All coaches and staff involved in NICAS Climbing and NICAS Bouldering need an induction. There are three tiers of induction available: see the table below with details.

Type Who is this for? Who delivers? Details Cost & Notes
NICAS (Tier 1) Mandatory: All existing Primary Centre Course Directors, Level 5 centres, Technical Experts and Competent Persons. Covers both NICAS Climbing and NICAS Bouldering syllabus and requirements
Optional: Course Directors from any centre, Assistant Course Directors, Course Administrators, coaches or freelance coaches (we advise contacting us about the proposed attendees before booking).
NICAS. Forthcoming dates and venues on tahdah. Full day
Counts as CPD for Mountain Training
Does not require a reinduction at a later date.
Cost £85pp for face to face. £29.99pp for online learning. Contact us if you prefer to book a bespoke day / session exclusively for your centre.
Primary Centre (Tier 2) Course Directors, Assistant Course Director or coaches at Awarding Centres (whether current or aspirant), plus freelance coaches. The Primary Centre supporting that Awarding Centre (whether a new or existing centre) Contact your Primary Centre direct for dates and details. Allow around 3-4 hours. The PC will confirm the cost, usually around £50pp.
Requires a reinduction after no more than 3 years.
In-house (Tier 3) Awarding Centre coaches and freelance coaches using their centre The Course Director, Technical Advisor or Competent Person for the existing Accredited Centre who has received a NICAS (Tier 1) or Primary Centre (Tier 2) induction Delivered in-house and can be tailored for your centre's specific details Discuss with your Course Director
  • We are able to add induction badges to the tahdah database to show which tier of induction a coach or member of staff has received, and when it is due for renewal (Tier 2 or 3).
  • Anyone who has received a Tier 1 induction since April 2017 is exempt from needing a reinduction unless their centre starts to deliver a new Scheme or we significantly change the NICAS and / or NICAS Bouldering syllabus. An induction is required for Wild Climbers.

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