Get skilled up with the BMC on a club member training course

Posted by Jane Thompson on 07/04/2020
Photo credit: Henry Castle

Some date changes and cancellations due to coronavirus outbreak. Are you a BMC club member wanting to learn new skills? Come along to one of our safety training courses to learn about outdoor first aid or improvised rescue for climbers.

The BMC organises a series of training courses for BMC club members held at club huts and outdoor centres around the UK, and run by experienced and qualified instructors.

The costs of the courses cover all instruction, plus overnight accommodation for the 2-day courses where specified, and are kept low due to a subsidy from Sport England.

The programme has been designed to offer more choice and flexibility for members with a mix of 1-day and 2-day courses.  There are 2-day certified Outdoor First Aid courses, and there are 1-day and 2-day Improvised Rescue skills for climbers. 

More courses will be added throughout the year.

All courses run over weekends
The 2-day courses marked ** include self-catering accommodation on the Friday & Saturday nights.
All other courses do not include accommodation.

BMC club training courses - 2020

2021 dates are being prepared and will be posted here once confirmed

  • Outdoor First Aid: 25-26 April (London) £70 No accommodation provided CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
  • Outdoor First Aid: 20-21 June (London) £70 No accommodation provided CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
  • Outdoor First Aid: 20-21 June (Snowdonia) £105 ** CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

More courses will be added throughout the year.

For course details click on the links above, to book a course click on the 'BOOK HERE' after the course title above

To secure your place on a course please click on the following link to go to our online booking system

Feedback from one of the 1-day Improvised Rescue courses in the Peak District -
"I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the rescue course you ran this weekend. It was massively insightful and one of the best sjngle days' learning I've done. The weather was atrocious, but it was so much fun and I'm gutted we could only do the one day."

Other courses run by the BMC include

Courses for clubs from earlier in the year


Please note:

Places on clubs workshops are not guaranteed until payment has been received.

Cancellations within 14 days of the course starting will not be eligible for a refund.

Cancellations 15-28 days prior to the course starting will get a 50% refund.

Cancellations more than 28 days prior to the course starting get a full refund.

In case of cancellation we can sometimes transfer your booking to another course if you wish and there is space.

If the course is cancelled by the BMC a full refund will be offered or the option to transfer your booking on to another course, whichever you prefer.


Check out other courses and workshops offered by the BMC here

Contact Jane Thompson, BMC Clubs Officer, with any queries about the workshops:, 07885 910606

We want to say a big thanks to every BMC member who continues to support us through the Coronavirus crisis.

From weekly Facebook Lives and GB Climbing home training videos, to our access team working to re-open the crags and fight for your mountain access, we couldn’t do it without you.

Did you know that we've just launched a new U27 membership offer for just £1 / month? And with full membership from £1.66 / month, it's never been easier to join and support our work:

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I'd like to book myself onto the Outdoor First Aid course 20 - 21 June in London. I notice that you have cancelled the course taking place in April due to Corona Virus. If this happens to the June course will i receive a full refund?
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