Delivering NICAS as an External Instructor

Boulders is a NICAS registered primary centre and we offer specially designed packages to allow external instructors to teach the NICAS syllabus through us, giving you the support of a large centre in providing a structured and nationally recognised certification to your group.

These courses are delivered by one of our NICAS Course Directors and on completion you will be able to deliver and assess NICAS Levels 1 and 2 at Boulders.

EXI NICAS1 – This will allow you to teach and assess NICAS Level 1.  This is a 3 hour course to introduce you to the NICAS package and how to deliver the Level 1 syllabus.  On completion of the training you will be able to assess students at a Level 1 standard and issue nationally recognised NICAS certification to them.

The course will also introduce you to the processes and facilities available at Boulders to make your delivery of the syllabus as easy as possible including ordering of NICAS logbooks and certificates, registering of candidates on the national database and provision of teaching resources.

EXI NICAS2 – This will allow you to teach and assess NICAS Level 2.  This is a 5 hour course to introduce you to the NICAS Level 2 syllabus.  On completion of the training you will be able to teach and assess students at a Level 2 standard and issue nationally recognised NICAS certification to them.

The standards required of a Level 2 student are much higher than at Level 1 as on completion the student should be capable of independent, safe use of any climbing centre and its facilities (this access is dependent on a centre’s own Terms and Conditions).  This training package aims to provide instructors with the skills to provide excellent training and a high standard of assessment to ensure that students surpass the requirements expected of a Level 2 student at any centre they may visit.

The course will also recap the foundation skills of Level 1 and introduce you to the processes and facilities available at Boulders to make your delivery of the syllabus as easy as possible including ordering of NICAS logbooks and certificates, registering of candidates on the national database and provision of teaching resources.

We can arrange a full day (8 hour) course to cover both EXI NICAS1 and EXI NICAS2 if required.  We need a minimum of 4 external instructors to run this.

Level 3 and Level 4 training can be arranged.  Please contact Climbing Wall Manager for info.

 

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