Tier 1 Induction

26/03/2019 - 26/03/2019

Boulder Shack

Non-residential starting from £85.00


This is a Tier 1 induction which is available to anyone delivering NICAS and NIBAS, but specifically aimed at, and mandatory for, Course Directors, Technical Advisors and Competent Persons. The course is delivered by two members of our highly experienced Coach Development Team and is a full-day course which qualifies for Mountain Training CPD. Today's trainers will be Joby Maw Davis and Melissa Bacon.

This day will cover:

  • How to make full use of the Candidate Management System in tahdah
  • Where to find online resources and get help
  • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of NICAS and NIBAS personnel
  • The delivery and assessment standards for each level of NICAS and NIBAS
  • How Primary Centres support Awarding Centres
  • How to deliver inductions and re-inductions to staff and awarding centres

This is not a course on how to be a coach, but how to use existing coaching skills in the effective delivery of NICAS/NIBAS.

Attending this induction means you no longer need the mandatory 3-year reinductions. The only exception to this is if we significantly change the NICAS and / or NIBAS syllabus, or if we roll out a new product.

Everyone who attends will be given a printed copy of our Centre Handbook and a NICAS Coaching Handbook or NIBAS Coaching Handbook.

What you will need to supply:

  • Personal climbing equipment including shoes
  • A copy of a NICAS or NIBAS logbooks, if you have them available
  • A laptop or iPad if possible, to get some practical experience using the tahdah database and candidate management system during the day
  • A smartphone or other video recording equipment (e.g. Coach’s Eye), if available
  • Packed lunch, drinks and snacks (Boulder Shack has a cafe on site where you can buy hot and cold drinks, snacks and meals)

Before the course:

Please read our Centre Handbook (2MB PDF download), and review NICAS and NIBAS logbooks and Coaching Handbooks if you have access to them. If you are working with an already-approved NICAS or NIBAS centre then please make sur they have set up a tahdah account for you and that you have viewed our videos and FAQs for the databaseNB: if you have a tahdah account the Coaching Handbooks can be accessed behind our website login.

Other information

Full joining instructions will be sent when you book. Please email us with any questions in advance on admin@nicas.co.uk.

Refunds on cancellation by you will be provided as follows:

  • Over 14 days until workshop: 100%
  • Between 7 and 13 days until workshop: 50%
  • Up to 6 days until workshop: no refunds possible, unless you provide a replacement or we have someone on our waiting list who takes your space. 

If we have to cancel the course we will refund delegates in full.

If you require a VAT receipt for your booking please email us and we will send this out to you.

Where And When

26/03/2019 10:30
26/03/2019 17:30
Total Days
Maximum Bookings
Boulder Shack
SO14 0JW
United Kingdom
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  • Non Residential

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