Inductions for NICAS Personnel

All coaches and staff who deliver NICAS sessions at an accredited centre are required to complete an induction.

NICAS Climbing and NICAS Bouldering

There are two main types of induction for the NICAS Climbing and NICAS Bouldering schemes:

NICAS Tier 1 induction

  • Tier 1 inductions are led by a member of the NICAS Coach Development Team.
  • These inductions are mandatory for Course Directors, Assistant Course Directors, Technical Advisors, Competent Persons, and external/freelance coaches.
  • Other coaching staff, admin staff or individuals supporting an accredited centre application are welcome to book onto this induction.
  • These inductions are offered online via Zoom as a 3-hour webinar.
  • Cost: £29.99+VAT per person.

In-house induction

Course Directors or Assistant Course Directors who have already received an induction from the NICAS Coach Development Team will then need to run an in-house induction for all coaches who will be delivering NICAS sessions.

NICAS Clip and Wild Climbers

If you’re an existing accredited centre running NICAS Climbing or NICAS Bouldering, the Course Director plus any Assistant Course Directors will need to complete a NICAS Clip or Wild Climbers induction led by the NICAS Coach Development Team, then run an in-house induction for other coaches, before starting to deliver NICAS Clip or Wild Climbers sessions at your centre.

If your centre does not deliver NICAS Climbing or NICAS Bouldering, your centre will need an annual workshop for coaches to deliver NICAS Wild Climbers or NICAS Clip.

Face-to-face workshops

  • If you would prefer to book a bespoke on-site workshop, including any necessary inductions for your coaching team, please contact us to discuss your requirements and check availability.
  • Workshops are led by a member of our Coach Development Team.
  • Usually 10.00am to 4.00pm, but timings can be discussed with your trainer.
  • Up to 9 participants
  • Cost: £250+VAT per day

Further induction info

  • Our inductions may count towards CPD for members of the Mountain Training Association. Find out more about recording externally recognised CPD.
  • We encourage Course Directors, Assistant Course Directors, Technical Advisors and Competent Persons to attend a NICAS-hosted induction every 3 years. Please contact NICAS if you are unsure whether a refresher is necessary.
  • If you are a Course Director or Assistant Course Director and your last induction was before April 2017, you will need to book a new NICAS-hosted induction.
  • Freelance coaches must receive an induction from the NICAS Coach Development Team.
  • In-house coaches require a documented in-house induction or refresher every 3 years.
  • If you can’t find an induction at a time that works for you, contact us to request a bespoke online induction for a minimum of two people.