Training Essentials: skills training courses for BMC club members

Posted by Mariella Sullivan on 01/04/2021

Up-skill with Training Essentials, the skills-training programme designed specifically for members of BMC affiliated clubs.

The courses, put together by the BMC and the AMI (Association of Mountaineering Instructors), provide club members with the opportunity to develop their skills in scrambling, climbing and navigation, to gain confidence and independence whether scaling a mountain or hitting the crags.

With a variety of courses, venues, dates and high-quality instructors Training Essentials brings courses closer to members at an accessible cost.

There are 8 one-day courses running on weekends throughout the year.

You can access course content and prerequisites here.


Book onto a Training Essentials climbing skills course

Book onto a Training Essentials mountain skills course


Training Essentials – Training courses for BMC club members:

Mountain Skills

  1. Intro to navigation (£40)
  2. Next steps navigation (£40)
  3. Intro to scrambling (not using ropes) (£40)
  4. Next steps scrambling (£50)

Climbing Skills

  1. Intro to trad leading skills (£50)
  2. Improving your trad leading skills (£50)
  3. Intro to sport leading skills (£50)
  4. Skills for traditional climbing on sea cliffs (£50)


For any further enquiries about this programme please contact or 07885 910606

There are many other courses available to club members, see the full selection here.



We want to say a big thanks to every BMC member who continues to support us through the Coronavirus crisis.

From weekly Facebook Lives and GB Climbing home training videos, to our access team working to re-open the crags and fight for your mountain access, we couldn’t do it without you.

Did you know that we've just launched a new U27 membership offer for just £1.50 / month? And with full membership from £2.50 / month, it's never been easier to join and support our work:

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