25 April 2021

CNCC Training 2021

Our Training Officer has had a rough first year in the role, with all attempts to organise events thwarted by Covid, including the much anticipated (and fully booked) SRT refresher workshops originally scheduled for February which had to be cancelled.

With things now looking up however, we are now pleased to offer a comprehensive series of training opportunities throughout this summer:

  • May 29: Return to SRT
  • May 30: Return to SRT
  • June 5: Learning to rig
  • June 6: SRT rescue
  • June 12: New to caving session
  • June 19: Underground geology
  • June 26-27: Two-day SRT-workshop
  • July 17: Improving your SRT skills
  • July 18: Practical skills for trip leaders
  • August 7-8: Two day new to SRT workshop
  • September 4: Learning to rig
  • September 5: SRT rescue
  • September 25: New to SRT
  • September 26: Improving your SRT skills

Full details for all of these, and signup can be found here: https://cncc.org.uk/training

All sessions are subject to the Covid roadmap going to plan, and will follow all requirements.

This is undoubtably the most extensive series of training opportunities the CNCC has offered for decades and we are thankful to Ian Patrick for putting this together. We hope these sessions will provide a great opportunity for anyone out of practice to refresh their skills, as well as opportunities to learn some new skills including advanced SRT, rigging, leadership or a bit of geology.

Most of the sessions have an associated fee as a contribution to the running costs, which is mainly venue hire and professional trainers. In most cases that fee reflects as little as half the actual per-person cost of running the event, with CNCC subsidising the difference.

We expect these events to be popular based on the enthusiasm we saw for the February sessions. However, to help us maximise attendance and give as many people as possible the opportunity to attend, please only book your place once you are confident in your availability.

Any questions, email training@cncc.org.uk for more information.

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