National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme level 1 and 2 climbing course
The National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme, (NICAS) is the only nationally recognised scheme designed to introduce new and young climbers to climbing on artificial climbing walls. There are five levels increasing in technical skills, and knowledge and is suitable for ages seven and upwards but is not exclusively for young people and is suitable for adults also who wish to take up the sport. Award Solutions is able to deliver two levels and these can be used for a Bronze or Silver physical in the D of E Award. NICAS is ideal for school and youth groups and can be used alongside GCSE PE courses.
The scheme aims to accredit achievement in climbing and to provide a structure for development in the sport. It aims to develop movement skills and improve levels of ability, teamwork, and trust. Participants will also learn rope work and how to use equipment safely, will record their achievements in a logbook and gain a foundation on which to build and continue in the sport.
Entry level, aimed at complete novices, focuses on a safety conscious attitude as much as climbing skills and is achievable by any climber with aptitude whilst remaining under the supervision of an instructor at all times. A minimum of two climbing sessions of 1.5hrs each would be required to complete this level at an indoor climbing wall.
Designed to correspond to most climbing centre’s membership standards. A level 2 holder has mastered the basics of climbing indoors and should be able to climb and boulder safely and independently. A minimum of six climbing sessions of 1.5hrs each is required to complete this level at an indoor climbing wall.
To book a place please email Jean.Riding@awardsolutions.org.uk or phone Jean on 07771693007