There are three levels
of Assessment within the scheme:
Cave Leader: For those intending to take novices on a short caving
trip excluding deep water and the use of ropes or artificial aids. This
is the minimum possible "award" and as such should be achieved before leading
a group underground.
Leader: For those taking others on longer caving trips which may
involve deep water, use of ropes and ladders but excluding the use of SRT.
those who wish to instruct or lead others in the more advanced caving techniques
and systems, in association with the National Caving Association in Britain
There is a Basic Cave Leader training course held, on average, every 18 months
with assessments being undertaken nearly every year. These courses are advertised
in the SUI Newsletter along with the annual training programme. Leadership
candidates are strongly advised to build up their own personal caving experience
before applying for these courses.
Cave Leader training
is only available to those who have already achieved Basic Cave Leader
or its equivalent. Application can be made directly to [email protected]