Nigel Atkins

TRAINING EVENTS August 2020

Nigel Atkins Caving Workshops

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Technical Workshops

Introduction to SRT workshop   Date – Friday August 21

(Single Rope Techniques)Date – Saturday October 24th

If you have never done any SRT before, this workshop is the perfect introduction for you. If you want to get the best information on techniques and equipment then this day is essential to pick up modern techniques before you buy your ideal SRT set up.

All SRT equipment is provided.

£30 for DCA/BCA members

SRT Masterclass workshop        Date – Saturday August 22nd

(Intermediate)Date – Sunday October 25th

Follow on from the basic SRT training course looking at re belays, deviations, aid traverse lines etc. During this course you will be trained up to the standard of the national guidelines to be self reliant in getting up and down a variety of multi rigged pitches and traverse lines.  These masterclasses are a rare opportunity to look at personal SRT and get tips from one of the original developers of current SRT.

£30 for DCA/BCA members

SRT Coaching workshop            Date – Sunday August 23rd

The essential workshop for anyone teaching caving in their club. This is an introduction to the coaching syllabus and will look at all 3 modules of the DCA coaching scheme. The standard is the same as the CIC award scheme and anyone attending must be experienced cavers with knowledge of the 4 training modules of the DCA training guidelines.

£30 for DCA/BCA members

Ropework for Cavers workshop Date – Saturday August 29th  

This surface training and day is for cavers who wish to learn basic rope skills, pitch rigging small climbs and simple ladder and line pitches.

£30 for DCA/BCA members

SRT Rigging workshop               Date – Sunday September 6th

The perfect workshop for those who are proficient using SRT and wish to improve their SRT rigging skills, pick up tips from qualified BCA instructors etc. Those attending will be expected to demonstrate full SRT to a high standard.

£30 for DCA/BCA members

Surface Navigation Workshop   Date – Sunday September 20th

This workshop is designed to introduce and improve navigation techniques useful to any outdoor enthusiast, especially cavers venturing to those more remote caves. We will look at map interpretation, compass work and micro navigation. This workshop is for anyone wishing to navigate themselves in remote areas.

£30 for DCA/BCA members

Cave Photography workshop     Date – Sunday October 18th

Derbyshire – phone for details as this is a very specialised event with limited places.   

£40 for DCA/BCA members

SRT Self Rescue workshop        Date – Monday October 26th

Can you help your colleagues out if they have a problem on rope? This workshop is perfect for those who are proficient in personal SRT and pitch rigging who wish to improve their SRT self rescue skills.

£30 for DCA/BCA members

Technical Training Courses

SRT Basic Training course         Date – Wednesday & Thursday September 9th & 10th

(Module 3 part 1) This is the full low ratio 2 day SRT training course for you to learn from the BCA Training Officer. During this course you will be trained up to the standard of the DCA training guidelines, to be self reliant in getting up and down fixed ropes. All SRT equipment is provided. This course must be completed before progressing to the Intermediate course.

£120 for DCA/BCA members

SRT Intermediate course             Date – Wednesday & Thursday October 7th & 8th

(Module 3 part 2)

Follow on from the basic SRT training course looking at re belays, deviations, aid traverse lines etc. During this course you will be trained up to the standard of the DCA training guidelines, to be self reliant in getting up and down a variety of multi rigged pitches and traverse lines.  SRT equipment is available if required.

£120 for DCA/BCA members

SRT Assessment                          Date – Friday October 9th

(Module 3A)

Skills assessment of your personal SRT. This is an opportunity to put yourself up against the DCA training guidelines for SRT against a current CIC Trainer & Assessor.

£10 for DCA/BCA members

Basic Ropework Course                 Date – Wednesday & Thursday October 21st & 22nd

This 2 day training course is for cavers who wish to learn the skills of basic pitch rigging for ladder and line and simple non technical SRT pitches. Day 1 is surface training and day 2 is underground.

£120 for DCA/BCA members

SRT Rigging Course                          Date – Wednesday & Thursday October 28th & 29th

(Module 4 part 1)

This is a 2 day training course for competent SRT cavers at the Module 3A standard. You must be familiar with a basic level of ropework and knot tying to get the most from this course.

£120 for DCA/BCA members

BCA Cave Leader Training Courses

BCA Cave Leader Training (LC/MLA)

Level 1           Monday & Tuesday August 24th & 25th -Derbyshire – cave

Level 1           Wednesday August 26th– Derbyshire – mines day

Level 1           Tuesday & Wednesday September 15th & 16th -Derbyshire – cave

Level 1           Thursday September 17th– Derbyshire – mines day

Level 2           Thursday & Friday August 27th & 28th -Derbyshire

Level 2           Tuesday & Wednesday September 29th & 30th -Derbyshire

BCA Cave Instructor Course

BCA Cave Instructor Training (CIC)

Monday October 12th to Friday October 16th

Please call or email for further details on any of the above workshops and courses.

Good caving                                                                                                                    

Nige                                   

Nigel Atkins

t: 01283 210777  

m: 07831 449919                                                                                           

nigel@pennineorganisation.com

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