The British Caving Association (BCA) is the national
governing body for caving and potholing.
LOCAL CAVE LEADERSHIP AWARD (LCLA)
The BCA Training Committee promotes high standards
of leadership, judgement and competence in those leading or training others
Qualifies the candidate to lead others in non vertical
systems ie. Caves not requiring the use of ladders or SRT.
Covers personal core skills that are considered necessary
for all underground leaders such as hazards, access, conservation, equipment,
weather, flooding, emergencies, first aid and technical skills.
Syllabus includes party leadership and judgement, public
relations and the organisation and conduct of novice parties.
Local knowledge, relating to caves in which the leader
will be leading groups, including surface navigation and public liability
insurance. The BCA consider it necessary for a candidate to hold a current
appropriate first aid certificate.
Training Courses last two days. Assessment courses are
in two separate modules, one day to assess core skills and normally half
a day to assess group leadership.
Registration is by sending a completed application
form with appropriate fee to the BCA Training Co-ordinator. You will then
be issued with a log book in which to record all your caving experience.
Training Course should be undertaken as soon as is
convenient and the skills learned, assimilated and practised before considering
assessment. The LCLA training course is valuable to anyone interested in
caving even if assessment for leadership qualification is not considered.
The Rock Centre runs LCLA Level One Training and Assessment
Courses for Devon and Mendip caves throughout the year both mid week and
For details, prices, dates and arrangements or registration
form CONTACT US
Further information on BCA or for registration form
Lancaster Hole, Yorkshire Dales.
Rory, aged 6 Pridhamsleigh Cavern Devon.
Otter Hole underneath Chepstow racecourse.