BMC Clubs: Working with new members

Posted by Martin Kocsis on 01/04/2011
Tea & cakes will also be served.

The BMC’s Clubs Committee wants to support all those BMC affiliated clubs who welcome novices. This event is designed to allow club members to offer training and guidance to novices.

Some clubs wish to help inexperienced members develop the skills to become safe and competent climbers, walkers and mountaineers. However, many clubs feel that without the correct qualifications, they are not able to offer such support. Some clubs organise meets with experienced & qualified members instructing novices, and others may wish to do so but do not feel as if they have the right skills. Whilst there is no necessity for club members to hold formal qualifications in order to teach others, this course will inform you about current good practice.

This weekend workshop builds on the successful and well established Student Safety and Good Practice Seminar, presenting the principles of learning in the outdoors with a mix of theory and practice. The practical sessions focus on teaching the essential skills in climbing, scrambling and navigation. Tuition will include feedback from experts and an opportunity for ‘troubleshooting’.

Cost
The workshop will cost £75 for all instruction, lunch, refreshments and an evening meal on Saturday. Bunkhouse accommodation is available at £15 per night.
Date
It takes place over the weekend of April 30th – May 1st 2011 at Plas y Brenin
Programme & how to apply
The full programme can be found here, and an application form can be downloaded here.
24 places are available; in the first instance one place per club will be allocated. The closing date for applications is 8th April 2011.

Further information
Please contact Martin Kocsis at the BMC tel: 0161 438 3336 / email
 


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