BMC Training Essentials: skills training courses for BMC club members

Up-skill with Training Essentials, the skills-training programme designed specifically for members of BMC affiliated clubs.

The courses, put together by the BMC and the AMI (Association of Mountaineering Instructors), provide club members with the opportunity to develop their skills in scrambling, climbing and navigation, to gain confidence and independence whether scaling a mountain or hitting the crags.

With a variety of courses, venues, dates and instructors Training Essentials brings courses closer to members at an accessible cost.

There are 8 one-day courses running on weekends throughout the year.

 

Training Essentials – Training courses for BMC club members:

  1. Intro to navigation (£40)
  2. Next steps navigation (£40)
  3. Intro to scrambling (not using ropes) (£40)
  4. Next steps scrambling (£50)
  5. Intro to trad leading skills (£50)
  6. Improving your trad leading skills (£50)
  7. Intro to sport leading skills (£50)
  8. Skills for traditional climbing on sea cliffs (£50)

 

Click here for information on course content and prerequisites.

Scroll down for course dates and information on how to book.

 

BOOK NOW with your local provider:

North Western England, incl. Lake District

info@morethanmountains.co.uk

North Eastern England, incl. Yorkshire and Peak District

Beyond The Edge

North Wales

Go Vertical

South Wales

Outdoor Matters

South West England

info@ibexoutdoor.co.uk or info@climbcornwall.com

 

Training Essentials 2021 dates

Please note: we aim to keep this page up to date, however for most accurate information on course dates and times, please follow the links to the providers booking sites.

The final location and meeting point for each course will be confirmed by the instructor closer to the time to allow for factors such as the weather conditions to be considered.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, dates may be subject to change in accordance with government guidelines.

 

North Western England, incl. Lake District

All enquiries and bookings for these courses in the Lakes and North West to be directed to Nick at info@morethanmountains.co.uk

Saturday 3rd April - Intro to scrambling

Sunday 4th April - Next steps scrambling

Saturday 17th April - Intro to navigation

Sunday 18th April - Next steps navigation

Saturday 29th May - Intro to trad leading skills

Sunday 30th May - Improving your trad leading skills

Saturday 12th June - Intro to sport leading skills

Saturday 3rd July - Intro to scrambling

Sunday 4th July - Next steps scrambling

 Saturday 17th July - Intro to navigation

Sunday 18th July - Next steps navigation

Saturday 7th August - Intro to sport leading skills

Saturday 28th August - Intro to trad leading skills

Sunday 29th August - Improving your trad leading skills

 

North Eastern England, incl. Yorkshire & Peak District

All enquiries and bookings for these courses in the North East, Yorkshire and Peak District to be directed to info@beyondtheedge.co.uk or the Beyond The Edge website.

Saturday 29th May - Improving your trad leading skills

Saturday 22nd May - Next steps navigation

Saturday 5th June - Intro to sport leading skills

Saturday 19th June - Intro to trad leading skills

Sunday 27th June - Improving your trad leading skills

Saturday 3rd July - Next steps navigation

Saturday 10th July - Intro to navigation

Saturday 31st July - Intro to trad leading skills

Saturday 7th August - Intro to sport leading skills

Saturday 14th August - Intro to navigation

Saturday 21st August - Improving your trad leading skills

Saturday 11th September - Improving your trad leading skills

Saturday 18th September - Intro to trad leading skills

Saturday 25th September - Intro to sport leading skills

Saturday 2nd October - Intro to navigation

Saturday 16th October - Next steps navigation

Saturday 6th November - Next steps navigation

Saturday 4th December - Next steps navigation

Saturday 8th January 2022 - Intro to navigation

 

North Wales

All enquiries and bookings for these courses in North Wales to be directed to Matt at matt@greatormevertical.co.uk or on the Go Vertical website.

Saturday 17th April - Intro to navigation

Sunday 18th April - Intro to scrambling

Saturday 24th April - Next steps navigation

Saturday 24th April - Intro to trad leading skills

Sunday 25th April - Intro to sport leading skills

Saturday 15th May - Intro to scrambling

Sunday 16th May - Next steps scrambling

Saturday 22nd May - Intro to trad leading skills

Sunday 23rd May - Improving your trad leading skills       

Saturday 12th June - Intro to navigation

Sunday 13th June - Intro to scrambling

Saturday 17th June - Intro to scrambling

Saturday 19th June - Intro to sport leading skills

Sunday 20th June - Intro to trad leading skills

Saturday 3rd July - Intro to trad leading skills

Sunday 4th July - Improving your trad leading skills

Sunday 18th July - Next steps scrambling

Saturday 7th August - Intro to trad leading skills

Sunday 8th August - Improving your trad leading skills

Saturday 14th August - Intro to sport leading skills

Saturday 21st August - Intro to scrambling

Sunday 22nd August - Next steps scrambling

Sunday 5th September - Intro to trad leading skills

Saturday 18th September - Intro to scrambling

Sunday 19th September - Next steps scrambling

Saturday 9th October - Intro to trad leading skills

Sunday 10th October - Improving your trad leading skills

Saturday 16th October - Intro to scrambling

Sunday 17th October -Next steps scrambling

Saturday 6th November - Intro to navigation

Sunday 11th November - Next steps navigation

Saturday 13th November - Intro to trad leading skills

Sunday 14th November - Intro to sport leading skills

 

South Wales

All enquiries and bookings for these courses in South Wales to be directed to Matt at climbwithmatt@gmail.com or the Outdoor Matters website.

Saturday 26th June - Skills for traditional climbing on sea cliffs

Sunday 27th June - Intro to sport leading skills

Saturday 14th August - Intro to sport leading skills

Sunday 15th August - Intro to navigation

Saturday 9th October - Skills for traditional climbing on sea cliffs

Sunday 10th October - Intro to sport leading skills            

Saturday 6th November - Intro to navigation

Sunday 7th November - Next steps navigation

 

South West of England

All enquiries and bookings for these courses in the South West to be directed to Gavin at info@ibexoutdoor.co.uk or Jay at info@climbcornwall.com

Saturday 19th June - Skills for traditional climbing on sea cliffs

Sunday 20th June - Improving your trad leading skills

Saturday 26th June - Intro to trad leading skills

Sunday 4th July - Intro to navigation

Friday 9th July - Improving your trad leading skills

Thursday 22nd July - Intro to trad leading skills

Saturday 31st July - Skills for traditional climbing on sea cliffs

Sunday 17th October - Next steps navigation

 

For any further enquiries about this programme please contact clubs@thebmc.co.uk or 07885 910606

There are many other courses available to club members, see the full selection here.

 

 


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: 

https://www.thebmc.co.uk/join-the-bmc-for-1-month-U27-membership


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