Caving Instructor Certificate (CIC) Training

Price: £445.00 Per Person (inc VAT)

Location: Peak District

Duration: 4 Days

Ratio: 1:4

Availability: There are places remaining on this course



The Cave Instructor Certificate (CIC) Scheme is the highest instructing award designed for those involved in introducing others to caving, passing on technical skills to others and coaching in a variety of caves. It allows the holder to instruct/guide caving in all areas of the UK.


These CIC training courses are offered by Phil Baker (Trainer/Assessor for all BCA awards and Chair of BCA CIC  panel). Assessments are organised by arrangement. Please get in touch if you are interested in assessment dates as these can be offered but need to be arranged individually


The training course spread over two weekends covers the CIC syllabus, available from the BCA website, and includes all aspects of vertical and horizontal caving, single rope technique, rope rescues, navigation, flooding and hazards, cave formation and coaching skills. The second weekend is usually in Yorkshire (accommodation arranged).


The course date for 2019 is a split weekend course on the 30th Nov-1st Dec and 14th-15th December. To book, simply book select the date for 30/11/2019 above.


Candidates are required to hold the LCMLA Level 2 and to register with BCA prior to the course. Details can be found at:

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Peak District Course Information:
Minimum Age

With a few exceptions, participants aged 13+ can attend our scheduled courses independently. We offer family days out for kids age 6+, private courses to kids groups from age 9+ and scheduled courses just for ages 12-17. All participants under the age of 18 must bring a completed 'Parental Consent Form' that can be downloaded here.

Frequently Asked Questions

As our instructors and staff are often out on the hill or underground delivering courses, we have put together a detailed FAQ to help you with your queries. Click here to go to the FAQ.

London Train Connection

If necessary it is possible to travel up to the course on a weekend by getting an early train on Saturday morning - more info on our FAQ.

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