Are you a BMC club member wanting to learn new skills? Come along to one of our safety training courses to learn about outdoor first aid or improvised rescue for climbers.
The BMC organises a series of training courses for BMC club members and club leaders held around England and Wales, and run by experienced and qualified instructors.
The costs of the courses cover all instruction, plus overnight accommodation for the 2-day courses where specified, and are kept low due to a subsidy from the BMC.
The programme has been designed to offer more choice and flexibility for members with a mix of 1-day and 2-day courses. There are 2-day certified Outdoor First Aid courses, and there are 1-day and 2-day Improvised Rescue skills for climbers.
More courses will be added throughout the year.
All courses run over weekends
The 2-day courses marked ** include self-catering accommodation on the Friday & Saturday nights.
All other courses do not include accommodation.
BMC club training courses - 2022
Outdoor First Aid: (London) TBC
Outdoor First Aid: (Snowdonia) TBC
Improvised Rescue for Climbers: TBC
How to Train Novice Members in your Club (Summer): (Plas y Brenin, North Wales) Sept/Oct **
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Training Essentials: skills training courses for club members
Courses available across England and Wales throughout the year
Feedback from one of the 1-day Improvised Rescue courses in the Peak District -
"I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the rescue course you ran this weekend. It was massively insightful and one of the best sjngle days' learning I've done. The weather was atrocious, but it was so much fun and I'm gutted we could only do the one day."
Other courses run by the BMC include
Courses for clubs from earlier in the year
How to Train Novice Members in your Club (Winter skills): (Plas y Brenin, North Wales) 5-6 February **
Places on clubs workshops are not guaranteed until payment has been received.
Cancellations within 14 days of the course starting will not be eligible for a refund.
Cancellations 15-28 days prior to the course starting will get a 50% refund.
Cancellations more than 28 days prior to the course starting get a full refund.
In case of cancellation we can sometimes transfer your booking to another course if you wish and there is space.
If the course is cancelled by the BMC a full refund will be offered or the option to transfer your booking on to another course, whichever you prefer.
Check out other courses and workshops offered by the BMC here
Contact Jane Thompson, BMC Clubs Officer, with any queries about the workshops: clubs@ thebmc.co.uk, 07885 910606
Courses for indoor climbers making their first moves onto rock
Who are they for?
These courses are ideal for novice climbing club members, students, parents and individuals who may have had the odd taster of climbing outdoors and wish to gain key safety skills at an excellent price. They may also be a good precursor for people contemplating the Single Pitch Award training. You should already know how to put on a harness and belay. These courses are for people aged 18 or older.
What do the courses cover?
A variety of topics will be covered during the day as well as offering a fun taster to outdoor climbing. Topics may include:
Types of trad climbing equipment
Placing good protection
Building good belays
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