Posted on 17/03/2020

COVID 19 In the light of recent government advice, to reduce non essential travel around the UK, all BCA LCMLA and CIC workshops will be postponed until further notice. BCA award holders who are due to attend an update workshop between now and 30th September 2020, will have a 6 month extension to their award expiry date. This also applies to trainer/assessor workshops.

Those already booked onto a workshop will be contacted in due course by the workshop director, to arrange a suitable future date. This advice will be reviewed as more information becomes available.

Juliet Parker-Smith (QMC chair)

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It has come to the attention of the BCA Executive that there is some confusion about recent changes to the British Caving Association Training award schemes.

The 2017 AGM voted on a motion “This meeting instructs Council to set up a working party called ‘the BCA Qualifications Management Committee’, this to be established to develop the BCA training awards and the current Training Committee be henceforth solely responsible for recreational training. This was voted through unanimously at the AGM by both the individual members and club members.

In addition, for the Council meeting following the AGM, the minutes contain a paper which includes a diagram of the training scheme which has the QMC reporting directly to the BCA Council and BCA recreational caving also reporting directly to the Council. This proposal was first circulated at the Council meeting held in April 2016.

The current situation is clearly that there are two separate organisations reporting to the Council; one is called the QMC and responsible purely for BCA caving awards (LCMLA/CIC), and the second under the old training committee title which covers recreational caving and also reports directly to Council.

BCA Executive, February 28th, 2018


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