BMC Coach Education & FUNdamentals workshops

Posted by Jonathan Garside on 23/12/2016
Credit: Martin Chester (www.martinchester.co.uk)

Whether climbing or coaching indoors, on the crags, or in the Alps our workshops cover a range of themes that will broaden your knowledge and improve your coaching.

FUNdamentals of Climbing - Good technique and movement are the bedrock of climbing. These three workshops progressively explore climbing movement.

Coaching Children - Learn how to maximize the impact of your coaching sessions where young climbers are motivated to learn through fun, enjoyment and challenge.

Physical Training - Two workshops that progressively explore the principles of physical training and the design of periodised training plans.

Route Setting - Routes and problems have a positive impact upon a climber's development when set well. Anyone involved in coaching climbing will benefit from this very practical workshop.

If planning a career in coaching, the FUNdamentals and Physical Training workshops are part of Mountain Training's coaching scheme. 

BMC members benefit from more than a 15% discount on workshop cost. If you’re not a member then take advantage of our half-price membership offer and join the BMC for a less than £16! 

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For workshop dates in Scotand click HERE.

For workshop dates at Plas y Brenin click HERE.

Watch BMC Physical Training for Climbing 1 workshop on BMC TV


 

FUNdamentals of Climbing 1
The FUNdamentals of Climbing 1 focuses on the important themes that underpin climbing movement and is part of the training for the Foundation Coach Award.        

2018 Dates         

1 October - Harrogate Climbing Centre with Andy Swann                FULL!
2 October - Westway Climbing Wall, London with Iain McKenzie     FULL!
3 October - Awesome Walls Liverpool with Ian Dunn                       3 LEFT!
4 October - The Lock Climbing Wall, Harlow with Robin O'Leary    9 LEFT
4 October -
The Climbing Hangar, Plymouth with Mark Garland     2 LEFT!
15 October - Undercover Rock CC, Bristol with Mark Garland        7 LEFT
14 November - The Project CC, Poole with Mark Garland              8 LEFT
14 November - Big Rock Bond, Milton Keynes with Iain McKenzie 9 LEFT
21 November - Reading Climbing Centre with Mark Garland          9 LEFT
3 December - Awesome Walls CC, Sheffield with Katherine S        9 LEFT
10 December - Redpoint CC, Bristol with Mark Garland
10 December - Boulder Brighton with Katherine Schirrmacher        6 LEFT
12 December - ROF59 CC, Newton Aycliffe with Andy Swann

2019 Dates  

13 May - Beacon CC, North Wales with Ian Dunn
4 July -
Stronghold Climbing Centre, London with Robin O'Leary
4 November -
The Boardroom CC, Queensferry with Ian Dunn
5 December - Chimera CC, Tunbridge Wells with Robin O'Leary

Book online HERE

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FUNdamentals of Climbing 2
The FUNdamentals of Climbing 2 builds upon the first workshop, looking at how specific techniques can be coached and is part of the training for the Development Coach Award.

Prior attendance of a FUNdamentals of Climbing Workshop 1 is required for this workshop. 

2018 Dates

2 October - Harrogate Climbing Centre with Andy Swann               FULL!
3 October - Westway Climbing Wall, London with Iain McKenzie    1 LEFT!
5 October - The Climbing Hangar, Plymouth with Mark Garland     7 LEFT
5 October - The Lock Climbing Wall, Harlow with Robin O'Leary
16 October - Undercover Rock CC, Bristol with Mark Garland        7 LEFT
15 November - The Project CC, Poole with Mark Garland              8 LEFT
15 November - Big Rock Bond, Milton Keynes with Iain McKenzie
22 November - Reading Climbing Centre with Mark Garland           8 LEFT
4 December - Awesome Walls CC, Sheffield with Katherine S        9 LEFT
11 December - Redpoint CC, Bristol with Mark Garland
13 December - ROF59 CC, Newton Aycliffe with Andy Swann

2019 Dates  

14 May - Beacon CC, North Wales with Ian Dunn
5 July - Stronghold Climbing Centre, London with Robin O'Leary
5 November - The Boardroom CC, Queensferry with Ian Dunn
6 December - Chimera CC, Tunbridge Wells with Robin O'Leary

Book online HERE
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FUNdamentals of Climbing 3 
Participants need to be able to onsight 6b and boulder up to V3 comfortably to get the most out of the FUNdamentals of Climbing 3 workshop.

Prior attendance of the FUNdamentals of Climbing Workshops 1 & 2 is required for this workshop.  

2018 Dates

3 October - Harrogate Climbing Centre with Andy Swann             3 LEFT!
17 October - Undercover Rock CC, Bristol with Mark Garland      9 LEFT
16 November - The Project CC, Poole with Mark Garland   
16 November - Big Rock Bond, Milton Keynes with Iain McKenzie
23 November - Reading Climbing Centre with Mark Garland 
7 December - Depot Climbing Centre, Birmingham with Iain McKenzie
12 December - Redpoint CC, Bristol with Mark Garland

2019 Dates  

15 May - Beacon CC, North Wales with Ian Dunn
6 November - The Boardroom CC, Queensferry with Ian Dunn

Book online HERE

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Physical Training for Climbing 1
Participants need be a competent lead belayer and climb 6a comfortably to get the most out of the Physical Training 1 workshop.

2018 Dates

12 September - The Foundry CC, Sheffield with Katherine S            6 LEFT
3 October - Westway Climbing Wall, London with Iain McKenzie      4 LEFT!
8 November - Awesome Walls Liverpool with Ian Dunn

2019 Dates  

23 May - Beacon CC, North Wales with Ian Dunn
7 November - The Boardroom CC, Queensferry with Ian Dunn

Book online HERE

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Physical Training for Climbing 2 
Participants need have attended a Physical Training 1 workshop and be a competent lead belayer and climb 6a comfortably to get the most out of this two-day workshop.

2019 Dates

4-5 February - The BMC Office, Manchester with Tom Randall

Book online HERE


Coaching Children - NEW for 2016
Maximize the impact of your coaching sessions where young climbers are motivated to learn through fun, enjoyment and challenge. This workshop also aims to provide coaches with a clear framework of safe practice in the introduction of basic physical training for young people to support their climbing.  

2019 Dates  

24 May - Beacon CC, North Wales with Ian Dunn
8 November - The Boardroom CC, Queensferry with Ian Dunn

Book online HERE

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Route Setting
Participants need to be able to onsight 6b and boulder up to V3 comfortably to get the most out of the Route Setting workshop.

2018 Dates

Book online HERE

Any questions phone: 0161 438 3317

 

Plas y Brenin
FUNdamentals workshops at Plas y Brenin are booked with them.


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45
18/01/2012
Are there any other dates planned for Bristol or the SW?

Cheers

Mal
2) Anonymous User
22/01/2012
You can contact Guy at UCR Ltd., which is the climbing centre, where he works, although he is in the alps at the mo!
Kim
3) Jonathan Garside(author comment)
30/01/2012
Hi Mal

We have workshops in Exeter, Bristol and Cardiff this year, and are in the process of booking more for the SW. The BMC Coaching Symposium is on the south coast this year too, on 24 - 25 March. Find out more at www.thebmc.co.uk/coachingsymposium.
4) Anonymous User
02/06/2012
Need some more around London and Essex if its possible :)
5) Anonymous User
06/11/2012
Is there any other dates for North Wales or liverpool??/
6) Jonathan Garside(author comment)
07/11/2012
We'll be planning the 2013 series of workshops later this year and will have them spread around the country as usual.
7) Anonymous User
04/02/2013
What are the timings for these courses? All day? any weekend dates?
8) Anonymous User
16/03/2013
More dates on a weekend would be nice
05/04/2013
At chance of more dates n the South before September ???
22/04/2013
Anymore dates planned for FUN3 in the North, well Sheffield and above? Will book October at Kendal, but if there are plans for ones sooner....and up that way...
22/04/2013
Anymore dates planned for FUN3 in the North, well Sheffield and above? Will book October at Kendal, but if there are plans for ones sooner....and up that way...
19/06/2013
In future could more dates be arranged for weekends to allow more people with jobs to attend?
13) Anonymous User
24/07/2013
Hi is there still availability for FUN 1, 2 and 3 in Bristol on the 10-12 Sep? id be travelling a long way so would only book if i could do all three in a single trip. Thanks
14) Tim Waterhouse(staff comment)
25/07/2013
Yes, there are places available on those dates - availability is shown on the online booking form.
15) Anonymous User
28/08/2013
Do you recommend doing all 3 workshops in a block, on consecutive days, or is it advisable to leave some time between each one?
16) Jonathan Garside(author comment)
28/08/2013
Some people like to do the workshops on three consecutive days; others like a gap between each one. I think both approaches have pros and cons, which is why we deliver them in these two different ways. I do not think you would be overwhelmed if you did them on consecutive days.
17) Anonymous User
08/09/2013
I am wondering why so few workshops run during the weekends? I would like to progress through the scheme before Christmas but, like most people, work commitments often don't allow for mid week courses. Perhaps, offering several more weekend options might increase participation? I am aware that this may dilute the numbers of people per course but maybe by increasing weekend courses and reducing midweek courses the numbers will remain constant?
Thanks, Simon
18) Anonymous User
08/09/2013
Hi, any more Bristol dates beyond September?
19) Jonathan Garside(author comment)
09/09/2013
We will look to have more weekend dates in 2014.

Bristol has proved very popular this year and with workshops running there in March, June and September. We do not currently have plans for more there this year.
20) Anonymous User
17/09/2013
Does anyone know who is running the fundamentals 2 course at Eden rock, thanks
21) Anonymous User
18/09/2013
When will 2014 dates come out?
22) Anonymous User
18/11/2013
i.m trying to book on to fundamental 1 at manchester climbing centre for the 3rd dec 2013 but your website will not let me . i did book on to pals y brenin for the 20th nov but they have cancelled the course…

wondering if you could asset me booking manchester venue for the 3rd dec 2013
23) Jonathan Garside(author comment)
18/11/2013
As outlined in the webform, you can only book on courses if there are still places left. If a course is full, like the one in Manchester, then it will not come up in the drop-down menu.
24) Anonymous User
18/03/2014
Hi are the course that were listed for The Quay in Exeter not going ahead as had them in my basket but now can't seem to add them again to pay?
25) Jonathan Garside(author comment)
18/03/2014
Hi, yes there are places on the FUNdamentals 1 & 2 courses. You should be able to book on them now via webforms. The Physical Training workshop at the Quay this weekend has been cancelled due to no bookings being made on it.
26) Anonymous User
21/09/2014
Why can't there be any courses at a Weekend?

I was really disappointed that the PyB course at a weekend was cancelled. I can't attend any weekday course due to the nature of my work.
27) Anonymous User
14/01/2015
Why no dates in the Southeast? Nearest one is 2.5hrs from me in Sussex. Such a shame as I've wanted to do the course for ages.
28) Jonathan Garside(author comment)
14/01/2015
We are doing a workshop in the south-east tomorrow! In Maidstone.

We also did a workshop there in December, sorry that you maybe missed that.

Where is your nearest wall in the south east?
29) Anonymous User
27/01/2017
Hi when are the 2017 dates for the Physical training 2 course coming out?
30) Jonathan Garside(author comment)
27/01/2017
We'll have some dates soon for Physical Training 2.

Email us at amii@thebmc.co.uk to be informed when the dates go live.
31) Anonymous User
12/02/2017
Frank Kremer
FUNdamentals workshops in Britain. Did Scotland leave Britain already? No dates in Scotland at all!
32) Jonathan Garside(author comment)
20/02/2017
Hi

Mountaineering Scotland manage the delivery of FUNdas and other coach education workshops in Scotland. I suggest contacting them to see when their courses are running.

Jon
33) Anonymous User
10/03/2017
Never any courses in Scotland? Disappointing lack of scottish involvement from the BMC once again.
34) Jonathan Garside(author comment)
10/03/2017
Hi

I don't know if you have trouble reading the comment above yours ;) But as noted previously, Mountaineering Scotland manage the delivery of FUNdas and other coach education workshops in Scotland. I suggest contacting them to see when their courses are running.

Jon
35) Anonymous User
15/03/2017
It would be nice to see a few more further north or Scotland.
36) Jonathan Garside(author comment)
16/03/2017
Hi

As noted in my previous two posts (which people seem to have trouble reading) Mountaineering Scotland manages the delivery of FUNdas and other coach education workshops in Scotland. I suggest contacting them to see when their courses are running.

We have workshops in Sunderland, Liverpool, Sheffield and Kendal this year. Regarding other locations in the north of England, then please get in touch with us about that.

amii@thebmc.co.uk
jon@thebmc.co.uk

Jon Garside
37) Anonymous User
22/03/2017
Any Physical workshop 2's, coaching children workshops, or route setting workshops coming up in Plymouth/Exeter area? Would be nice to have these more advanced workshops further south than Bristol.
38) sch_adam
06/06/2017
Dear Jon Garside,

is there any chance to have a Physical Training 1 course in Manchester, just before the Physical Training 2, so on the 12th November?
Many thanks in advance

Cheers
Adam
39) Anonymous User
20/10/2017
Hi will you be running any more Fundas 3 courses this year after November or early next year? Preferably with Katherine S? Thanks
40) Anonymous User
24/01/2018
Are there any Fundamentals courses planned in London region ins 2018?
41) Anonymous User
06/02/2018
Any dates for 2018 Phys 2 workshops and coaching children workshops please?
42) Anonymous User
14/02/2018
Dates for Bristol and the SW please.
43) Anonymous User
15/02/2018
What is the link between the fundamentals course and the foundation coach award? Here it says that fundamentals is part of the training, but then the foundation coach award has its own training day. Thanks
23/06/2018
Are there any Physical 2 workshops for 2018? Really keen to do this course
45) Amii Wilkes(staff comment)
19/07/2018
For those asking about Physical Training 2, we have just added the following date:

22-23 August - The Climbing Works, Sheffield with Dave Binney

If you have any questions, please contact me directly - amii@thebmc.co.uk

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