitable course listed below please contact BCA Training Administrator.

These workshops are filling fast! Book early to be sure of your place.

If the booking deadline has passed please phone Training Administration as you may still be able to join the workshop.

As from 01/07/2016, if you have caves and or mines on your certificate or wish to add new ones from an area other than that in which you are going to update, you must contact a Trainer Assessor from that area to agree that those sites may be on your new certificate after the update workshop. The update workshop leader will ask to see evidence that this has been done – such as an email. Contact details for all Trainer Assessors can be found on this website.

The workshop booking form can be downloaded from the Downloads page here.

LCMLA Update Workshops In 2020

Please enquire before booking workshops from September onwards

* TO BE RESCHEDULED * 23rd April Booking Deadline
12th March 2020
North Wales Danny Woodford-Phillips
* TO BE RESCHEDULED * 20th April Booking Deadline
9th February
Derbyshire Nigel Atkins
* TO BE RESCHEDULED * 9th May Booking Deadline
28th March
South Wales Rich Hill
* TO BE RESCHEDULED * 12th May Booking Deadline
31st March
Northern EnglandTony Liddy
* TO BE RESCHEDULED * 16th May Booking Deadline
4th April
Southern England Stephan Natynczuk
* TO BE RESCHEDULED * Booking Deadline
4th April
Derbyshire Adam Evans
* TO BE RESCHEDULED * July Booking Deadline
Northern EnglandGeorge Plant
5th Sept Booking Deadline
25th July
North Wales Dave Baines
17th September Booking Deadline
5th August
Northern EnglandDanny Woodford-Phillips
* TO BE RESCHEDULED * 26th Sept) Booking Deadline
15th August
South Wales Pete Blackburn
2nd October Booking Deadline
21st August
Derbyshire Phil Baker
12th November Booking Deadline
1st October
Southern England John Crowsley
20th November changed from 13th November Booking Deadline
17th October
Derbyshire Dave Baines
23rd November Booking Deadline
12th October
Northern EnglandMick Ellerton
5th Dec Booking Deadline
24th October
North Wales Gethin Thomas

LCMLA Update Workshops In 2021


23rd Jan Booking Deadline
12th December 2020
South Wales Paul Edmunds
7th Jan Booking Deadline
27 November 2020
Northern EnglandSteve Banks
12th March Booking Deadline
30th January
DerbyshireMark Fox
19th March Booking Deadline
5th February
Northern EnglandMel Sugden
4th May Booking Deadline
6th April
DerbyshireJohn Geeson
15th May Booking Deadline
3rd March
South Wales Tom Partridge
11th Sept Booking Deadline
31st Aug
South Wales Vaisey Bramley

LCMLA Update Workshops In 2022


15th Jan Booking Deadline
4th Dec 2021
South Wales Gary Evans