Change forms for accredited centre personnel

Please use the links below for changing or updating centre personnel records for your accredited centres. The links to each form are below, along with a brief description of the role.

Each centre must always have a singular, named Course Director. Every centre will also have either a Technical Advisor (roped centres) or Competent Person (bouldering centres). Assistant Course Directors and Course Administrators may also have a role and be added/amended as required. For any other updates and additions, e.g centre manager, owner, or for coaches, please email us directly with name and contact details and we can ensure they are added to our distribution lists for relevant communications.
Change form
Role Description
The Course Director oversees delivery of the scheme(s) in their centre. In practice, how this is managed will vary but an example might be as follows:

Candidates register with the centre. Their details may be entered onto the Candidate Database by the Course Director, Assistant Course Director, or passed to the Course Administrator. The scheme may be delivered as continual assessment or by signing up to a set number of weeks’ instruction. The coaches, at particular points e.g end of a term, can work with the Course Director to review the current ability and understanding of candidates and what the next steps are e.g. have they achieved a level, would they benefit from sessions on particular areas of focus, etc. A Course Director who is able to visit sessions and get to know the candidates is therefore in a good position to work with their coaches to assess and sign off candidates.

NB: A Course Director should have an induction before they take on the role.
Assistant Course Director: Works alongside the Course Director, perhaps because there are many groups who need oversight within a centre. Must be qualified to same level as the Course Director for any levels of the NICAS Schemes that they are assessing/signing off. NB:An Assistant Course Director should have an induction before they take on the role.
Competent Person: A named individual holding a high standard of bouldering coaching experience or qualification who supports the application for an Accredited Centre to deliver NICAS Bouldering. They may provide staff training, course design, delivery and assessment procedures and will confirm that the Accredited Centre has appropriate resources to deliver the levels of the scheme for which it has applied.
Technical Advisor: A named individual holding a high standard of climbing qualification (MCI or above) who supports the application for a NICAS Climbing Accredited Centre to deliver the scheme. They may provide staff training, course design, delivery and assessment procedures and will confirm that the Centre has appropriate resources to deliver the levels of the Scheme for which it has applied. Centres are strongly advised to choose a TA with a relevant and extensive background in working with indoor walls/artificial climbing structures.
Course Administrator: A named individual at an Accredited Centre who may or may not have involvement in the delivery of the Scheme(s), but is involved in the administration such as materials ordering and maintaining the online candidate database etc.
Further guidance on roles can be reviewed on our roles and responsibilities page, or within our Centre Handbook which is available to all of our accredited centres. Ask us for details or download from our provider area.

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